Friday Super Cat Blogging – 13 November 2009

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Today is cat overload day.  For starters, we have exclusive rare footage of Domino playing with a shoe.  I’ve cleverly titled it “Domino and the Shoe.”  And not just any shoe, either.  This one is a nice smelly shoe freshly tossed off a human foot at the end of a long workday.  I don’t know what it is about human foot smell that drives cats crazy, but smelly shoes are like catnip to them.  Weird.  In any case, be sure to watch the whole thing so you don’t miss Domino’s grand finale at the end.

But that’s not all!  Two weeks ago, we asked you to vote for your favorite Mother Jones climate cat covers — and to add your own to the meow mix. The results were overwhelming — a cascade of cat covers. Four of the original contestants tied for first place, and I’ve chosen another eleven for our final cat-off.  A flickr gallery of all the entrants is below, and you can see — and vote for — the final 15 contenders here.

So click here and vote! May the best cat win.

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