Cat History

Cat statues of ancient Egypt have plain coats whereas the real cats were mackerel tabbies

The domestic cats of ancient Egypt were all brown, mackerel tabbies whereas the bronze statues of cats from that era…

18 hours ago

Why is Bastet a cat?

It is sensible to ask why ancient Egyptians worshipped deities (gods) and then ask why one of them was a…

2 weeks ago

Saint Gertrude as patron saint of cats is a recent popular cult

Gertrude of Nivelles is lauded on social media as the patron saint of cats but this appears to be a…

2 weeks ago

Did Lenin like cats?

Yes, there are clear indications from a video on YouTube and a still photo online, both of which are shown…

3 months ago

St Nicholas of the Cats

St Nicholas of the Cats is a Byzantine convent in Cyprus which in 1996 housed only five nuns and a…

4 months ago

Great find in Egypt of cat mummies. How did the cats die?

At the date of this post, Egyptian egyptologists are ecstatic at the recent discovery of a cache of 75 wooden…

4 months ago

Cat mummies were sometimes part of a scam organised by unscrupulous priests

In ancient Egypt cat mummies were offered to the gods for a favour or a sign of the person's gratitude…

5 months ago

Community outraged after a Rochelle, Illinois Facebook post stated a plan to trap and kill feral cats

City administrators in Rochelle, Illinois are under fire after a Facebook post on Thursday stated a plan to trap and…

5 months ago

Grimalkin Cat

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

6 months 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…

7 months ago