Cat History

Polydactyl cat

Double pawed, polydactyl Maine Coons origins unknown, legends abound

Polydactyl Maine Coons have extra toes. Sometimes referred to as double pawed, these coons are genetically linked to Maine’s maritime life. It’s not known whether...
Roman Colliseum

Italian cats sit tight while they continue to protest eviction from sanctuary amidst Roman...

Italian cats have much better protections than most cats, but the fate of 200 street cats  at Rome’s Largo Di Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary...

Wordless Wednesday: Abyssinian’s ancestry clouded

Does the Abyssinian dates back to the Blue Nile, being a descendent of the sacred cat of Ancient Egypt? It does indeed resemble the...

Cat News Friday: Friskees to sponsor video competition, App for Cats, and Tumblr cat...

Social media, online cat videos and apps are all the buzz today, and one major pet food manufacturer is jumping on the bandwagon. Friskies...

Why Cat News Friday? The answer: endless news about cats

Why Cat News Friday? Cats dominate the news, even though they don’t go pitching news stories about their paw-sitively cat inspiring or tortuously cat-astrophic and...

Cat news Friday: Cats take to political arena, fashion, ghost cats and a theater...

Political cats, fashion cats, ghost cats, big cats, video cats, a Moscow Cat Show featuring domesticated felines, the birth of four rare Sand Cats,...

Cats taking political arena by storm – from Stubbs the Mayor, Hank for Senate,...

Cats are smart, independent and savvy, so should it be any surprise to find that Stubbs, who is part Manx with a short tail,...

Finding suggests cats were raised to be mummified sacrifices in Ancient Egypt

Cats have had a unique relationship with the Egyptian history having an almost godlike status. Now research finds that cats were actually raised to...

Brush still gun shy 10 years after getting lost at Westchester Cat Show

It may have been almost ten years ago when Brush escaped out the back door at the Westchester Cat Show, but he still remembers...