Lucinda Discusses The Mythology Of Cats

Greetings, two-legged readers. It’s Lucinda, your literate cat. My CCL (Cantankerous Cat Lady) has asked me to review a chapter in a book called The Mythology of Cats, Feline Legend and Lore Through the Ages. Authors are Gerald and Loretta Housman. The chapter I am reviewing is called The Household Cat. I must admit, this information challenged…


The “Blep” Investigated: Why Do Cats Stick Out Their Tongues?

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….


Do You Know These Cat Tongue Facts?

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…


Have You Received Unusual Gifts From A Cat?

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…


Lucinda Discusses Emergency Cat Restraint Devices

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…


Can You Tell Us Why Cats Are So Weird?

Can you tell us why cats are so weird? Cats can be rather strange creatures at times, and there is no logical explanation for some of the things they do. There are many stories about such quirky traits. Here are a few that I found online. These were from a story in The Guardian. Josh…


Plato, The Story Of A Cat

Hello from Lucinda, your literate cat. This week I am reviewing a short story called Plato: The Story Of A Cat, by A.S. Downs. This story is so short that you need to read between the lines to get the full picture. Plato is the name of the handsome black cat who is the central…


You Might Not Know These 12 Domestic Cat Facts

Cats are so amazing, and if you are like me, you keep learning new and fascinating facts about them. Here are 12 domestic cat facts that might be new to you. First, did you know that many Egyptians worshiped the goddess Bast, who had a woman’s body and a cat’s head. Cats were revered in…


The Savannah Cat: Largest Domesticated Cat Breed

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…


Do You Know When Your Cat Is Sick?

Greetings, two-legged readers! Lucinda the literate cat, reporting for duty. My CCL (Cantankerous Cat Lady) has given me a writing assignment that is a little different from my ordinary jobs. She has given me an article to read by Dr. Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ, and has asked me to give my views on the…