Oh, we just want to give Seattle-based musician and jewelry designer Alexandra Crockett a big bear hug for her illuminating book. Metal Cats offers a heartwarming look at the merry world of cute, fuzzy kitties and their proud owners, all of whom hail from the dark underworld that be the metal scene.
There are all sorts of niche reading groups out there, but we never thought we’d live to see this one. In Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, a reading group made up of grade-school students who read to cats actually exists. Hey, it’s for a good purpose: it helps them get better at reading.
To be more specific, lynx — a species of wild cats — are the new goats. YouTube user Kevin Forrester captured some curious footage of a pair of lynx yelling at each other like, er, goats yelling like humans. As Mara Grunbaum said of evolution in her upcoming book WTF Evolution, ‘You were doing so […]
‘Fluffy Cat Hideout’ kills two birds with one cat, or stone, rather. It serves as a warm, cozy bed for your feline friend and it can also be a playground seeing as how cats love squeezing into tight spots. Oh, and here’s the best thing about the bed-toy device: it makes the cat look like […]
Being away from home doesn’t mean your laser pointer torture sessions with your cat has to stop. Introducing the ‘Kittyo’, a device that lets you interact with your cat from afar. Using the Kittyo app for iOS and Android, you can use the coffee maker-shaped device to speak to your cat, give out treats, and […]
Can’t bear parting with your cat while you slave away at work? Well then, introducing the ‘CATable’, a table that doubles as a feline playground. With this table, you can work while your cat sneaks in and out of the table’s tunnels.
This is a new line from The Balletcats designed to bring back the old methods of science and research – exquisite illustrations that harken back to scientific and zoologic essays, with of course the madcap Balletcats imagination behind it all. Dissected and reanimated cats and medical curiosities, all fashioned on sweatshirts, oversized totes and gorgeous […]
Did you know that you can use cats for other things besides having them sit around the house, murder house lizards or scratch the furniture? Here’s an alternative use for cats that are often overlooked by cat owners: as a scarf. Marlon Brando has done it, John Lennon has done it on his walks outdoors, […]
Some things in the world simply defy explanation. We just have to accept that cats will always be cats and do cat things in their cat ways. Such as setting up cat camp in every space they take a fancy to and forcing said space to submit to the Rule of Cat instantly.
Nobody, absolutely nobody, is immune to the power of cats. Our feline overlords hold such authority, they don’t just make nerd glasses ironic, they make them iconic. Guess there’s a reason why people with swag get upgraded to being labelled as cool cats.
Cats in classical oil paintings? How the internet didn’t completely breakdown when these came out is a complete mystery. But for those amazed and enamored by this cute and artsy-fartsy series, guess what, we interviewed the guy who did it. Read on to find out the bigger story of the artist, Eldar Zakirov and the cats immortalized on canvas. [read our original post about these royal cat paintings here]
Nothing blights modern life like selfies do. Or cats, for that matter. Which naturally means that cat selfies are now a thing. Making it a snap for cats to take selfies is the Snapchat app on Android, where a red dot darts around on the screen and takes a shot when your cat paws at […]
We first got to know of writer Angie Bailey through her hilarious Texts From Mittens blog where she imagines text conversations with cats. Now we’ve found an even more hilarious bunch of haikus (meditative Japanese three-lined poems written with a 5-7-5 syllable count) that she’s penned on Catster. So, so brilliant.
Some bright spark realized just how much in common cats have in common with the ‘yakuza’ (or Japanese gangsters). Must be their terror-inducing character attributes, spine-tingling sneers and evil expressions. Cats and the mafia: there must be some truth in the matter. Hell, even Don Vito Corleone had a cat, you know.
As if it wasn’t depressing enough to know that our feline pals aren’t really that attached to us, biologist Dr. John Bradshaw, who has over 30 years of experience in domesticated animal behavior, has revealed in his book Cat Sense that cats really think of their owners as a ‘larger, non-hostile’ cat. In other words, […]