Category:
Cats

Wife vs. Cats

The Crazy Cat Lady is the cultural stereotype (Archie McPhee even sells a Crazy Cat Lady action figure). But this story demonstrates that there are definitely Crazy Cat Men as well.

The Daily Courier (Connellsville, Pa) — Jan 8, 1954



Mate Preferred Cats, She Left Him With Them
HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 8 — Mrs. Joseph Gazik got a divorce in Superior Court after she said her husband liked cats so much that every time she asked him to get rid of them, he suggested that she leave instead.

Gazik didn't appear in court. He stayed home with his cats — all 20 of them.

Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 26, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Divorce, Cats, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #288



This was not a model of car that had nine lives.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 13, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Cats, 1960s, Cars

A Nip For The Kitty

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Now you can turn your cat into a wino and never drink alone again with kitty wine! The ingredients do not include actual alcohol, just catnip, water and beet juice. But considering the company is based in Colorado who knows what kind of weed is in there.

Posted By: patty - Sun Jun 19, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Animals, Cats, Alcohol

Now you can lick your cat

The inventors of the Licki Brush say, "We have designed LICKI brush to bring you and your cat closer. By using LICKI with your cat on a regular basis, you'll develop a more intimate and bonded relationship, much like a mama cat bonds with her young."

As of May 22, on Kickstarter they're one-third of the way to successfully funding the manufacture of this thing.



Posted By: Alex - Sun May 22, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Inventions, Cats

Brigit the Underwear Thief

Most cats, if allowed out, will bring home birds, rodents, and other critters that they've caught. But Brigit, a 6-year-old tonkinese who lives in Hamilton, New Zealand, has been bringing home underwear and socks. Lots of them. Says her owner, "It's all men's. It's really, really weird. She's got really specific taste."

Brigit's owner has distributed flyers on the street in an attempt to reunite the underwear with the person it belongs to. But so far no one has claimed it.

More info: NZ Herald

Posted By: Alex - Wed Mar 23, 2016 - Comments (15)
Category: Animals, Cats

Cat Who Is Artist



Another animal artist, to complement Alex's canine.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 23, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Cats

Cat Head Bags

Made by Japanese artist Pico. They're entirely artificial. That is, not actual cat heads. But they're realistic enough that people might, for a moment, think that you're using the severed head of a cat as a handbag.

One of these will set you back about $700, but are sold only in Japan. via OhGizmo!





Posted By: Alex - Sun Oct 25, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Fashion, Cats

Town terrorized by mad cats

This sounds like it could have been the start of a horror movie. The feline version of The Birds perhaps.


Source: San Francisco Call - May 26, 1890. via WSIHN

Posted By: Alex - Sun Apr 05, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Cats, Nineteenth Century

Meow Mansion

"Meow Mansion" is a large gingerbread house with a serious message — neuter your cat!

The house, created by artist Kazz Morohashi, is home to (gingerbread) Kitty and Boots and their 65 kittens. But since Kitty and Boots haven't been neutered, their family just keeps growing and growing. Next year it'll be up to 300. And by 2017 up to 11,000.

Which raises the question: how exactly does one neuter a gingerbread cat? [via edp24 and flickr]



Posted By: Alex - Fri Dec 19, 2014 - Comments (9)
Category: Cats

Disruptive Kitty Litter

BusinessWeek has ranked Kitty Litter at #73 in its list of the "85 most disruptive ideas in our history." It notes that the idea to market clay as cat litter, which happened in 1947, "meant that after millennia of scratching at the door cats could come indoors and stay there. They had long been visitors in American homes; now they were residents. In some ways it has been a hostile takeover: There are millions more cats than dogs in the U.S."

I had never thought of cat litter as a disruptive idea before. But yeah, I can definitely see the part about the hostile takeover, as I've been a victim of that takeover, enslaved to the whims of a cat.

Posted By: Alex - Wed Dec 10, 2014 - Comments (8)
Category: Cats

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