January 28, 2022

Cat brain.

Speaking of cats, I see Biden got a cat... brought a cat into the mix of mammals prowling about the White House.... maybe not getting quite so bored as a cat in your apartment....
“Willow made quite an impression on Dr. Biden in 2020 when she jumped up on the stage and interrupted her remarks during a campaign stop,” wrote [Jill Biden's Michael] spokesman LaRosa in a news release. “Seeing their immediate bond, the owner of the farm knew that Willow belonged with Dr. Biden.”

How small does your brain need to be to buy that tale of cat lov

The Bidens have a dog, to which they added a cat. You may remember when the Clintons had a cat and they added a dog:

Clinton received a 3-month-old Buddy as a gift in December 1997, weeks before the surfacing of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, which ended with Clinton being impeached by the House and found not guilty by the Senate. 

A new pet in the White House always seems like a deliberate distraction. Sorry my link about Buddy goes to the 2002 news report that Buddy went running into a busy road near the Clinton's Chappaqua home and — despite Secret Service protection — got himself killed.

If that love-at-first-sight story about Will and Jillow were true, why didn't the farmer give Jill the cat in 2020? Why now?

56 comments:

rehajm said...

A new pet in the White House always seems like a deliberate distraction

The political cliché calls for the pet to be a dog, so is this a case of ‘tried that-didn’t work’ or ‘given the level of distraction required let’s give the cat a try’?

West TX Intermediate Crude said...

...the owner of the farm knew that Willow belonged with Dr. Biden.”
A small brained mammal, a mail order doctor, and a demented old man, all living at 1600 PA Ave.
The country is in the best of hands.

What's emanating from your penumbra said...

"Will and Jillow"

Please let this catch on.

gilbar said...

If that love-at-first-sight story about Will and Jillow were true, why didn't the farmer give Jill the cat in 2020?

i'm sure you meant that rhetorically, but...
The easy answer is: 2020 was All About Orangeman (BAD!)
2022 is about F*CK JOE BIDEN!!

Or, in the immortal words of SE Hinton: That Was THEN, This Is NOW

Critter said...

The White House distraction machine is running at full tilt these days to try to find something, anything, that Americans approve of in Biden. At least a story about a cat is benign albeit transparently just public relations. The dangerous PR ploy is Ukraine where Biden’s wag the dog may get lots of people killed if cooler heads don’t stop Brandon.

Achilles said...

Dr. Biden.

rhhardin said...

How small does your brain need to be to buy that tale of cat love?

about the psych 101 mindset
"A student giving a paper on post-parturation behavior in cats would indavertantly attribute to the mother cat a mental state, such as caring about her kittens. The student would be corrected and would learn in time to deliver solemnly quantified reports on the amount of licking behavior, sucking lehavior and so on that was "exhibited" by the queens. I wondered about that word "exhibited." Exhibited to whom? The researchers? The kittens? I also wondered about tne intellectual and spiritual futures of students so carefully instructed in the terrible grammar such ways of talking entailed." Vicki Hearne, Adam's Task p.7

1975 or so, before wokeness had even much gotten going.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

While America drowns or dies in a fire... the Potemkin's - er I mean the Biden's - get more prop pets. (kitty will be discarded soon)

Won't you worship? The media are all a twitter over the big news.

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

There's no excuse for letting Buddy run free while the was a contractor working on the estate. It was up to Bill and Hilary to keep track of their dog and protect him. But, those two don't have a responsible bone among the two of them. Hilary only cares about Hilary and her nonexistent political prospects and Bill only cares about chasing tail (nothing to do with canines).

Since Hilarious lost in 2016, the Clinton (Influence) Foundation has been on hard times. No one wants to donate to the foundation since it no longer has any influence on government.

Achilles said...

It will be nice when Melania is first lady again and we don't have such an embarrassing lightweight occupying that position.

But that goes for the entire Regime really.

At least the Biden's are destroying any possible perception that Democrats are smart people.

farmgirl said...

Cat brain is a compliment:0)
There’s a cougar in there, somewhere-

In VT, what w/farms going under or cannibalizing themselves- the #of any natural breeding is declining. I have no data- I know all(3) of our barn cats are fixed and a spay/neuter outfit will cheaply help w/that. A few farms have the opinion of free roaming cats which is how we all grew up- w/ 20+ kitties, litters in books and crannies and inbred, snotty offspring:0(

Amba’s cats, now… they are treasured.
<3

Meade said...

“ If that love-at-first-sight story about Will and Jillow were true, why didn't the farmer give Jill the cat in 2020? Why now?”

Biden White House needs more fog.

gspencer said...

"Dr. Biden"

Gag me with a spoon!

farmgirl said...

I was thinking: what kind of cat would pair well w/a ginormous Doberman, rh:0)

Meade said...

Paging Doctor Moe, Doctor Larry, Doctor Biden!

Saint Croix said...

So funny that I hate cats but I love Catwoman.

If she was dressed like a dog that would not work.

Saint Croix said...

If Biden wants to prove how progressive he is, he should adopt some furries.

ha ha ha ha ha

Charlie said...

I'd be very nervous right now if I worked in a Ukrainian aspirin factory.

tim maguire said...

“Seeing their immediate bond, the owner of the farm knew that Willow belonged with Dr. Biden.”

Farmers don't get sentimental like that. But it makes for a nice story if you don't notice, as Meade did, that the meeting that inspired this new pairing happened almost 2 years ago.

Rollo said...

"Enough of the 'Dr.' nonsense. I'm just Jilly from the block."

Would that have been a winning gambit or does Jill need the honorific? Does it make her a pseudo-feminist icon with cred among people who care about such pretences?

Big Mike said...

In my opinion the proper pet for he Biden’s is a skunk. Not necessarily descented.

Chris said...

Do Brains Shrink when in captivity or through domestication? Why not ask the ELOI.

tcrosse said...

Is that a sardine in your pocket or are you happy to see me?

Skeptical Voter said...

How small does your brain have to be to buy that story? As I recall Tina Turner used to sing something about a "skeeter's tweeter". That size is in the ballpark here.

tcrosse said...

A skunk would satisfy demands for equity for marginalized mammals.

iowan2 said...

“Willow made quite an impression on Dr. Biden in 2020 when she jumped up on the stage and interrupted her remarks during a campaign stop,”

My experience (well every cat owners experience) informs us that cats always go to people that don't like cats.
So that's the story. The farmer gave a cat to a cat hater. That's a great big "let's go Brandon!"

What's emanating from your penumbra said...

Bill only cares about chasing tail (nothing to do with canines).

If Biden wants to prove how progressive he is, he should adopt some furries.

Dr. Biden.

The commentariat is on fire this morning.

BG said...

Thank you for the chuckle this morning.

“Seeing their immediate bond, the owner of the farm knew that Willow belonged with Dr. Biden.”

He probably had 10 more in the barn. And I agree, he wouldn't have waited to give her the cat, but she didn't want it at the time. That was then; this is now. Some staffer remembered the cat incident and got the ball rolling.

We are currently at 5 cats. We've been up to a dozen, but coyotes and farm machinery take their toll. Life can be tough on the farm.

Bilwick said...

There was a morning DJ here in Atlanta back in the Eighties and Nineties who did a funny recurring bit about Socks the cat, the Clintons' pet. Socks spoke in a disdainful, upper-class accent, barely concealing his contempt for the Clintons and their agenda. One of the bits concluded with Socks instructing Slick Willie how "socialism sucks." If Socks was contemptuous of the Clintons, imagine what his attitude would be with Dementia Joe.

hawkeyedjb said...


"Dr. Biden"

I chuckle every time I see that. Entire news organizations with proud histories re-write their style manuals to accommodate and aging, insecure woman with a comic-book dissertation. I wish Melania Trump would get one of those insta-doctor degrees. The heads would explode trying to explain why she's not a Dr.

mezzrow said...

Lots of conversation on the cat at chez mezz. Looks a lot like ours (and another billion gray tabbys). Ours is cuter, naturally.

This has to work very well with the chardonnay antifa base, and is a plot line I would write into the TV show based on being a beloved elderly and compassionate POTUS in some media trouble. Think Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. Annie Potts would be perfect as Dr. Jill. A blonde rinse and voila!

I see three episodes on the cat, with drop ins through the rest of the run. The wrangler budget will be through the roof.

Rit said...

How small does your brain need to be to buy that tale of cat love?
LOL, and it would have been great if you had ended the post right there.

Tom T. said...

If the cat doesn't raise their poll numbers, the next step will be a parrot that sits on a perch in the Oval Office and mutters "son of a bitch."

Ice Nine said...

>"Dr. Biden"<

Somewhere, Dr. Marilyn Quayle and Dr. Lynne Cheney are rolling their eyes...

Bruce Hayden said...

We recently ran into the problem of mixing cats and dogs. Got a cat 3 years ago, whom I call Buddy. Half Siamese and half barn cat, with the brains and mental issues of his Siamese half prevailing. But the stumpy legs and solid body of his barn cat parent. That means, among other things, fits of extreme (Siamese Cat) jealousness. We realized fairly early on that we should have gotten him a companion. But Siamese don’t do well at sharing, and have a reputation for terminating competition with extreme prejudice. That includes cute little kittens, as as, even, human babies. So, no little kitten to raise as a younger sibling for him.

Then maybe a month ago, partner’s daughter brought by a comparable sized dog of about the same age (3 years) and weight (20 lbs or so), who needed a new home. Big enough and old enough to survive the cat’s jealousies. She is, I believe, a Miniature Pincher. Maybe. Friendly, as heck, to us. Not to the cat. Not in the least. These dogs are supposed to have problems holding their bowels and bladders. Seen some of the former, esp when scared, but she seems to be using the cat’s downstairs litter box for both. Just enough to aggravate the cat, and me, who has to clean it out. So, the cat eats the dog’s food now, and drinks her water. Up until this week, the cat had been able to stare daggers at the dog from the back of the sofa, but the dog can now get up there. Not good with them playing chase behind my partner’s head on the brand new leather sofa. He (cat) is allowed to to that, because he has been declawed. She isn’t, and wasn’t. He is a dainty eater. She is vacuum cleaner, raiding what we give the cat at every opportunity. He now spends a decent part of his day crouched a foot from the dog, staring intensely at her. Then, when her patience is exhausted, and yips at the cat, she is the one who gets in trouble. Anyone who has raised kids knows this tactic, except that it is usually the younger kid who can pull this off.

Not all cats are stupid any more. My partner has to lock the door at night because he very quickly learned how to open most of the doors in the house - jump out, catching the handle, and using his weight to open the door. If I make the backyard cat proof, I am confident that it will also be dog proof. And a couple weeks ago, trying to put her in the back yard to do her business, I turned around and found her inside, and him outside, just the opposite of the desired result. He then proceeded to lead us in a merry chase around the back yard, with the dog happily watching the entertainment from inside.

Temujin said...

Can we please stop calling her 'Dr.' Biden? What a bizarre misuse of a recognition of accomplishment.

She's a doctor like I'm a pilot because I used to travel a lot by air. Or like I'm a Chef because I make a great burger. She's as ordinary as ordinary can get. If we gave away awards for being the most perfect sort of mediocre, she'd be an annual recipient.

Call her First Lady. Call her Ms. Biden. Call her Jill. Please stop calling her doctor.

RoseAnne said...

Blogger tim maguire said...
“Seeing their immediate bond, the owner of the farm knew that Willow belonged with Dr. Biden.”

Farmers don't get sentimental like that


A farmer friend told me the first year they got cows to fatten up and slaughter for the freezer, his kids cried. The second year, his kids didn't ask "what was for dinner" but " who was for dinner". No more tears.

It's not that they didn't care for the animals; it is just part of life.

RoseAnne said...

But Siamese don’t do well at sharing, and have a reputation for terminating competition with extreme prejudice.

A co-worker and her husband had a house on a few acres in the country. They had several dogs but only one cat. We asked how could she have a barn but only one cat. She said the cat would play nice with new cats until she could get them to follow her across the road where traffic got them. The dogs were afraid of the cat.

Bilwick said...

I think Mrs. Biden earned the equivalent of a nursing degree from changing Joe's diapers.

Bob Boyd said...

Buddy didn't kill himself!

JAORE said...

LOTS of chuckles this morning.

I especially liked:
If Biden wants to prove how progressive he is, he should adopt some furries.

I hear Beto will be available by mid-November.

rcocean said...

Cats have shown to be as smart as dog. But they only use their intelligence to help themselves. Our Dog wants to please us - we're pack members. Our cat just hangs out with us.

rcocean said...

House cats are kept in permenant Kittenhood. We are replacement "moms". That may effect their brains. Or not.

MikeR said...

Cats? Boredom? Has this person never had a cat? My son's cat saw a mouse behind the radiator. He basically sat in the same place for a couple of months, not moving, watching the radiator. When a mouse appeared he was instantly in motion after it.

Meade said...

Bob Boyd said...
Buddy didn't kill himself!

🤣

Saint Croix said...

I especially liked:

If Biden wants to prove how progressive he is, he should adopt some furries.


Thanks. Did you click on that link? Litter boxes in the schools. Dude. And the funny thing is that people believed it.

Why wouldn't you believe it? You can make up any kind of woke shit and it's probably true. The only reason that we have 97 genders is because modern medicine has given us some optionality.

Furries are a joke today and reality tomorrow. If 97 genders is a thing, then being a dog or a cat is a thing. All we need is a plastic surgeon willing to experiment. What woke person would object to that? (And on what basis would you object?)

Iman said...

Biden’s new cat’s name should be “Distraction”.

SteveWe said...

Ann's on her way to a Trifecta. First, Katz, and now cats.

Ralph L said...

In the 80s, my brother nicknamed my sister's cats Brain Damaged and Brain Missing.

Curious George said...

"because he has been declawed"

Oh man, don't do that. Declawing is a nice name for "amputation to the first knuckle." And cats need their claws to grab and stretch which is important to their health.

M said...

This is a terrible article. The wild cats domestic cats came from are not that much larger than domestic cats. So the shrinking of wolf/dogs bodies is not seen in cats. The shrinking of cats brains is because they no longer have to provide for themselves and their offspring. They no longer have to choose a mate based on their strength and health, which in small carnivores equates to intelligence. Cats and generational welfare dependents are suffering the same fate. Being made stupid by other’s largess.

Leora said...

To quote Mary McCarthy on Lillian Hellman's memoir "every word .... is false, including ‘and’ and ‘but.'

SteveWe said...

I had a cat that adopted me, named Lillian Hellman by her previous owner. She was a great cat, a tortoise-shell. We called her Lilly, sometimes Lilli-Pilli.

Opfor311 said...

The reason why they got a cat now is that the Bidens need someone to run the country. As the newspaper of record has reported: https://babylonbee.com/news/biden-puts-white-house-cat-in-charge-of-border-crisis

Bunkypotatohead said...

The farmer would have waited at least until Biden took office. Why give the cat to a loser or a dead man walking.
The current publicity stunt was probably thought up by one of their media whores.

Let's go Willow.

Severely Ltd. said...

"I see Biden got a cat"
Why do you assist the patriarchy in minimizing wymen's achievements? DR. Biden.