Cool Stuff About (And For) Cats

A Cat is Contrary and That is That!

A Cat is Contrary and That is That!

What is it about cats that makes them so enchanting? They are infuriatingly smug, elegantly arrogant, graceful always but often ungracious. A creature breathtaking in its physical perfection and gob-smacking in its unapologetic selfishness. Why is it that a cat can...

What is Matatabi?

What is Matatabi?

The catnip found in pet shops in the US and Europe is most likely the dried or powdered leaves and stems  of the Nepeta cataria, a relative of oregano and spearmint. The plant is quite common and grows wild in northern Europe, New Zealand and North America  It’s the...

Cat Breeds: The Sweet Scottish Fold

Cat Breeds: The Sweet Scottish Fold

Where do Scottish Folds come from? The first Scottish fold appeared on a farm near Coupar Angus, Scotland,  in 1961. A local shepherd noticed that Susie, a shorthaired white cat had strangely folded ears and it is from this Susie that all Folds today can trace their...

Cat Questions: Why do cats purr?

Cat Questions: Why do cats purr?

The purrfect purr Of all the cats I have known in my life, each had its very own specific way to purr. Where one rumbles like a little train, another purrs so softly that you would not know she was doing it unless you were in contact with her at the time. Often the...

Why Do Cats Attack?

Why Do Cats Attack?

Even the most loving cat can turn into a hissing spitfire from time to time. But why? When choosing a family pet, parents of young kids almost always think that a cat is the safer option. Everybody has read stories of vicious dog attacks, right? Though aggression in...