Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature...

Tuesday November 08, 2011 @ 10:22 PM (UTC)

Yesterday I found myself rubbing my cat’s tummy and telling her out loud a list of diagnostic anatomical features that convince me she can be classified as a felid.

I’m not sure what the implications may be for the famous xkcd Cat Proximity graph.

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It may not fit the intelligence curve, but it probably fits the inanity. No prediction is perfect, after all. :-)

Marvelous photo and you know I’m a sucker for gray cats.

So are you saying you got this tendency from Data or not? Or do you just expect your readers to recall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SySZdvsFYt4 automatically? Or did you complete steal this title from your subconscious? If we hadn’t been rewatching these recently I don’t think I would have noticed at all.

Evan — I wouldn’t say I got the tendency from him. Her anatomy is so adorably specialized! And I’ve read a good book on felid evolution and ancestors! But yes, I was quoting his verse, and I thought some people would notice ;)

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