Friday Cat Blogging – 3 September 2010

Today is Provide-Your-Own-Caption day. On the left, Domino is in a paper sack, every cat’s favorite hiding place. On the right, Inkblot is obviously trying to tell me something. But what?

Need more cats? Check out Colleen Stratton’s Psycho Kitties. It’s probably not what you think. But her ten-years-in-the-making documentary needs your help. And there’s a free preview!

And speaking of help, friend-of-the-blog Blue Girl is doing her annual fundraiser right now. If you have a few spare shekels lying around, head over and put them to good use.

UPDATE: Ha ha. Fooled you all. They’re actually both saying the same thing. Answer below.

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