I’m taking this week off for the holidays, but here are some pictures of the AcademiCats getting into the Christmas Spirit:
We’ll be back on the 31st to end the New Year by finishing out our series on Fortifications. In the meantime, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Io Saturnalia and a Happy New Year to all y’all.
24 thoughts on “Gap Week: December 24, 2021”
There is no such thing as an ornament, only a cat toy in reserve.
You mean they haven’t climbed it yet? That’s what one of my cats would have been doing immediately!
Happy Christmas! Thank you for all the content you’ve shared this year.
In the first picture, Oliver looks really surprised by something happening out of shot…
It looks almost like the cats are trying to demonstrate fortifications. Their techniques still appear primitive, though – they’ve left open clear paths for attackers!
The walls of the building provide sufficient protection against dogs, the main enemies of cats, as dogs lack artillery to breach even the weak point of windows.
Rats and mice may find cracks where they can infiltrate, but the cats have sufficient superiority against them that they can withstand even a surprise attack, so the cats aren’t bothering with interior defensive structures.
Those are rations.
One thing we should consider is the likelihood that the cats did not construct their fortifications, but simply moved in and took over abandoned structures built by others for purposes that might not be in alignment with what the cats wanted to use them for.
They really need a ditch. Or ten.
Unfortunately, I don’t think cats have the necessary engineering expertise to produce ditches. What they really need is a doggo auxiliary or two if they want them, but that might create further problems.
They need stinking badgers!
I hereby move that Gap Week is renamed to Cat Week.
Perhaps one cat should be renamed Gap.
Merry Christmas to you and the AcademiCats! I’m sure the wee gingerbread man was having the time of his life 😂
“ready to bring holiday cheer to the whole world, but North Africa, Western Europe and the Pacific in particular.”
I don’t get it.
That’s where the Sherman tanks saw the most use in WW2.
I believe it’s the main theatres where Sherman tanks were deployed during WW2 🙂
I see the siege of the light tree has not concluded yet.
The cats look gorgeous! Merry Christmas!
I’m beginning to see the difference between your beautiful black cats. Oliver has a wide eyed optimism but Percy seems cynical and world weary.
I would like to see the after picture, how the cats massacred the Christmas ornaments.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the cats, and to their carers!
I’m really enjoying how much your shelves are sagging under their books!