Why could a simple photo of cat paw prints on a medieval manuscript become so popular on the Internet? Does manuscripts and felines make a good combination, or can this popularity be ascribed to the fact that many contemporary cat owners identify themselves with the unfortunate medieval scribe?

Emir O. Filipović for The Appendix on why he thinks his photograph of cat prints on a manuscript document went viral.

Why could a simple photo of cat paw prints on a medieval manuscript become so popular on the Internet? Does manuscripts and felines make a good combination, or can this popularity be ascribed to the fact that many contemporary cat owners identify themselves with the unfortunate medieval scribe?

Emir O. Filipović for The Appendix on why he thinks his photograph of cat prints on a manuscript document went viral.

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    Total identification with the scribe. Cats will walk, sit and lay on whatever your working on when they want your...
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    Kittehs up in people’s bidness since the Dark Ages heheheheheh.
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    Emir O. Filipović for The Appendix on why he thinks his photograph of cat prints on a manuscript document went viral.