A Cat To The Rescue: Lucinda Saves The Day

Felines -- Great poets on notorious cats Linocuts by Martha Paulos

Hello, wonderful readers — It’s Lucinda the literate cat. My CCL has had her share of problems this week. The weather got so bad she could not go to Juneau. In fact, for a time she had trouble getting out her door. In such instances, a cat to the rescue can save the day. Tomorrow, … Read more

Focusing On Feline Fame: The Allure of Famous Cat Characters

Chorus of singing cats (cartoon)

Cats have an astounding ability to bring us joy, laughter, and comfort. Their fascinating role in literature and popular culture often become symbols and metaphors that enrich narration and resonate with readers. In this way, famous cat characters are born. What Important Symbolism Do Cats Encompass In Literature? In classic literature, the cat will often … Read more

Let Me Tell You Why You Should Have A Cat

Norwegian Forest Cat Portrait

You might consider this week’s post a bit unusual. Well, it is certainly different. Life has gotten in the way of my usual article about cats, as I am immersed in an editing/proofreading chore for my plant book, Plant Lore of an Alaskan Island. With the help of a knowledgeable friend, I am working hard … Read more

Have You Ever Asked, What Does The Cat Symbolize?

Cat in magician's hat and robe over cauldron

A cat in your life can prove very symbolic. Yes, a cat definitely has special meanings, often based in superstition, but centered around some past event. In this post you may learn the answer to the question, “What does the cat symbolize?” Those characteristics of the animal that are most obvious to us usually determines … Read more