One raccoon was in the news last week, but here are two more: The first is an animated short story of a raccoon who finds a flashlight. The second is another real raccoon who doesn’t give up, teaching her child (called a “kit” in English) to climb. Now that Minnesota raccoon makes more sense; he or she probably had a good teacher, too.
Lots of ways you could interpret this. “The Dog Who Was A Cat Inside” by Siri Melchior nominated for a BAFTA in 2003.
Yesterday I shared two videos about the cities of Tokyo and New York City 100 years ago. Today is a list of “101 things to love about New York City”. My favorite was the (#35) Bodega Cats Instagram feed (also on Twitter):
Watch the video from Curbed about bodega cats.
Your challenge: make a list of 101 (well, start with 10?) things to love about Tokyo. My first on the list is the bicycle sharing system in 9 of the 23 wards.
The New Yorker explains our obsession with cats. A few highlights:
- We may have domesticated dogs, but cats domesticated us.
- We like cats in part because they remind us of human babies or fur dolls. Cats would not agree.
- Only 2% of the domesticated cats on the planet are “pure bred”.
- Cats may have caused schizophrenia in humans.