Friday Cat Blogging – 28 October 2016

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Please let it be over. Please please please. I can’t take any more of thi—

Ahem. Shall we do cat blogging a few minutes early? Yes we shall. Here is Hopper doing her very best impression of a concrete rabbit. Not bad!

For more on our furry feline companions, check out “Good Thing Cats Are Adorable, Because They Get Away With a Lot of Crap.” It’s an interview with cat enthusiast and science writer Abigail Tucker to discuss her new book, The Lion in the Living Room. The title sort of reminds me of this tweet.

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