This image above (via Tumblr) was perhaps my favorite from my last post with quiet autumn inspiration, and I couldn’t help myself…I had to spotlight more kittycats for you feline freaky lovelies!
I love that owning a cat can reduce your risk for stroke or a heart attack by one third and that a cat’s purring may be a form of self-healing…how lovely is that?
When I was a child, our family rescued a white “male” cat named Tonto, who had a love affair in the neighborhood leading to the birth of three kittens…by Tonto! Tonto ended up falling in love with our other rescue, a mixed breed dog named Noah who was the homeliest little guy you have ever seen with the worst manners. Noah felt maternal and enamored with those kittens, which won over Tonto’s heart, so we got all these gender-bending lessons and the gift of watching them become this unlikely family.
My friend and owner of Swede Furniture, Colleen, recently shared a photo of their gorgeous, once homeless kitty (Ascot) whom they loved back to health and welcomed into their family…who adopted who? These matters often remain unclear.
Cats truly are remarkable creatures…did you know cats have 20 muscles that control their ears? Or that a group of cats is called a clowder? There are even cats involved in politics. Yep. A cat named Stubbs has served as mayor of a town in Alaska for 15 years. Find more crazy cat facts here.
Enjoy these heartwarming images from around the web of cats, and if you can handle more sweetness, do read this treasury of sweet cat stories.
Cats and books seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, and it turns out cats love hanging out in bookstores! Author Brandon Schultz was inspired to investigate the lives of bookstore cats and collected their tales and photos for the charming BOOKSTORE CATS (Glitterati, 2017), which makes an excellent gift for your favorite feline lover.
Any special kittycat in your life (past or present)?
Peace to you right where you are.