FRIDAY CAT BLOGGING

Memo to self: Always keep bowl of dry food topped off: AP

A group of hungry cats began to eat their 86-year-old owner after she suffered an apparent stroke and couldn’t get up for nearly a week, officials said Thursday.

Mae Lowrie, who lives with seven cats, was discovered unconscious and riddled with bite marks Wednesday night at her Panorama City apartment, Fire Department and hospital officials said.

She was listed in fair condition at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, said hospital spokeswoman Lisa Kort.

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The cats, apparently without food for that time, also tried to eat Lowrie’s small dog. . . .

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

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  1. Kevin Drum says:

    I just knew someone was going to post this story….

  2. McGehee says:

    Seems like a good reason for lonely old ladies not to own cats.

    A parakeet won’t try to eat you if you’ve fallen and can’t get up.

  3. This is the first time I’ve heard of them starting before the person is actually dead.

  4. James Joyner says:

    Well, they were starving to death. If you’re going to have seven cats, it’s probably a good idea to have a friend or two that will notice that you haven’t come out of the house in seven days and check on you.

  5. Proof of Life
    Just a few snaps with the digital for your entertainment The end of sunset last night as seen from the…

FRIDAY CAT BLOGGING

Scamp, Henry, and I are taking a snow day.

While these photographs may give the impression that all the cats do is lie around on the couch, that would be inaccurate. Sometimes, they lie around on one of the beds, on the floor, or on various ledges.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

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  1. lefty skeptic says:

    Wish we were getting some of that snow out here in Colorado. Glad to see the kitties again.

    OT – just wanted to let OTB readers know that you can vote for OTB as “Best New Blog” at –

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  2. jen says:

    Scamp looks very sweet (in that bottom picture) – or is that Henry? I can’t remember which is which.

  3. James Joyner says:

    Scamp is on top, Henry on bottom.

  4. Kate says:

    Nothing wrong with those cats that couldn’t be solved by a dog.

  5. What a beauty Henry is. Come to think of it, he and Gracie look enough alike to be siblings.

    Bigtime “awwww” moment.

FRIDAY CAT BLOGGING

By popular demand, Scamp and Henry:


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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

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  1. hln says:

    They’re darling! Cats make everything better (and I don’t mean main courses).

    hln

  2. BigFire says:

    They have the subdue boredom look of “I’m the lord and master of all I survey”.

  3. jen says:

    Dogs rule, but you do have very sweet kitties. 😉

  4. lefty skeptic says:

    James, why don’t you let Kevin Drum know about this? Nice kitties, by the way.

  5. James Joyner says:

    Thanks.

    Kevin is hereby duly notified.

  6. Meezer says:

    Miko and Tori say Hi! to Scamp and Henry.

  7. Kevin says:

    Woah, I thought I was at CalPundit all of the sudden.

  8. James Joyner says:

    Scamp and Henry: The Paris Hilton of OTB.

  9. Steven says:

    Didja get a new digital camera?

  10. James Joyner says:

    Actually got it last year at Christmas. Just haven’t gotten around to publishing any pics.

  11. Calpundit says:

    Friday Cat Blogging — 14 November 2003
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  12. the RANT: says:

    Name That … #197
    OK today we are going to combine Name That TV Show with Saturday Dog blogging. (OK so we have never done Saturday dog blogging but the concept of pet blogging is not unheard of.) Name the TV show using the…

  13. angelweave says:

    Sunday Cat Blogging
    Is this supposed to be a Friday thing? In the spirit of Pixy Misa, James Joyner, and Kevin Drum, here are some pictures of my cats. Not all of ’em, mind you, because I have five. But I’ll get there eventually. (That cat in the left picture on Kevin’s s…