Macy's Holiday Windows.
Macy's Holiday Windows.

What’s Mew at Catster: December 2017 Cat Events


Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? We’ve found some December 2017 cat events:

All month: Egyptian Animal Mummies

Cat Mummy.
Cat Coffin With Mummy. Late Period, Dynasty 26-30, 664-332 B.C.E. Brooklyn Museum; Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund. Photography by Sarah DeSantis.

Don’t miss the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibit “Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt.” It’s the first major exhibition on the topic of mummies. You’ll see 30 animal mummies — cats (of course), birds, reptiles, snakes, rodents and dogs — as well as more than 60 objects relating to the Egyptian ritual. The exhibition runs through Jan. 21, 2018. For more information, go to

Macy’s Holiday Windows

Macy's holiday windows.
Macy’s holiday windows. Photography courtesy Macy’s.

Looking for a new holiday tradition? Through the end of 2017, Macy’s in San Francisco will again be home to Holiday Windows, where the San Francisco SPCA highlights different adoptable cats and dogs in beautifully decorated store window fronts. Last year, the SF SPCA adopted out more than more than 800 animals over the course of Holiday Windows 2016. Go to for more information.

Sunday, Dec. 10: Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade.
Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade. Photography courtesy of GSO Productions.

Jingle on over to Southern California for The San Diego Union-Tribune Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade, presented by Blue Buffalo. If your cat loves the spotlight, enter her into one of the many contests. Pet Expo is from 1 to 5 p.m., and the parade starts at 3 p.m. For more information, visit

Monday, Dec. 25: Meowy Christmas!

‘Tis the season to give back to your cat. Of course, to your cat, that’s EVERY season! Let your kitty know how special he is by slipping some new toys and treats into his stocking this year. After all, our kitties are the best gifts ever!

Thumbnail: Macy’s Holiday Windows. Photography courtesy.

Stay tuned for more from Senior Editor Annie Butler Shirreffs on’s What’s Mew at Catster column and on social media with #WhatsMewatCatster. 

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2 thoughts on “What’s Mew at Catster: December 2017 Cat Events”

  1. The cat mummies are sad. We used to think they were beloved pets, but when some of the mummies were x-rayed, they found there were just pieces. Cats were killed and mummified for a sacrifice to to the goddess Bastet. Between about 332 B.C. and 30 B.C. in Egypt, cats were bred near temples specifically to be mummified and used as offerings.

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