9 Examples Of How Cats Have Shaped History

Cats are a huge part of our families and lives in modern days. But did you know that they’ve also left a huge impact on history? From being worshipped to being considered evil entities, here are 9 cat myths that can be found throughout the ages.   #1 – The oldest known animal-shaped sculpture is a feline.   The lion-headed, human-bodied figurine known as Löwenmensch was found in Hohlenstein Stadel cave in Germany. It was carved from wooly mammoth ivory with … Read more

15 Best Names For Your New Kitten

When you name your new kitten, you want something that feels right and fits their special charm and personality! Your cat deserves a name that tells the world who they are. With so many different cats out there, the possibilities are endless. Consider naming your soon-to-be-rescued kitten one of the 15 names listed here! Have you recently gotten a kitten? Share his or her name in the comments below! 1. Oliver Remember the cute little ginger kitty in Disney’s Oliver & Company? It seems … Read more

Here’s Proof That Being A Cat Lover May Improve Your Chances At A Happily Ever After

Cats Protection conducted an interesting survey that gave some insight into finding partners with pets. As it turns out, survey takers felt that it was more important for a partner to be feline-friendly than to have a nice car or own their own place. Of the 1,000 participants, 25.7% said that it was either “important” or “very important” for a partner to be a cat lover (with another 25% staying neutral). Only 15.6% of people felt that owning a nice car was a … Read more

Can You Find The Hidden Cat In This Vintage Ad?

This vintage advertisement is fascinating. Not only is it one of those fun “find the hidden kitty” brainteasers, it also proves that society’s love affair with cats is centuries-old. According to East Carolina University’s Digital Collection, this illustration is circa 1870-1890, and was used to advertise Dr. Seth Arnold’s Balsam, which was “a cure of bowel complaints.” What a quirky campaign! The black cat under one of the chairs is easy to spot, but the picture states that there’s another. “The Cat has … Read more

Ask A Vet: Why Does Cat Poop Smell So Bad?

Everyone who has ever walked by a litter box containing a fresh stool deposit knows that pungent and distinctive smell. All excrement smells foul, but cat poop is recognizable and uniquely horrible. Have you ever given the stench any thought?   Poop smells bad no matter what species it comes from. It stands to reason that waste would be like trash to a body, the stuff it cannot use and needs to get rid of. The organic material in our own … Read more

5 Cat Breeds That Love To Chat

Cats are all individuals with their own quirks and personalities. Some are more vocal than others, but there are several breeds known for being rather talkative. Owners of these breeds know all too well how demanding their little felines can be and how easily they’ll let you know what’s on their minds. As much of a nuisance as some might expect it to be, we cat lovers find it rather endearing. There are exceptions to every rule of course, but these … Read more

4 Awesome Facts About Manx Cats

Manx cats are known for their adorable bobbed tails, but they certainly have a lot more to offer than just their looks. If you’re familiar with the breed, then none of this information will come as a surprise to you. But if you’re just learning about these awesome little felines, we hope you’ll enjoy the fun facts we have to share! The Manx is a neat cat you need to meet! #1 – Not All Manx Are Tailless Although taillessness … Read more

Top 10 Cat Names Of 2016

When you meet a pet with a perfectly fitting name, you have to wonder: did her name shape her personality, or the other way around? Naming our kitties is usually one of the first things we do when we first adopt them–and sometimes it takes a lot of thought! Some people prefer short and sweet names while others like to bestow long, regal titles on their furry friends. But whatever you choose, you’re bound to come up with dozens of silly nicknames anyway, just … Read more

Myths About Black Cats: The Good, The Bad & The Silly

Over the years and across many cultures several myths have developed about black cats. Some are positive, others are downright silly, and a few actually put these beautiful animals at risk of abuse and death. Sadly, many archaic beliefs about the evil powers of black cats still exist. They spend more time in shelters than other cats and some rescues even restrict their adoption around Halloween in order to protect them. The following myths are among the most well known, … Read more

13 Famous Black Cats

We love black cats for their glossy fur, shining eyes, and marvelously mischievous personalities! And as it turns out, we’re not the only ones. There are many famous black and tuxedo cats who have been star characters in the media, and some have even become historical icons that are recognizable worldwide. It’s October, so especially now, we love to show our appreciation for our witty, mysterious, beautiful furry friends. Sadly, these gorgeous creatures are the least likely to be adopted from shelters, probably due to ages-old … Read more