Infographic on why cats have nine lives

Why does a cat have nine lives? Infographic.

Dr Morris, Britain’s famous zoologist, author and artist provided us with a very straightforward explanation on why cats have nine lives in 1986, and here it is in an infographic. The only weakness in the explanation is that no one has the faintest idea what a ‘trinity of trinities’ is. (❁´◡`❁). Well they try …

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Reason why jet-black moggie cats are relatively rare (in an infographic)

Why do so many black cats have a few white hairs? Answer in an infographic.

This post has been deliberately précised into an infographic. I am summarising in a few words hundreds of years of black cat history. 😉 But that is the point. To try and focus on the knub of the matter. The ad hoc development of the moggie black cat in which random-bred cats with jet-black …

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America’s 4-H creed of teaching truth, kindness and sympathy is in tatters

E.L. and Cedar when they were together. Now Cedar has been eaten and E.L. is sad.

NEWS AND COMMENT: This story is very concerning to anybody interested in animal welfare and the welfare of children in this instance. In America there is a program called 4-H which is a network of youth organisations. Their mission is “engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development”. …

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Can a cat invalidate one’s prayers in the Islamic faith?

Imam Mustafa Efe with a kitten inside his mosque: Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi Mosque, Istanbul

There are some strict rules for Muslims when praying. One of them concerns things happening in front of the worshipper when praying. The rules on this specific aspect of praying are nicely encapsulated on the Islam Question and Answer website (thank you). Remarkably there is a disconcerting distinction between a ‘woman, a donkey or …

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Does black cat superstition come from Pope Gregory IX’s papal bull Vox in Rama?

Konrad von Marburg started the ant-black cat campaign in 1232

Why do black cats have a reputation for evil? It appears that an overzealous and cruel German priest and nobleman, Konrad von Marburg kick started the superstitious link between black cats and Satan in 1232. The conventional view is that Pope Gregory IX “initiated the feline Holocaust in Europe” by denouncing the black cat …

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If you are a Buddhist and you harm a cat you might be reincarnated as a mouse

Buddhist and a ginger tabby cat

Buddhists believe in reincarnation. They believe that as a part of the Samsara life-and-death cycle, cats and dogs as well as other animals such as elephants and horses can potentially be reincarnated as humans. This leads some Buddhists to perform full funeral rites for their pets including prayers for forgiveness with the intention of …

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Ricky Gervais calls Pope Francis ‘stupid’ when he said people are selfish in preferring companion animals over children

Ricky Gervais supports NY ban on declawing

Ricky Gervais has weighed into the argument about the Pope’s hypocritical pronouncements about some people preferring companion animals over children. Many people have always preferred companion animals over children but this topic has become heated recently because of discussions about global warming and a recognition of the unsustainable and rapid rise in the world’s …

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Orthodox Hindus hate the domestic cat habit of constantly licking themselves

Cat in Hinduism

Katherine M. Rogers in her book “Cat” informs me that the domestic cat’s habit of constantly licking themselves “is repellent to orthodox Hindus, who consider saliva unclean”. Westerners like the fact that domestic cats keep themselves clean. They smell nice, sort of nutty. Westerners like to bury their head into their cat’s fur or …

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