Category: Cats

How Does Your Cat Think?

How does your cat think? Does he rely solely on instinct, or are there other factors piloting the kitty brain? Well, according to psychologist Hank Davis, non-humans are a lot smarter and less “instinct-based” than most of us think. He surmises that perhaps we are not quite as clever as we think we are and…


Why Is My Cat Eating Grass?

Does your cat eat grass?  My cats have always eaten grass.  When the weather was wet and nasty and I didn’t want to let my cat out, I would go out to my lawn and find a handful of grass for him. Then I would feed him the grass, one blade at a time.  He…


New Book Summary By The Literate Cat

Hello, you two-legged readers! It’s Lucinda the literate cat again, with a new book summary. The Cantankerous Cat Lady has given me a six-week contract to write more summaries for her blog. I am happy to do so. I am glad that so many of you liked my book summaries. I even received a couple…


Can You Name the Small Wild Cat Breeds of the World?

Someone asked me if there were still small wild cats in some places. When I started researching, I found that there are 41 species of known wild cats living in various parts of the world. This includes large cats. In this post, I will list several of the small wild cat breeds that are presently…


Book Summaries From a Literate Cat

Hello, all you two-leggeds out there. I’ve been told to introduce myself. I am Lucinda, the Literate Cat. This website is named after me because I am so remarkable. To put you completely in the picture, I am the cat that owns your cantankerous cat lady. Actually, I can understand how she got that name….


Do You Know the History of Ceramics Pottery?

The making of ceramics started in the distant past.  When we research the history of ceramics pottery, we learn that the use of clay to make items, artistic or practical, became an industry thousands of years ago.  When people discovered that clay could be mixed with water and then fired in an oven, the industry of…


Have You Seen the Exotic Bengal Cats?

If you are not familiar with these exotic Bengal cats, you are in for a treat.  They are beautiful animals.  The cat is part of a domestic breed developed to look like a miniature version of a wild cat.  Bengal cats were developed by selective breeding, crossing hybrids of the Asian leopard cat with domestic…


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…


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