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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

for international cat day, here's some kitty cash

By Latvijas Banka (https://monetas.bank.lv/) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
It's International Cat Day! (Except here in the States, where it's also in October.  Stay tuned.) Here's a five-euro Latvian coin for you.  What's in the bowl?  Porridge.  I know because I found the fairytale behind the coin!
Over at the Smithsonian, the National Numismatic Collection welcomed guest curators to select some feline themed favorites for a blog post of their own - wait till you see the Uruguayan 1-peso coin.
Hey look, an International Cat Day playlist.  Yes, "Lovecats" by the Cure is on it.
Meanwhile, I can't look away from this GIF....

Over at the Guardian, as of this post's writing they haven't weighed in on the Day, but in July they did find this - Stephen Eichorn's mashup collages of felines and fauna.  Lovely.

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