Welcome, two-legged readers. It’s Lucinda the literate cat, inviting you to my latest review. This time it is another chapter of the book, The Mythology of Cats. The chapter is titled The Caretaker Cat, and points out some excellent traits that can be found in your favorite feline. The book mentions that there are many…
Category: Cat College
I’m happy to introduce Felix silvestris lybica, the African Wildcat, and a domestic cat ancestor. This animal is a subspecies of F. silvestris, and became a distinct species about 131,000 years ago. Then, about 10,000 years ago, some of these African Wildcats were domesticated in the Middle East. These early domesticated cats became the ancestors…
Hello, all. Again, Lucinda the literate cat is here to help solve another cat behavior problem. Today I will be teaching you a bit about an issue of great importance to cats, and one you may find baffling. Let’s start first with our question from a reader. This one is from a Mr. Jack Lucas. …
You may have asked, “Why do cats stick out their tongues?” You must have noticed that sometimes your cat seems to be staring into space with his tongue hanging out. Very often it can be a cause for laughter, as it looks quite amusing. However, at times it is the sign of a serious problem….
When did you first get licked by your cat? Do you remember how it felt? It probably reminded you of sandpaper. Here you can read some cat tongue facts that you might not have known. What causes that sandpaper-like feeling? Why is your cat’s tongue so rough? Well, that feeling is caused by something called…
Hello — it’s Lucinda the literate cat, with a new post for you two-leggeds. I am writing something a bit different this time. Here is a review of a recent article from the blog, Catster, called Emergency Cat Restraint. Learn about the cat restraint devices that you can use in a time of need. Sometimes…
The Savannah is the largest domesticated cat. This cat originated from a cross between a domestic cat and a serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat. A male serval was crossbred with a Siamese to create the first member of this new breed. This unusual cross is actually a relatively new cat on the breeder’s…
All cats, from wild and savage hunters to the sweet pet curled up by your fire are related. No matter the size or markings, the rounded head and agile, light-footed body immediately mark the animal as a cat. Somewhere in the animal’s distant past, all cats evolved from a common prehistoric ancestor. Wild cats vs….
Hello, two-leggeds, and welcome to the newest “Cat Behavior Solutions” column from Lucinda, your literate cat. This week I have only one letter to address. It’s from a Mrs. Davis, who has a question about her senior cat. Dear Lucinda: I have a question about my senior cat. She is 15, and I have noticed…
This post furnishes information that is all about Maine Coon cats. One of the oldest natural North American breeds, the Maine Coon, or Maine Cat, is believed to be a native of Maine. This beautiful cat is most likely the closest breed to the Norwegian Forest Cat. What Were the Origins of Maine Coon Cats?…
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Remember Walt Disney’s Aristocats from 1970? A Parisian cat named Duchess was her model. The cat gets abducted to French countryside. After many adventures, she escapes with the help of an alley cat named O’Malley.
—Joan Moore, A Cat’s Companion
LEGEND OF THE PUSSYWILLOW
Have you ever heard this legend? Once, some nasty person threw a bunch of kittens in the river to drown. The mother cat became so agitated that the willow trees on the river bank felt sorry for her. So, they trailed their branches in the water so the kittens could hang on, and thus saved the babies. Since then, each spring the willow wears soft, grey buds that remind us of kittens. We now call these trees “pussy willows.”
—Joan Moore, A Cat’s Companion