Categories Cats

The Queen of England And Cats
Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I’ve been to London to look at the queen. Pussy cat, pussycat, what did you there? I frightened a little mouse under her chair. First published in 1805 ( and no doubt in existence for much longer) this little nursery rhyme is believed to refer to Queen Elizabeth I of England. There was a cat in the Queen’s court, apparently. To keep the mice in check. However, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who […]

The Queen Of England And Cats

the kitten bowl
Sunday February 5. The day when chicken wings, cheese balls and all kinds of dips are enjoyed. And maybe a beer too. Eyes will be staring at the television. But what will they be watching? Football? The Half Time Show? The super expensive and entertaining commercials? The Budweiser Horses? Well, no if they are the lovers of fluffy, little balls of fur. Smart cat loving people will be watching the Kitten Bowl. Hosted by the great folks at the Hallmark […]

Not Into The Super Bowl? How About The Kitten Bowl?

  They come into your life. Small and helpless. With those big ears that don’t really fit their heads. Or, maybe they weren’t so young, and were adopted, and came from another life. They looked at you with some kind of knowledge of………..what is it? And those eyes. They melt your heart. These wonderful creatures become part of your life. They intertwine their lives with you and snatch time. Parts of days. Whole days. A lifetime.     And one […]

Saying Goodbye To A Cat

This post contains some affiliate links   The winter blues. That overwhelming feeling that everything is blah and bleak and good weather will never come back and days of relaxation and fun are just mere memories and why are the mornings so dark and is the news ever anything but depressing and what to do about feeling so morose? Have you noticed that after the holidays the sales linger, but the stores sneak out new season things, to entice you. […]

The Winter Blues

New Year's Resolutions For Cats
This post contains affiliate links.   New Year. A fresh start, clean slate, the perennial do over. A chance to try again, change bad habits, make new ones? What person doesn’t try with resolutions, intentions, lists? As the old adage goes, “what is good for the goose is good for the gander”. Or cat. New Year’s is the perfect time to look at your furry feline companion(s) and consider what would give them a better, healthier life? Diet? Exercise? Attention? A more […]

New Year’s Resolutions For Cats

2017 The Year Of The Cat
Happy New Year! 2017!! Will this be a bumper year for cats? Well, do cats have whiskers?! In 2015 cats took over the internet with funny gifs, videos and entertainment. In 2016 certain cats became famous and became personalities in their own right with coloring books, print books, apparel and so much more. What will 2017 bring? No doubt cats will continue to be attract followers and lovers and will fill the internet with happy tails and adventures. Some dramas […]

2017 The Year Of The Cat

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

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

the grizzly and the tabby cat
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

~ 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

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

    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

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