Cat History

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…

1 week 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 weeks 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…

4 weeks 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…

1 month 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…

2 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…

2 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…

3 months ago

Feline Evolution in Brief

'The earliest cat-like carnivores, which were to evolve into the family Felidae appeared between 30 and 40 million years ago,…

4 months ago

The historical association between the words “cathouse” and “pussy”

The link is the promiscuous nature of the female urban cat when in heat. You have probably made the association…

6 months ago

Is the golden age of pet cats over?

In the 1950s, more new cat breeds were created than at any time before or since. In those far off…

6 months ago