— Cats in some modern holidays and rituals can be traced back to characters known as Cait Sidhe and Cait Sith from Ireland and Scotland.
— Did you know ancient Egyptians shaved their eyebrows to show grief for cats who passed on?
— Brandy may not want to eat me (just yet), but I don't need her summoning any of her spooky friends this Halloween either.
— Pictures and facts from cat refuges in Greece and Italy, and other places called Cat Island.
— Enjoy this photo-fiesta of the six-toed beauties living at Ernest Hemingway's old home in Key West, Florida.
— Today is St. Patrick's Day, but it's also the feast day of this original cat lady; here's her history and a (kinda funny) prayer to her that I wrote.
— Piscean cats are loving, eccentric, and intuitive, but they also have hair-trigger sensitivity.
— Old proverbs say cat behavior is a sure predictor of weather; but I'm not sure my cats got the memo.
— Oh, she’ll be the life of the party, wowing and wooing admirers, but always on HER terms.
— On my trip to Belgium and Germany, I saw only two REAL cats, but met cats in art at every turn.
— Capricorn cats are grounded and calm, steady and stubborn, and love to hear how beautiful they are.
— Martin was a 16th-century Dr. Doolittle, with the ability to communicate with animals.
— Specifically, decks of cat tarot cards -- here are just a few of the gorgeous sets I found online.
— These aren't "Famous Paintings Improved by Cats," but rather real works that already have cats.
— Black cats are often last adopted and first euthanized because of people's irrational fears.
— We talk to Daniel Voshart, author "Half-Cat: A Partial History," about you-know-what.
— It's World Animal Day, and I love the trend of more religions blessing animals around the world.
— The Internet may have been invented so we could share pictures of our cats, but the obsession began long before that.
— Yekaterina Barbash gives Catster the lowdown on the ancient kitties in this remarkable exhibit.
— You might know that the ancient Egyptians worshiped cats, but have you heard about the Polish cat god who barked like a dog?
— St. James may have had no connection to animal care, but you might still want to appeal to him.
— “This kitty would not let me stir, dug in her claws if I tried,” Joyce Carol Oates said about one of her cats. “So, no alternative but to write.”
— We interpret Alfred Mainzer's Dressed Cat postcards, where bipedal cats do "people things."
— Medieval scribes doodled some odd kitties in the margins of manuscripts. We have another batch.
— Medieval scribes doodled some odd things in the margins of manuscripts -- such as cats cleaning themselves in fancy and holy places.
— The ancient world threw a lot of baggage onto cats. Even today, people believe a "demon cat" haunts the U.S. Capitol.
— Sunday isn't just St. Patrick's Day. It's also the feast day of this original cat lady.
— We let the cat out of the bag on some famous cat expressions.
— A tweeted photo proves that cats have been “helping” us with important work for centuries.
— In honor of the Year of the Snake, we've enlisted some cats to tell an ancient tale -- in photos.