If you have been visiting my website regularly, you will know that Lucinda and I just finished a review of The Dalai Lama’s Cat, a three-book series about HHC, His Holiness’s Cat. When surfing the web to find a new subject for a post, I came across some articles about cats and yoga: the latest…
Cats often like to bring us little presents. I think that usually they believe they are contributing to the food supply by bringing us a dead critter they have caught. They consider us part of their family, and want to do their bit to help out. So, dead donations at your door can be considered…
Journaling involves the practice of keeping a journal or diary in which to explore the thoughts and feelings associated with the events of your life. You can use several methods. Journaling for stress management or self-exploration works best when you do it consistently. However, even occasional journaling can give stress relief when you focus on…
Here is your second collection of unusual gifts for cat lovers. I had a hard time narrowing down the choices this time, as I found several that I liked. As with the last list, will give you six more to look over. Remember them, and when you are in need of a gift for your…
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,…
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