Lives of The Great Cat Philosophers

“Do I chase the tail, or does the tail chase me?” So mused French existentialist Jean-Marie Phlegmulard (1893-1947) in his collected essays “I Pounce, Therefore I Am.” A key thinker in feline philosophy in the early 20’s, his later years saw a decline into self-doubt and catnip addiction.

“The jingle ball has no soul, and yet it captivates, and through play we give it life.”

Via Imgur.

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25 thoughts on “Lives of The Great Cat Philosophers

  1. allein May 13, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    He looks like he needs a hug. I volunteer.

  2. April May 13, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    The hovertext is priceless!😸

    • fkaWaldenPond May 13, 2016 / 3:03 pm

      I agree April, it wins the internet today!

    • dubravkamcvmd May 13, 2016 / 3:10 pm

      Self-doubt and catnip addiction is pretty darned good also. Self-medicating with catnip for one’s existential woes – hmmm.

  3. Faye May 13, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    I. Can’t breathe. I’m laughing too hard. Also I’m afraid I’ll snorf up the Kitty morsel.

    I’d never peg such a cute kitty as a Purrosopher or is Furrlosopher.

    • allein May 13, 2016 / 4:17 pm


      • Faye May 13, 2016 / 4:24 pm

        And the output is Philosofurry.

        • Faye May 13, 2016 / 4:35 pm

          Is it better to be in or out? Or shall I hide under the sheets to fight again another day? Is it more noble to drink from the faucet of life or be contented with the simple bowl? And what about the BOX. Does it contain life or death? All existence is so uncertain.

    • Athos' Mom May 13, 2016 / 4:30 pm

      Or he could be a Purrlosofur.

  4. AB May 13, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Now I wonder if the little guy will be like Maru and still try to fit in that tiny chair when he’s middle-aged and round. I’d love to see that!

  5. Emmberrann May 13, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    So much to consider! So many choices! And the ramifications! The significances! Maybe staying under the sheets is the best decision under the aspects of… wait, what?

  6. Duckie May 13, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    You guys are funny today!

  7. Circe May 13, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    “What if I never find out who’s a good boy?” 🙁

    • fkaWaldenPond May 13, 2016 / 8:58 pm


    • Faye May 14, 2016 / 8:44 am


    • Murray C. May 14, 2016 / 9:26 am

      Or that the Hokey Pokey really IS what it’s all about.

      • Faye May 14, 2016 / 10:12 am

        Oh, darn, I suspected it was.

    • Murray May 13, 2016 / 9:43 pm

      How did I miss that one??? Truly fabulous.

      • Rachel May 13, 2016 / 10:14 pm

        An ex-boyfriend of mine majored in philosophy before law school. He sang this alllll theeeeee tiiiiiime. 🙂

        • Murray May 13, 2016 / 11:34 pm

          Funny how it all comes round again, isn’t it.

          • ^oo^ May 14, 2016 / 1:20 am

            It’s the Circle Game… thanks Joni!

  8. Kar May 14, 2016 / 6:25 am

    Oh please people, we all know that look.

    He’s trying to decide between yakking on your favorite angora sweater and ‘making a deposit’ in your new loafers. Or if he can shed more dark hair on your new white couch as opposed to light hairs on your job interview suit. Or if the ugly vase your MIL gave you/expect to see on her next visit can defy gravity.

  9. Smartypants May 14, 2016 / 7:49 am

    OMG – all he needs is a tiny pipe and a beret.

  10. Mariana May 14, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    Oh my god, the pic, the text, the hover, the comments! Soooooooo good old!

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