Just a quick doodle comic. It felt great to be drawing again. Can’t wait until I have more time to do so!


Lions & House Cats

This past weekend I went to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (aka the National Zoo) and had a chance to watch the lions.

Remember awhile back when a scientific study of feline behavior found similarities between house cats and lions? (And then a bunch of people picked up and ran with the idea–disregarded the study’s real findings–and claimed your cat wanted to eat you?). Well, my cats aren’t plotting my demise, but while I was watching the lions I couldn’t help seeing large muscular versions of my house cats.

Here was a lioness who wanted to get back into her indoor enclosure:

And here is Fafnir wanting to be let in from our porch:



Sometimes I worry if I’m doing okay as a cat-owner.

What if they need more space than our one bedroom apartment? What if we leave them home alone too often? Should I be playing with them more? Pet them more? Pick them up more? Pick them up less? Give them better food? More food? Less food? And so on with the worrying…

But then I’ll look over at Fafnir, lolling about belly-up, and think “Yep, that’s one contented cat; maybe I’m doing okay.”


Fafnir apparently missed the cat memo that bellies are off limits because he frequently lies around on his back and not only lets us pet his belly but doesn’t proceed to claw and bite us afterwards. Most times, he just mellows out even more into a floppy kitty blob. That combined with his joy in playing “fetch the hair-tie” and I think our cat might just think he’s a dog.

Here’s a compilation of his lackadaisical upside-down poses:


See also from the post Fafnir Rolling:

Fafnir & String Toy

Runner up to the beloved hair ties for Fafnir would probably be the “string toy.” It’s really just the draw string out of a pair of my pajama pants. He usually tries to act chill when he notices he’s being watched or filmed, but thankfully, he can’t resist playing.