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 by 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

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

the owl and pussycat roald dahl
The Owl and the Pussy-cat The Owl and the Pussy-cat went away In a beautiful pea-green car. At a nearby inn they had some gin And  pound of caviar. The Owl looked up to the stars above And sang to a small guitar, “Oh lovely Pussy! Oh Pussy my love! What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, What a beautiful Pussy you are!” Pussy said to the Owl, “Oh, you dirty old fowl! You frequenter of taverns and bars! […]

The Owl And The Pussy-Cat by Roald Dahl

Cats In The News
During the ‘dog days’ of summer, when traditionally no news happens (really?) cats have been making some headlines of their own. In case you missed it, here are some of the most recent stories with cats in the news. Italy In August Italy suffered a devastating earthquake that killed many, and destroyed several small towns and villages. In the middle of the destruction there was an uplifting story several days after the earthquake, a cat name Joy was rescued.   […]

Cats In The News

hello september
    Hello September! Last few days of summer.     Back to school. Back to college. Change of routine. New beginnings. Sweater weather.     Cooler nights. Leaves changing color.     Each year the calendar gives us two wonderful chances to start fresh with resolutions, intentions, aims and goals. New Years  and the start of the school year when we have the chance to reconsider what we want to do, change, add or delete. For cats too. Diet? Excercise? Behaviour? […]

Hello September