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The Internet Cat Industrial Complex — 29 Comments

  1. Photographed this cat in Kalimpong, a hill statio in the state of W.Bengal which has cool climate throughout the year.This cat definitely doesn’t look like the average street cat.It had come onto this sand mound for its regular toilet duties.Cats whether celebrity or stray are cute as this cat definitely is.Ultimately i feel its a certain freakish look or habits that makes a cat a ‘Internet Celebrity” besides a “Entrepreneurial showbiz type owner”.

    • I completely agree with you Rudolph about what makes a celebrity cat: a freaky cat and an ambitious person!

      You’ve taken a nice picture of a West Bengal cat. I absolutely love to see domestic cats from far-flung places and West Bengal is one of those places. I like the way he’s using old-fashioned sand as a cat litter. This is the way it used to be in the West before somebody, and I forget who at the moment, invented the commercial product.

      Well, this cat is a ginger tabby with a bit of white and he does have a little bit of an air of wild about him. I would love to meet in and see what he was like. Thanks for posting this comment

      I enjoyed watching some of your videos by the way on Google Plus. Interesting. You visit some really interesting places which are very different where I live.

  2. I think like everything it must be both good and bad.

    For the good to advance – it seems – bad must advance as well. However the more that good advances the more it will be considered by more people that it really is bad to be bad – so the pressure will be on the bad to stop it.

    In other words – time works in favour of good, and in the short term for bad as well – but in the long term it’s a losig game for the bad.

    If that makes sense I’ll be damned – but I think it does.

    • I agree, wholeheartedly. Here, here. Basically, what you are saying, is that the good will outweigh the evil. nicht wahr? <3

    • Interesting comment. My understanding at least This from my perspective is that as people become more civilised, knowledgeable and aware (and we have to believe that we are becoming more civilised over hundreds and thousands of years) we can expect there to be more harmony and more wisdom and therefore less bad.

  3. Michael, why am I getting catheter ads on this page? I have never EVER asked google+ to embellish my current page w/such nonsense!
    [oh. april fool’s day is over, isn’t it. sorry my bad 🙁 I wish these ads would go away…i am not ready for a cathater…]

    • I get coconut oil and protein powder on mine. I told Laura I’m glad I don’t visit sex toy sites. I’m into oil pulling since it cured my cough.

      • Elisa, for shame. What would your cats think, if you started giving THEM the same treatment. really, grrl. <3 "oil-pulling?" ok, I'll google it. 🙂 I'm thinking that we should inundate google… all together now!

          • Well, this is something that has me wondering now. I really was just joshing, but now I’m thinking that this is something that I must look in to, for Shrimptaro. His cough has not gone away and it is not due to hairballs, nor his heart. I’ve always known that he has respiratory problems, and have tried to do everything that I can to alleviate stressors. I will discuss this with my vet research and Dr. Becky after I research it more fully. wow. That is amazing, Elisa. I am pleased to hear that you found a straightforward solution!

            • You have to swish and spit the oil. The saliva under the tongue draws out toxins and you don’t swallow any of it. Its not for the cat 🙂

              • Sorry, that was wishful thinking, wasn’t it. sigh. If only he could tell me what he is thinking. He often winks at me as though he understands fully, but then, it is me, again, not understanding. Okay, Elisa! I will figure out a way to get him to spit. watch me… 😉

    • Your comment made me laugh but was it meant to? What do you mean by getting catheter adds on this page? Oh, I realise now that the adverts you are seeing are for catheters. Well, some computer software somewhere at Google decided that you are in need of a catheter!! Or, you have been searching for catheters 😉

  4. I’m an internet sensation Godfather Michael. I’m quite well-known for my sweet Southern disposition and innocent expressions. Teeheehee…

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