Saturday, July 21, 2012

Catlore and some great books!

As a fellow cat enthusiast, I am always on the prowl for new and fascinating things (or at least to learn about things I never knew before)!  Cat folklore, superstitions and proverbs intrigue me and so I thought that I might share some of the interesting cat info which I have found with you all.

Here are just a few:

* If a cat continually looks out the window on any given day, rain is on the way

* Some cats can predict earthquakes (there is actually some proven truth to this one!)

* Cats are believed to be able to see human auras

*A cat sleeping with their four paws tucked underneath their body means bad weather is coming

* If a cat sits with their back to the fire, this foretold a cold spell

* If a cat sneezes once, it means there will be rain. If they sneeze three times, the family will catch a cold

* Early Americans believed that if a cat washed her face in front of several people, the first person she looked at would be the first to get married

* Tortoiseshell cats were believed to be able to see into the future and could also give this gift to a lucky child in the household

* When the pupil of a cat's eye gets big (broadens), it is a sign of rain

* The Pennsylvania Dutch used to place a cat in the empty cradle of a newlywed couple and the cat was supposed to grant their wish for children

* In England, it was believed that if a black cat lived in your house, the young lass would have numerous suitors

* It was onced believed that fur and blood drawn from various parts of a cat's body would cure all ailments

* In Tell-Basta (which was at one time the Egyptian city of Bubastis), a graveyard holding 300,000 mummified holy cats was discovered. A few were sent to museums.

* A kitten born in May will be a witches cat

Pretty wild stuff, huh?  I also wanted to share these two books with you which I had read many years ago and, to this day, I refuse to part with them  ~ both were written by the renowned author Desmond Morris ...

These are both really great books and I would highly recommend them to any cat lover! Have a great weekend everyone!!


  1. Wonderful info !! I think we read the books by Desmond Morris too, a long time ago.
    Have a great weekend.

    1. Monique ~ You are right about the books, they are quite dated indeed, but still good books none-the-less. :D

      Brightest Blessings, my friend ~


  2. How neat it is to read these older books! Many times truth is stranger than fiction :) Lots of great info whether it is based on fact or not!

    Hugs and Blessings,

  3. Cool cat folklore! Cats are smart animals! Unfortunately, I don't have a cat now, but I know growing up, our cats always knew when we were sick and would sit by us, like they were taking care of us. I miss my cats!!! Hugs, Kim ;o)

  4. Kim, I am going to get those two books, definitely. I love all this lore. And I must tell you, my new kittens were born in May. And so...this is true, I'm a witch, and those kitties are now Witchy Cats!!!