Cat History

Grimalkin Cat

This is about domestic cat history. The title is a Google search term but misleading because it implies that there…

3 weeks ago

The value of domestic cats has dramatically decreased since the 10th century

"The dramatic decrease in value of domestic cats over a 1000 years feeds cat abuse" - Michael Several statutes (laws…

1 month ago

‘Colocolo’ connects Chile’s top football club and the Pampas cat

A tribal chief who's name was Colocolo connects a Chilean football club and a wild cat species, the Pampas cat.…

1 month ago

Native North American Indians in Canada referred to domestic cats as q’umsciwaalhh

There is an interesting post on the reddit.com website by a linguist who is an expert in the Native American…

2 months ago

Pictures from the Middle Ages of domestic cats licking their anal area

The voyeuristic fascination with domestic cats grooming their anal area started a long time ago, well before the Middle Ages…

2 months ago

When was the first cat food made?

When was the first cat food made? This is a question which must refer to food made specifically for domestic…

3 months ago

The earliest record of the belief that cats are witches in disguise

Most of now know of the superstitious nonsense that cats are evil spirits because their bodies are occupied by an…

3 months ago

When was the first domesticated cat?

There is a common misbelief that the Ancient Egyptians first domesticated the cat. They did not because it happened thousands…

4 months ago

Did Pope Gregory IX Ban Cats?

He issued a public decree or charter (a papal bull) in 1233 in which he denounced the black cat as…

4 months ago

Sabre-toothed cat punctured skull of rival with its canine teeth

The large canine tooth of one cat is shown piercing the top of the skull of the other, killing the…

5 months ago