Soon, A New First Cat In The White House

For almost 12 years, we’ve seen no First Cat in the White House. Now, the Bidens will answer that lack, bringing in a First Cat to act as rodent control and to add the essence of cat personality to the White House atmosphere. Several former presidents have introduced a cat to the White House staff. … Read more

Snow And Cats — Do They Mix?

striped cat looking out of snow cate

If you live in a climate that includes a snow season, could you please answer for us the question in the title: Snow and cats — do they mix? I came across a story yesterday about a cat in Switzerland who wandered away from its owners and ended up following hikers to a 10,000 foot … Read more

Homer The Cat Creates His Own Odyssey

child + sign about lost pet

Having lived in Kodiak or nearby Spruce Island for 30+ of my years, I enjoyed a cat story centered in Kodiak. My friend, Georgia, from Ouzinkie on Spruce Island, sent me an email relating the story of Homer the cat. Homer lived in Kodiak with the Vorholt family. They adopted him when their daughter, Emma, … Read more

Curious Little Kitten Has Unexpected Adventure

Post advertising lost cat; says "found"

For a curious little kitten, the world holds many adventures. For one such kitten with the ordinary name of “Spot,” one adventure included becoming lost in the vast city of Juneau. Cassidy Timm and Blake Ward traveled the 1,000-mile journey from Bellingham, WA to Haines, AK on the ferry. They returned to their home bringing … Read more

A Discussion Of Cat Mythology And Folklore

Cat in blue and yellow light

Felines, being such individuals, have accumulated a great deal of cat mythology and folklore from various parts of the world. These beliefs show a great deal of variety, which is not surprising, as cats have such distinct personalities and characteristics. You have probably heard the myth that it is not wise to let a cat … Read more

Stories About Super Hero Cats

2 white cats & 2 orange cats, watching mouse movie

Sometimes our four-legged friends give service beyond what we expected. We are wise to love our cats well, as they may provide a heroic service at some time. Here are some examples of these super hero cats that you may enjoy, as I certainly did. Our first story is about a little Italian cat named … Read more

Cats And Independence: Happy July 4th

cat dressed for July 4, carrying flag

Happy Independence Day, everyone! If you have a cat, you can invite him to join in the celebration. After all, cats and independence go together quite well. Terry Pratchett, author, is quoted as saying: “In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” Of course, cats remember their glorious past. They … Read more

Cats In The Movies

Felix the Cat

What is your favorite movie that stars a cat? These days, it is not unusual to see cats in the movies. Sometimes they are the star of the show. So, how did they get their start? Actually, the very first cat star was featured in an animated movie. Remember Felix the cat? First conceived by … Read more

Celebrating A Year With The Cat

I love my cat

On April 15, 2020, my shelter cat, Pogo, and I celebrated our first anniversary of home-sharing. It’s been a rewarding year for both of us. I don’t know Pogo’s exact age, but he is close to his 16th birthday. I’ve known him for several years. I often spent some nights at his former home, and … Read more

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