halloween 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

sand cats
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

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

    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

Blak cat day
  Black cats are the stuff that stories and poems are made of. Mysterious, magical, dramatic. Beautiful eyes, hypnotic gaze.       So, why on earth don’t people like them???? Superstitions, folklore, witches, old wives tales. The result is that black cats are harder to adopt to forever homes, are abandoned at a higher rate and spend more time languishing in  shelters. In an attempt to combat this October 27th has been designated National Black Cat Day by Cats […]

Black Cat Day #BlackCatDay

a year of cats in hats
Cooler evenings and darker nights can only mean one thing. Crafting! Or baking. (More on that to come later) Now is the time to start thinking about some serious crafting. Not the stressful, is it going to be beautiful / will it work / I don’t really have a clue what I am doing kind of crafting but the sort that makes you relax, lets you play, releases your inner child. So, if you love cats ( and really, why else […]

A Year Of Cats In Hats! by Sheila Haynes Raven

kitten falling leaves
Last day of September. Skies are grey, wind is whipping. Colors are changing. Yes, it’s autumn. A busy time for cats. The Kitten and the Falling Leaves That way look, my infant, lo! What a pretty baby-show! See the kitten on the wall, sporting with the leaves that fall. Withered leaves – one – two and three from the lofty elder tree. Though the calm and frosty air, of this morning bright and fair. Eddying round and round they sink, […]

The Kitten And The Falling Leaves ~ William Wordsworth

cat man of aleppo
In this little corner of the internet it is all things feline where we celebrate the love and magic of the creatures we share our lives with. A place of joy and curiosity, a place to find something new that lightens your day. A little fun, a little artsy, a little joyous. But sometimes something stop you in your tracks and makes you think again. And this is one of those moments. No one can escape the news that there […]

The Cat Man Of Aleppo

Dolce and Gabbana love Cats
Cats are definitely in. There is no doubt about it. Not only do they rule the internet but they are taking over fashion. And not just any fashion, but the world of runways, super models and expensive luxury items. In the  fall and winter 2016 fashion shows many top designers featured feline items. Cat faces, cat bags, stripes and more were to be found tucked into the runway shows. Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Gucci, Mui Mui (and what a perfect […]

Dolce & Gabbana Love Cats

  Kitty Fisher (1741 – 1767) was a British socialite who, despite coming from a humble background, managed through her beauty, charm and wits to rise to  an elevated position, living a life of opulence and grandeur. She was the original celebrity. At a time of royalty and nobility she became an object of fascination, despite being without a title and born a commoner. Born Catherine Marie Fischer she is believed to have started life poor, as a milliner,  but an […]

Kitty Fisher by Nathaniel Hone (1765)

Cat and Lady They were at play, she and her cat, And it was marvellous to mark The white paw and the white hand pat Each other in the deepening dark. The stealthy little lady hid Under her mittens’ silken sheath Her deadly agate nails that thrid The silk-like dagger points of death. The cat purred primly and drew in Her claws that were of steele filed thin: The devil was in it all the same. And in the boudoir, […]

Cat And Lady ~ Paul Verlaine

international talk like a pirate day
  tis SeptembARrrrr 19 ‘n ’tis International speak Like a scurvy pirate day (Translation, in English – it’s September 19 and it’s International Talk Like a pirate day.)   The day created in 1995 by two good friends John Baur and Mark Summers who wanted to celebrated the Golden Age of Piracy. Or just have fun. They chose September 19th as it isthe birthday of one of their wives (probably hoping that it would help them remember the date!) Lots of fun […]

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Cat in Clapham Common
  The city. Unless you live in a beautifully rural environment ( looking at you Lake District, South Dakota, Patagonia, and so many more) usually there is an assault upon your senses of noise, visual chaos, pressing humanity, and more. We are inundated and there is no control. And that is why the internet loves cats so much, and coloring books. A little place of calm and relief. In London some extremely creative folks got together and decided they wanted to […]

Cats At Clapham Common or How A London Tube Was Taken Over Cats