Weekend Cat Blogging with Sam Sam

Here is Sam Sam being silly with her favorite toy.

Sam Sam and sock toy

We see her in this pose a lot, with or without the sock.

She parades around CatSynth HQ like she owns the place.

Sam Sam walking

(She may not be the owner according to the City and County of San Francisco, but she is the queen of the house.)

“Ready for my close-up!”

Sam Sam close-up

And now, for a nap…

Sam Sam napping

It’s good to be the cat. 😺

CatSynth Video: Cat Keyboard Toy


A post shared by Anders (@anderstillman) on

Via anderstillman on Instagram. Meow meow!

We could use one of these cat keyboard toys here, for a future project.

CatSynth pic: Plush Cat with Keyboard

Plush Cat and Keyboard

From jackrudes on Instagram. Identity of the plush cat and keyboard left as exercises to the reader.

CatSynth pic: Sleepy Keyboardist

sleepy keyboardist cat

Submitted by β“‰β’Ίβ’Έβ’½β„•βŒ½β–ƒβ’Ύβ’Ήβ—β’žβ’ͺβ’¨ via Twitter:

“My #Keyboardist just felt asleep…”

CatSynth video: Grumpy Cat gets Keyboard Cat toy

First CatSynth post of the new year, this one features both Grumpy Cat and Keyboard Cat (in toy form).

Not surprisingly, I have one of those keyboard cat toys. I have used it in performance and it might make an appearance this Saturday at SOMArts’ 100 Performances For the Hole. Stop by between 7-8 to catch my 4-minute feline-themed set!

CatSynth video: cat toy keyboard

From Taki76 on YouTube:


I need to find this cat toy keyboard! It would be great for circuit bending and future performances.

Weekend Cat Blogging: Angry Birds

Luna is spending a few minutes playing with her newest toy, a gift to her from recent visitors to CatSynth HQ:

For those who are not familiar with this particular critter, it is the original Angry Bird from the mobile and web game Angry Birds. It’s a rather silly but fun game, more in the style of arcade games than those really annoying “casual games” that were all the rage in the tech startup world and now thankfully on the decline. We don’t play a lot of computer games these days, though Luna did have fun with her toy.

I think Luna prefers the real angry birds that she sees through the window, especially the big fat city pigeons.

Weekend Cat Blogging #382 is hosted by the late great Meowza at iMeowza.

Meanwhile, Ritzi will be hosting Carnival of the Cats tomorrow at iInfidel.

And the Friday Ark is at the modulator

Weekend Cat Blogging and Photo Hunt: Cuddly

This weekend we once again combine Weekend Cat Blogging and the Photo Hunt, taking advantage of the rather easy them of cuddly.

Of course, Luna is very cuddly, and we have hundreds of photos in the CatSynth archives to prove it. But she also seeks this quality from her environment and the objects around her. Readers may recall the blue fish that Luna received as a holiday gift. She took to it right away, and is still quite fond of it. A few weeks ago I found her carrying it around and lying down with it in the studio, much as child would treat a favorite stuffed animal.

I even found her using it as a pillow:

I think that clearly qualifies as “cuddly.”

Coincidentally, I composed a jazz piece almost 20 (!) years ago called “The Blue Fish.” It might be fun to dust it of and try playing it again one of these days…

Weekend Cat Blogging #246 is being hosted by Billy Sweetfeets. He is also celebrating his Gotcha Day.

Photo Hunt #201 is hosted as always by tnchick. This week’s theme is “cuddly.”

Carnival of the Cats #310 will be up this Sunday at When Cats Attack.

And of course the Friday Ark #283 is at the modulator.

Weekend Cat Blogging: Luna and mouse

This weekend we have a video of Luna playing with one of her mouse toys.

She can get quite intense in her play. It is a delight to watch.

Visit Mind of Mog for Weekend Cat Blogging.

The Carnival of Cats will be happening this Sunday at Artsy Catsy.

The now monthly Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos will be hosted by Kashim, Othello and Salome.

And of course the Friday Ark is at the modulator.

Weekend Cat Blogging: Playfulness

A moment of play at CatSynth HQ:

This orange mouse is currently one of Luna’s favorite toys:

Often, it ends up knocked off the balcony to the floor below.

Indeed, we have a favorite game now where I throw toys, such as balls or mice, up onto the balcony and Luna knocks them off.

Weekend Cat Blogging #160 is being hosted at Stellaluna. Watch hamsters and cats playing together.

The Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos is being hosted this weekend at Pet’s Garden Blog

The Carnival of the Cats will be up this Sunday at [url=http://2tabbys.blogspot.com/]Victor Tabbycat’s.

And of course the Friday Ark #197 is at the modulator.