— 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.
— Ever wonder about the paw-waving kitties you see in Asian restaurants? Here's the story behind them.
— The Argentine artist appropriates the ancient Maneki Neko for modern purposes.
— Kitty extraterrestrials? A D.C. demon? A U.K. feline "bigfoot"? Here are three from the outer limits.
— Cats have a rich, proud tradition on the seven seas as chief rat-catchers. We toast a few of the champions.
— In James Boswell’s famous biography "Life of Johnson," the cat plays a role. Let's raise a glass to him.