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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

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

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

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

The feral cat
  The feral cat is a domestic cat that is wild and lives on the edge of human society. Born and raised without human contact these cats are unsocialized, highly cautious and untrusting of humans. Like pet and stray cats feral cats are part of the domestic cat family but have lost their ability to live with humans. Stray cats are either lost, have escaped or been abandoned by their owners and have had human intereaction and can possibly  return into […]

The Feral Cat

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

cats in the news
  Despite being one of the most popular breeds Siamese cats aren’t for everyone. Don’t be fooled by their regal and noble appearance. While looking as if they can sit on a throne they are more like jesters. If you are considering a Siamese cat you should know that they are much like having a rambunctious toddler. Into everything, requiring attention, and giving so much love in return.   And possibly a little unruly. They are exceptionally intelligent which brings […]

Siamese Cats – A Little Guide

Close up or black cat
  Look at this gorgeous creature charming you with it’s gaze. Perched so lightly, the black cat almost seems to hover in thin air. The Black Cat. Absolutely, one of the most beautiful of cats. Sadly, also the most mis-understood. Fears and superstitions surround it, even to this day. Associated with bad luck, witches and curses. Seeing one in some cultures is considered an evil omen.  If a black cat crosses your path many believe that bad luck will befall them. However, certain […]

The Black Cat

Of course, cats rule the internet there is considerable evidence to prove this. But in a slightly more even more interesting turn it seems also that kittens and bacon rule the internet. Do you want to know exactly how much? Mashable recently feature an infographic created by Marketo, a digital marketing company,  that details just how popular cats and kittens are. According to Google people search for “cats” 30 million times per month.Funny cats get 340,000 per month. Bacon is searched for 6 million times […]

Kittens And Bacon Rule The Internet

So, you think you know a lot about cats? Here are some really interesting cat facts that you probably didn’t know.   1 – About 50 million cats are overweight. 2 – Cats sleep 70% of their lives. 3 – Cats don’t really like milk. 4 – Sir Isaac Newton did not invent the cat door, cat openings were around in ancient times, approximately 6000 years ago. 5 – Cat use their whiskers to calculate if they can get through a tight […]

10 Really Interesting Cat Facts

The cat that is sitting adoring you with its eyes and hoping for a treat (or a lap) and is your companion is a domesticated house cat. But what exactly is a domestic cat?   A Little History The domestic cat is a member of the feline family and has evolved from the wild ancestors of thousands of years ago to become the popular animal that shares a life with humans. Approximately 30% of American households have cats and worldwide the […]

The Domestic Cat – A Look At The House Cat

Cheetah walking
The history of the cat and the cat family is one of a four legged species that made its first appearance around 25 million years ago. This was the time of the saber tooth tigers. Now extinct these creatures roamed the earth for a period of 42 million years and are not related to the cat of today. The cat as we know it originated 70,000 to 100,000 years ago. These cats were solitary hunters and unlike pack animals like […]

How A Cat Is Related To A Tiger – A Look At The Cat Family Tree