How do you become a cat person?

How do you become a ‘cat person'.

To put the question another way: “How does one become a cat lover”. I’ll try and answer the question. The thoughts of others are always welcome. Nature/Nuture Fundamentally, you become a cat person partly because you inherited a love of cats or probably a love of animals generally and partly because of your life …

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Why do people like cats?


This is a tricky question to answer precisely but I’ll have a go. Please share your views and comments. The love of cats is called ailurophilia. And a person who loves cats is called an ailurophile. Although we are talking here about people who like cats. Many famous people have liked cats. I can …

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Why are cats perversely attracted to people who dislike them?

Domestic cats might make a beeline for cat-phobic people because they are more passive than those who want interact with the cat but are strangers

Some people think that domestic cats, rather perversely, are attracted to people who don’t like them. And if this is true at least to some extent, it deserves an explanation. And the reason is probably fairly straightforward namely that in a room of people where one or two dislike cats and into which a …

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Cat lover Pope Benedict XVI was misunderstood

Pope Benedict XVI and a black cat

Pope Benedict XVI was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 19 April 2005 until his resignation on 28 February 2013. Joseph Ratzinger, a cardinal before it became Pope Benedict XVI, was an academic and philosopher. He chose to take the route of academia and then to …

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Did Rudyard Kipling love cats and live with them?

Rudyard Kipling and his famous book 'The Cat that Walked by Himself'

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a famous English novelist, poet and artist. For cat lovers (and even non-cat lovers) his best-known book is ‘The Cat That Walked by Himself’. The illustrations are memorable and remarkably by him. A talented man. Dr Desmond Morris, in his book Cat World describes Kipling as a cat lover (ailurophile). …

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Brilliant, compassionate Ai Weiwei loves cats and finds them more interesting than humans

Ai Weiwei with 2 of his 3 cats. These 2 are Shadow a black cat and Yellow the ginger tabby and white. The 3rd is Half

If you are a cat lover this article should both interest and please you in equal measure. Please don’t skim it and please read to the end as the last bit is the best 👍✔️😉. Ai Weiwei is a very famous contemporary artist and an activist. He was and is openly critical of the …

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123 celebrated ailurophiles (cat lovers)

A young Elizabeth Taylor and a kitten

Here are 123 celebrity ailurophiles. That long word means cat lover as you probably know. Ailurophilia is a derivative and means the love of cats. Many famous people especially authors can be described as genuine ailurophiles. “You haven’t lived until you have lived with a cat” – Doris Day Brian Aldiss (1) to Emile …

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Tsai Ing-wen is a cat lover (ailurophile)

Tsai Ing-Wen and her two cats

It is nice to know that the first female president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, is a cat lover, a democracy campaigner and a gay-rights champion. Those three topics go together quite nicely, don’t they? I think you will find that the vast majority of cat lovers also support democracy and gay-rights and the rights …

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