WOULD YOU ENJOY CAT-THEMED CHRISTMAS CARDS?

Okay, my friends — it can’t be helped.  It’s that time of year.  If you want to send out Christmas cards, you need to select what you want soon so you will have time to get them all out before Christmas.  Therefore, I have selected 9 different designs in cat-themed Christmas cards for you to…


WHAT IS NECESSARY FOR YOUNG KITTEN CARE?

If you adopted a kitten that was just six weeks old, would you know how to take care of it? I was asked this question recently on Quora, and decided that our readers here on The Literate Cat might appreciate the information as well. CHOOSING YOUR NEW KITTEN First of all, how do you choose…


HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THESE FAMOUS QUOTES ABOUT CATS?

Many well-known people have said things about cats that have been circulated through literary circles, or written down in books and preserved for others to enjoy. It is my intent to share some of these sayings with you. Many years ago, I was given a book called “The Cat Notebook.” The book was copyrighted in…


CAN YOU FIND WAYS TO MAKE READING FUN FOR KIDS?

Reading is a skill that is essential these days, and kids need to learn to read well.  If you can encourage a love of reading in your children, you will be doing them a great favor. Learning to read accurately and well, while understanding what you read is crucial for school success.  You might not…


READ HERE TO LEARN RUSSIAN BLUE CAT TRAITS

Thanks to a request from a reader, your cantankerous cat lady is giving you information in this post about the Russian blue cat breed. EARLY HISTORY In early days, the Russian blue cat lived in the wilderness of Russia. Due to their thick double coat, they do well in a cool climate. Long ago, before…


ARE YOU LOOKING FOR 2019 CAT WALL CALENDARS?

Have you selected your 2019 calendars yet? If not, and if you like cats, let me help you out. I’ve selected 12 new 2019 calendars with cute, beautiful, and amusing cat pictures on them. How can you resist? Check out the selection. However, let me fill you in first on a bit of calendar history….


HAVE YOU EVER TRIED DOMESTICATING A FERAL CAT?

Your cantankerous cat lady has received a couple of questions about taming and domesticating a feral cat, so I will tell you what I know. My knowledge is based on first-hand experience, as I “trapped” two feral kittens and took them to my Alaskan homestead on Spruce Island. Where I Found the Cats A construction…


WOULD YOU ENJOY JIGSAW PUZZLES ABOUT CATS?

Have you ever wondered who thought of the idea of jigsaw puzzles? Actually, these were first created from paintings. A picture on a flat, rectangular piece of wood was cut into small pieces using a jigsaw. Thus the jigsaw puzzle got its name. The first commercial jigsaw was made around 1760 by John Spelsbury, a…


DO YOU KNOW THE NORWEGIAN FOREST CAT’S ANCIENT HISTORY?

The Norwegian Forest cat is of Scandinavian descent.  In Norway, it is known as the “Skaukatt.” It is believed that the breed is between 1000 to 2000 years old. Some stories say that Leif Erikson, the Viking explorer, had such a cat on his ship. In those early days, this cat was called the “Wegie,”…


LAUREL BURCH, ARTIST OF COOL AND COLORFUL DESIGNS

How many of you remember Laurel Burch? Her folk-art designs and amazing use of vivid colors were signatures of her work. Though Laurel died in Novato, California at the too-young age of 61, her work is still being produced and sold in many places. Her art will bring her immortality. Laurel’s Early Years Laurel Anne…


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