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Holiday Cat Crafts – Kitty Cat Gift Box   The holidays are fast approaching and gift giving is high on everyone’s mind. If you’re looking for a craft to do with young ones, or want to be creative and make something for a special cat loving person this Kitty Cat Gift Box is perfect for young and old alike and makes a nice for Christmas or New Year’s gift (organized in 2017 anyone?)   This Kitty Cat Gift Box is suitable for all […]

Holiday Cat Crafts – Kitty Cat Gift Box


The Black Cat Comic by Edgar Allan Poe and Bernie Wrightson
This post contains affiliate links. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe is a classic American piece of literature. This short story is often the first introduction to Poe and Gothic writing for many high school students as it is often on the curriculum. Despite being short it requires concentration and thought and students wrestle with it looking for meaning, intent and just what makes it chilling. Lurking on a shelf at the back of the library a somewhat different […]

The Black Cat Comic by Edgar Allan Poe and Bernie Wrightson



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This post contains affiliate links. If you are looking for a fun and novel gift idea, or a little craft project for your cat then this is the book for you. What a fun and cute book!!!! Found this little gem at the local craft store and the delightful pictures just had brought such a smile that I had to investigate further. Cats In Hats:  30 Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns for Your Kitty by Sara Thomas has got to be […]

Cats In Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns for Your Kitty by Sara Thomas


In a world divided where there is no middle ground sometimes we can find lessons from nature. What greater divide could there be than a grizzly bear and a cat. One, a giant hunter with razor sharp claws standing taller than the tallest human. The other, a small hunter with sharp claws that can only strike fear in rodents and birds. Such an unlikely duo. Yet these two creatures, brought together in loneliness and abandonment found each other. And formed […]

The Grizzly And The Tabby Cat – A Tale Of An Unlikely Friendship



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~ It’s never too late to discover something completely new ~   Peaking around the local library a new discovery was made. Cats have permeated everything (and no, that isn’t the discovery) What do you get when you mix the Japanese love of cats plus their other obsession, manga? CAT + MANGA = ? Any ideas? Have a guess??? Black cat manga and anime!           Black Cat  is a Japanese Shonen Jump manga series written and illustrated by Kentaro […]

Shonen Jump Black Cat


national cat day
It’s National Cat Day! Time to celebrate those feline loves that rule share our lives.       If you aren’t sure what to do check out the National Cat Day website which has a great list of things you can do to celebrate this wonderful Caturday. At the very least why not give your fabulous feline a special treat? Or a long tummy rub? Or, better yet, honor your adoration of the feline by sharing some love with those kitties […]

National Cat Day



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October 27 It is Black Cat Day in the United Kingdom. Such a wonderful idea to raise awareness of these beautiful creatures.     Here is some information about black cats that you might not know (and may help you love them even more): King Charles I of England believed that black cats were lucky, and he had one. He believed that if anything happened to his cat his kingdom would collapse. Interestingly the day after the cat died the king […]

October 27 Black Cat Day #BlackCatDay


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    For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not — and very surely do I not dream. But to-morrow I die, and to-day I would unburthen my soul. My immediate purpose is to place before the world, plainly, succinctly, and without comment, a […]

Halloween Reading – The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe



Pablo Picasso ~ Self Portrai
October 25th The anniversary of the birth of Pablo Picasso. Born in Spain (1881-1973) this towering genius spent much of his life in France creating works across many mediums. Painter, sculptor, ceramics, stage design for ballet, printmaking, poetry. playwright. He was one of the founders of the Cubist school and brought about the modern art movement with angular lines, geometric shapes, collage and forever changed the art world.   And he painted cats. He was also photographed with them and […]

Picasso And His Cats


Halloween Cat Costumes For Adults
This post contains affiliate links. Halloween. This is the day when caution is thrown to the wind and fun and creepy rules. It is fast approaching and each year there are more and more non-little people (yes, adults)  entering into the festivities and wanting to dress up, become another character and be a little zany. Forget the typical costumes. Why not draw on the feline love of your life. There are lots of cute, creepy and comical ways to express your fandom. […]

Halloween Cat Costumes For Adults – Cute, Creepy, Comical



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The desert is a highly inhospitable place and very few creatures (beyond scorpions, snakes, fleas, cockroaches and other less cuddly creatures) call it home. But one of the cutest members of the feline family, the Sand Cat, can be found here.     The Sand Cat is a member of the cat family, a distant cousin of the delightful creatures that share our lives. A member of the genus Felis, and part of the family Felidae (Felis margarita) this is […]

Sand Cats – The Cats Of The Desert


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Earlier this summer the local grocery had some catnip plants that were clearly struggling, and had a seriously reduced price of 99¢! At this almost giveaway price a catnip garden was in the future.  Cats love catnip, there is no doubt about it.     And in a lifetime of cat ownership they use a lot of catnip. The toys, the treats, the bags of the dried herb. So given this opportunity now was the time to become a catnip farmer […]

Harvesting Catnip – A Little Guide



Friday feline shelter cats
Have you thought about adopting a cat or kitten? Shelters are brimming with delightful, loving cats and kittens that need forever homes. The summer bumper crop of kittens need a mommy or daddy to look after them Older cats want to share some warmth with a loving human and find somewhere safe to live out their days. Cheeky characters are waiting, who want to help you have fun in life, re-arrange your things, hide your socks, get the mice. Here […]

The Friday Feline Shelter Cats For Adoption


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    Black Cat A ghost, though invisible, still is like a place your sight can knock on, echoing; but here within this thick black pelt, your strongest gaze will be absorbed and utterly disappear: just as a raving madman, when nothing else can ease him, charges into his dark night howling, pounds on the padded wall, and feels the rage being taken in and pacified. She seems to hide all looks that have ever fallen into her, so that, […]

Black Cat ~ Rainer Maria Rilke