Cat History

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…

14 hours 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…

1 week 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…

1 month 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…

2 months ago

Grimalkin Cat

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

3 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…

3 months 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.…

3 months 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…

4 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…

4 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…

5 months ago