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  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 is the birthday of one of their wives (probably hoping that it would help them remember the date!) Lots of […]

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

It's Cat Day In Japan
It is February 22 and to feline lovers the world over that can only mean one thing: It’s Cat Day. In Japan. Nyan Nyan Nyan. (literally translated meow, meow, meow – doesn’t have the same ring, does it?) In it’s 30th year this is the day those crazy cat loving Japanese elevate their feline friends to an even higher level of love.   Read much more about it here. If you want to keep up to date with events as […]

It’s Cat Day In Japan

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

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

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

japan's cat islands
Japan is well known for its love of cats.  Hello Kitty, Neko Atsume, Maneki Neko, cat cafe’s and more. So much more. And then there are Japan’s Cat Islands. Yes, islands. With an ‘s’. Most people who have heard about this think that the cat island is the island of Aoshima, a 1 mile long remote island off the coast of southern Japan. However, it seems that there are actually 10 other islands where cats rule. On Aoshima (nicknamed Nekojima, Cat Island) […]

Japan’s Cat Islands

  Is New York City in your travel plans? Do the sights and sounds of this unique and vibrant city beckon you?   Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Empire State Building, One World Trade, Central Park. Maybe the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks or the Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Rockettes, Broadway, Lincoln Center.     If so, and you are a cat lover, then you should know about the Bodega Cats. And what is a Bodega Cat you might ask? Derived from the […]

Bodega Cats

cats in the news
In the swirl of headlines that bombard us daily with bad news, worse news and depressing news (peppered with outbreaks of gossip) it is always good to find some cats in the news. They have a way of making the day so much brighter, lifting the spirits and easing everything. Finding a good story is like have a little break from the world, so it is great to find the following 2 stories.   The BBC News has reported the […]

Cats In The News

WARNING!!!!   Is this you? Prone to addictive behaviors? Have slightly (or completely) compulsive tendencies? Lose track of time? Love cats? No….really love cats? Then read no further and hit return. Or escape. Don’t go on…..while you have a chance. Have you heard of Neko Atsume? No? Well you were warned. Neko Atsume Kitty Collector is a charming, delightful, mesmerizing, engrossing, totally addictive game from Japan where the main characters, actually the only characters, are cats. The cutest, roundest cuddliest […]

Neko Atsume Kitty Collector

Tokyo's cat cafe
No thought of Japan and their deep love and affection for cats could be complete without including cat cafes. Despite the belief that they were an created by the Japanese the first cat cafe was in fact invented in Taipei (Taiwan) in 1988. It was so popular it wasn’t long before they popped up in Japan. Hugely popular they can be found in many places and satisfy the need for people to spend time with animals that they can’t have in […]

Tokyo’s Cat Cafe

cool cat stuff from japan
Nyan Nyan Nyan Day and the love of cats, and all those super cute kitty related things that the Japanese have for their beloved cats makes you just want to jump on a plane with Fluffy and Slasher and go shopping in the coolest place for cats and cat lovers ever. Japan has truly cornered the market with cool cat stuff. Enough to make you dream of it!   Thankfully, there is the internet! If you want some seriously fun and charming […]

Cool Cat Stuff From Japan

Maneki - Neko
    February 22 is Cat Day in Japan. It is a day to love, celebrate, honor and basically just go nuts over cats. The Japanese are cat lovers to the extreme. Estimates are they have about 10 million cats and as Japan is a series of small islands this is a lot of cats. They even have an island just for cats. And architecture that looks like cats!       Japan is the originator of cat cafes. Good fortune […]

Cat Day in Japan Nyan Nyan Nyan

Maneki - Neko
The new year arrives and it is common to find people making resolutions, setting intentions and seeking good luck and fortune for the year ahead. For the lover cats then you need  look no further than the wonderful Maneki – Neko  (lucky cats) from Japan which are good luck symbols and welcoming talismans. Found in a variety of styles and colors these cats are portrayed with a beckoning paw (or two) which attracts luck and prosperity. Usually made in ceramic […]

The Lucky Cat Maneki-Neko

Tiger cats playing. cats at the g20 summit
The 2015 G20 summit recently took place in Antalya, Turkey and has just wrapped up. The world’s most powerful leaders were there discussing the pressing financial and global issues facing the world today. Obama, Putin, Merkel and the other leaders and financial wizards of the 20 major economies of the world. High level diplomacy. High level security. In a highly reported deviation from expected events, and despite the heavy presence of security,  personnel with stop watches and agendas, earpieces, bulging jackets, perpetual […]

Cat And Mouse At The G20 Summit

Bag of Nails pub owner with cats
  If you are thinking about a trip to Britain,  have one planned, or are already there why not consider a little side diversion to enjoy a true British moggy experience? For what might be the first of its kind in the UK  you can experience cats in pubs. A pub in Hotwells Bristol, England (a couple of hours west from London) has the perfect solution for those needing cat love.     The Bag Of Nails pub has 15 cats […]

Cats In Pubs