The customer (that’s you, dear reader) is always right, as the saying goes. And the customer is double-especially right when it comes to doggo content, specifically in that it shall not be abridged. One does not tease an adorable pup and then not deliver the adorable pup, as Jason discovered when he carelessly–nay, recklessly–posted his latest Cold Start with this screen-grab from the editors’ Slack channel:
As you can see, Rob “Weekend” Spiteri graced the Slack with a little guy. A little guy that Jason cut off. What kind of monster denies bleary-eyed readers, fresh from slumber, the opportunity to see a little guy?
My new binary best friend 10001010 spotted the unacceptable littleguyectomy and leapt into action:
Thankfully, at that point yours truly was already on case. I updated the page like the wind to remedy the callous omission of Oliver, Rob’s delightful little guy in question. I also grabbed the screens in Slack’s far-easier-on-the-eyes dark mode. What kind of maniac sets Slack to blinding white?
Did I get credit for my fast action? Of course not. Frickin’ Torchinsky, man.
It’s fine. Everything’s fine. And by the way, we share Slack shenanigans with Members all the time–you should join! Now’s a good time!
Here’s how the morning went down, if you’re curious. Note that I will not cut out a dog, but Thomas? No hesitation.
May I just say, wook at his widdle face.
If you read closely, surely you were tantalized to meet Adrian’s cat, Mr. Tigg. And here his is–a handsome fellow, that Mr. Tigg.
Have an excellent Tuesday evening, we’ll scale the hump together tomorrow!
For anyone still reading the comments on a week old article, I had to say goodbye to Mr Tigg this afternoon. He went downhill very quickly over the weekend and just held on long enough for me to get home from Brands Hatch.
He was my best little buddy even though he was a little shithead. I will miss you little man.
As someone who grew up in the era of the animated Lion King (aka the only Lion King), all I can think of now is “They call me MR. TIGG!”
Ha! When he could see and was a bit more mobile he used to do a Lion King pose by standing on my knees when I was sitting on the couch.
Required watching if you love hip hop and cats: https://youtu.be/7T_KKiQiolk
This is exactly why I will never leave this site. Thanks for extra furry content Peter!
I *knew* Adrian had to be a cat person.
When you are a designer who has to wear all black, all of the time, having a cat makes perfect sense. No, wait…
Mr Tigg is not a shedder. Fifi on the other hand, hoooooo boy. That princess leaves floof EVERYWHERE.
Is this where I request bunners? Soft, fluffy bunners. Hoppy, floppy bunners. I love the bunners.
I’m going to have to test our Labradoodle with red and green peppers. Yes her favorite snack is bell peppers and she loves samurai movies.
Our door looks a lot like the one the picture but with less hairy ears and slightly skinnier
Maybe I’m crazy, but I swear one of my dogs is able to differentiate car bodies. He will recognizer white/light coloured minivans, and will try to hop in!
Once inside he might use the seats as a toilet (which required me to disassemble and wash the foam and cloth of the seats), but still, he is a proper gearhead!
It took me some time to understand the cold start because I don’t see any difference between the two images (I ‘m colorblind). Do you really see a significant difference ? I’m curious.
The top stripe is a bright lime green, but other than that not much difference
How many said in their heads, “aww, who’s a good boy?” And is Mr. Tiggs a Maine Coon? Sure looks like one, great cats! Was there a car in the article?
No he’s, well I don’t really know. He’s sort of stripy with black patches on the back of his legs and with much lighter curly fur on his tummy. He was a stray who sort of invited himself in some years back. I do have a Maine Coon though I recently adopted, she’s called Fifi and is a tortie color and a total princess.
I’m pretty sure Mr. Tigg is a serval :). What are the wild animal regulations like where you are?
Sir, this is the United Kingdom. Our wild animals consist of horses and swans.
Some may look at a coupe’s tiny back seats and question their ability to hold passengers comfortably.
Like some legless designer added them in as a joke, but they went into production that way because nobody was paying attention.
I see it differently.
Coupes are designed perfectly for ferrying around furry, four legged friends.
Those tiny seats weren’t made for humans, but that lack of leg room is perfect for protecting pets from flying forward onto the floorboards.
This is one of the details I love about my MX6.
The back seats are basically, padded, protective pupper buckets.
Terrible transport for any bipeds in the back, but great for proper mammals that walk around on four legs.
Oh! Mr Tig. Hats off to Mr Tig.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have wet food to share.
Mr Tigg kinda looks like a wizard in that photo.
I can tell you chickens and geese are color blind. They reacted to my red VW the same as their owner’s blue VW.
WE HAVE TO KNOW WHO’S A GOOD BOY!! Thank you for that. 🙂
Also Mr. Tigg is a handsome floof with that great pissed-off “I will f***ing end you” look that we can expect from cats.
(For the record, I like both cats and dogs.)
For Adrian’s cat, it seems appropriate. Look Goth boy, take me for a ride in the Ferrari to get some catnip now or there will be hell to pay.
Some say that he watches you while you sleep, and that he once scared a mouse to death just by looking at him.
All we know is… he’s called the Tigg!
Oh that’s good!
I was about to say: that looks to be a Very Adrian Cat and I approve wholeheartedly.
He’s a very gentle old boy and we’re best buddies. Sadly he went blind a couple of months back, so he now mostly spends his days on his teddy bear blanket at my feet and occasionally wobbling drunkenly around the living room. Can still find his food and litter tray just fine though!
Cats are objectively better than dogs because they are smart enough to recognise when their human is being an idiot and give you THAT LOOK that only a cat can give! A dog will just let you go on getting away with being an idiot!
Plus, my cats write poetry and have amassed a small online following for their works – I haven’t yet met a dog that has mastered the art of rhyme!
Two word counterpoint: Snoop Dogg.
Dammit, take your smiley face.
It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times.