Catnip: Grow Your Own

If you decide to grow your own catnip for your cat, it’s best to do so indoors in a window with plenty of sunshine. You can grow it outdoors as well but it can quickly draw the attention of every cat in your neighborhood to your garden. Catnip also spreads and can easily take over […]

Roman Cats

In Ancient Rome cats were welcomed as vermin controllers but were given no great affection. Most representations of cats in Roman art show them in workaday situations with no suggestions of reverence or mystical powers, for example, a mosaic from Pompeii shows a pigeon being attacked by a cat. The cat is shown realistically and […]

Mystical Qualities: The Cat In Ancient Egyptian Culture

There is a great deal known about the place of the cat in Ancient Egyptian culture due to the fact of the abundance of evidence that was left behind. During this period in time, cats came to have mystical qualities, perhaps in association to their acute night vision. They also came to be highly valued […]

Cats, Myths And Folklore: Buddist Beliefs and Cats

The beliefs of one branch of the Buddist faith practised in southeast Asia thought that when a person who had reached the highest level of spirituality died, their soul then entered into the body of a cat. The soul would then remain there until the cat died, when it entered into Paradise. And despite the […]

The Animal Rescue Site

How You Can Help In Mere Seconds – Every Day Your click on the purple “Fund Food For Animals” button at the Animal Rescue Site each day helps to provide food and care for a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary. The funding for both the food and care is paid for by […]

Adam, Eve, Lilith and Cats Superstition

The origin of this superstition seems to go all the way back to an ancient Hebrew folk tale. According to this folk tale, Lilith was Adam’s wife before Eve. She was banished from the garden of Eden for refusing to submit to Adam and then haunted the earth as a demon. Sephardic Jews believed that […]

Cat Legends: Cats and Vampires

Did you know that until Dracula was published by Bram Stoker in 1897, there was no association between vampires and bats? Vampires were traditionally either cats or wolves. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries there was a widely held belief in central Europe that cats could possess a corpse and turn a dead body into […]

Why Do We Love Cats?

So why do we love our cats, I mean they can be a real pain in the butt sometimes. For instance tonight, Oliver, my little red tabby Scottish Fold, was sitting on our coffee table eating a napkin, yes, a napkin. Don’t ask me why, I don’t know. Just like I don’t know why he […]

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