On May 14, 2019, Grumpy Cat died at home due to complications from a UTI. She was seven years old. Tabatha Bundeson, owner, together with family members Bryan and Crystal, say they are unimaginably heart-broken that their kitty has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. So, who is Grumpy Cat? Her real name is Tardar Sauce. She…
There are many occasions when we need a gift. If you are looking specifically for cat-themed gifts, look no further. I’m adding a new feature to this website. At regular intervals — probably once a month — I will post a small collection of new gift items featuring cats for you to peruse. I’ll search…
Are you looking for a top-rated cat litter to use for your furry friend? Do you think PrettyLitter might be the brand you have been looking for? I have decided to offer PrettyLitter on my website, as there are some features I really like about it. This post will include information about the product from…
I am totally in love with the “cat caves” that are becoming so popular. A felted wool cat cave is a warm, dark hideaway for a kitty. It is the perfect alternative to a cardboard box, something a cat finds most intriguing, and which he has to try to fit into, no matter how small….
There are days when I need to be totally distracted from the happenings of the world around me. Sometimes, the best way for me to free myself from the tensions of the moment is to do something that is a complete change; something fun and relaxing, and mentally absorbing. I get out my cat coloring books….
Here are some new ideas for you to add if you are an advocate of the tradition of New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you might want to put one of these suggestions to your list. Some will apply especially to you, and some will be helpful to your cat. After all, when we make our resolutions,…
Do you know why play is important to your cat? How is your supply of cat play toys? Cats love to be mentally and physically stimulated. With the right toy, they will play happily by themselves, but they also love to play with their owners. Playing teaches kittens many important survival skills. They learn the…
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…
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…
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….
WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE, THE LITERATE CAT
If you love cats, or if you would like to learn more about them, you are in the right place.
Website: The Literate Cat
Owner: Fran Kelso
The Cat Came Back (song)
Who says you can’t train a cat?
A FAMOUS CAT
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