Cats have held our fascination for thousands of years, from the Ancient Egypt feline warrior goddess Bastet to modern YouTube videos of kittens riding on a Roomba. We certainly are a feline worshiping cat-centric species now aren’t we!
On that note we were so pleased to have come across the most interesting new book called The History of Cats in 101 Objects. It’s a fun, fact-filled visual history of our human relationship with cats.
The History of Cats in 101 Objects investigates the many mysteries of feline behavior and explores the myriad inventions we’ve created for them (as well as the stuff made for humans that they’ve claimed as their own). It’s a purrfect cat lovers coffee table book and covers topics such as:
- The adoration of cats throughout history
- The evolution of the domestic cat and rise of the indoor cat
- Contemporary cat obsessions and products perfect for every feline fanatic
Discover how humans have long expressed their love for cats and learn the history of the objects commandeered and clawed by our furry friends, from Ancient Roman cat mosaics and Hello Kitty coin purses to toilet paper and cardboard boxes. This charming book also delves into how cats have slinked their way into some of our most lasting works of literature, films, television and other pop culture, and it explores the mesmerizing behaviors we adore, from swatting balls of yarn to taking cat naps in strange places.
If you love cats, you’ll love The History of Cats in 101 Objects! >^..^<
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* Contest Now Closed. 5 lucky entrants won a copy of this book. The contest ended on September 8th, 2017 and was available to residents of the United States and Canada only. To enter the contest entrants needed to submit a comment in our “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of this page saying:
My cats name is [insert your cat’s name] and the everyday object that most reminds me of her/him is… [name of object]
The 5 winners were chosen by the authors from all the correct entries and contacted by email.
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My cats name is Daisy and the everyday object that most reminds me of her/him is a cardboard box because she loves climbing into them and going to sleep.
What an interesting book. I would love to read it
My cats name is Olive and the everyday object that most reminds me of her is a jet-puffed marshmallow due to her outrageously fat white cheeks.
One of my cats named Paige and the everyday object that most reminds me of her are sinks because every day I find her either in the bathroom sink sleeping or in the kitchen sink trying to play with the plug which is metal and more than once I’ve fought it on the floor in the living room. can’t stop giggling long enough to scold her.
My cats name is Baby Su, and the everyday object that most reminds me of her is our big kingsize IKEA Malm bed, because she spends a lot of her time hiding under it, lying on it, and defending it from big blue/cream Elvis.
My cat’s name is Simon and the every day object that most reminds me of him is an alarm clock because every morning like clockwork he climbs on my chest to remind me just how much he loves me! Or he wants food!
My cat’s name is Livvy, and the everyday object that most reminds me of her is that bathtub, because she will not drink out of her water bowl unless it is in there. Even though I have tried to place it elsewhere, it ends up back in the bathtub because she won’t drink out of it anyplace else.
My cats name is Mini and the everyday object that most reminds me of him is that paperwork, because every time we put letters or papers on our desk he plops himself right on top of them making it impossible to work.
My cats name is Kitty and the everyday object that most reminds me of her is the huge old broken laser printer she likes to curl up in.
My cat’s name is Rudolph and the object that most reminds me of him is anything to do with Christmas. He was named after “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer” for his pink nose that often turns red when he plays hard.
One of my cat’s name is Munchkin and the everyday object that most reminds me of him is the refrigerator- he parks himself in front of it so that at every opportunity when i open it he can check it out. he even has a box nearby that he can watch for me. I think he loves the cool air.
My cat’s name is Rosie and the everyday object that most reminds me of her is my alarm clock. Yup, I said alarm clock. Somehow (cat’s are brilliant), she recognizes the clicking sound the alarm clock makes when I set it. “Mom’s going to bed” She comes running from anywhere she is, jumps into bed and starts making biscuits
My cat’s name is Kringle and the everyday object that most reminds me of him is the Cheshire cat card on my refrigerator because my Kringle has the most brightest and beautiful amber-yellow colored eyes that stands out like the Cheshire cat. My kringle’s eyes are what drawn me to adopt him.
My cat’s name is Brandy and what reminds me of her is a cup because she likes to drink out of one; not bowls. She will put her paw in the cup and drink the water off her paw, since she hates getting her face wet.
My cat’s name is Prince and what reminds me of him is a pillow because he is so soft and squeezable !!!
I have 15 lovely Cats. There are two that stand out for me, the Boss cat of the House Onyx, and her squeeky mouse reminds me of her because both are tough and chatty. And my young Manx, Louis Patton, and his tank toy which reminds me of him because both are solid, plush coated and adoreable.
My cats’ names are Dixie Lou, Jessie, Tugs, Rainbeau and Abby-cat. The item that reminds me the most of my kittehs is the cat litter that I step on constantly with 7 litter boxes to accommodate these 5 cats!
My cats name is Bandit and the everyday object that most reminds me of her is my husband, Jim. When Jim is a couch potato, that’s Bandit’s cue to jump up on his lap for a nice massage! I’ve tried it myself, but it doesn’t work for me. LOL!!!
My cat’s name is Onyx and the everyday object that most reminds me of him is my Canon MX922 printer. They’re both jet black and noisy!
My cat’s name is Mercy-Mercy and the everyday object that reminds me of her is a pair of black flip flops. She finds great pleasure in dragging one flip flop into random rooms of our house and proceeds to shred it with her back claws. I don’t know why she does this, but I’m constantly returning one flip flop back to my closet on a daily basis!
I have two cats Big-Mac and Felix, they both are adorable, Big-Mac the 9 year old is a grandpa where he just sits there and bosses the lil one, Felix. it’s funny to see them in action since Big-Mac is not fond of “moving” so he is a slow walker, or a lounger lol and he loves to tease Felix. so it’s a slow show of Big-Mac teasing Felix and Felix running all over the apt. just to come back to Big-Mac just to tease him again lol.
What made it even better is the collar I got Mr.Big-Mac which makes it even more hilarious, check em out here:
The only time you’ll know they are in action is the ring of the bell on Big-Macs new collar.
One of my cats’ names is Midnight; and the everyday object that reminds me of him is the window at night; because when he sits in it, you can’t see him at all. He is all black, except for the white spot at his neck; and when he sits in the window, he is always looking out; so he blends into the night.
My cat’s name is Tubby and the everyday object that reminds me of her is a can of cat food. Any brand, any flavor, any style. She wants them all.
My cats name is Yoda and the everyday object that most reminds me of him is… a pogo stick because he can jump straight up and down without a problem
me n qwanouk love 2 read books n this would b 1 she definly understaNDS VERY WELL
I think about Scamper every time I wear a scarf because he liked to sleep around my neck each night and would drape himself around my shoulders during the day. I always called him my fur collar. I sure miss him!!! He had a heart attack about an hour after we came home from the vet–died in my arms.
My cats name is Squeaker (soon to be renamed Houdini) the everyday object that most reminds me of her is the tallest baby gate in the world, standing at 31″ tall with a small 2″ gap under the gate. I separated Squeaker from her sister Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so that Squeaker would come to no harm from Buffy’s usual attacks. Evidently Squeaker decided she’d rather spend the time with me in the kitchen, than behind the gate; and meowed whilst sitting at my feet to be picked up and carried – not 3 minutes after I had “protected her”.
My cats name is Salem and the everyday object that most reminds me of him is the blanket on my bed. He will not jump, walk or lay on it but he has to lay underneath it everytime I’m using it or it’s cold out. He has done this since his sister passed at age 3.
My cats name is Pacey and the everyday object that most reminds me of him is my nightstand because every night he gets on the nightstand and watches me sleep. When he wants me to wake up he will climb from the night stand onto my chest and sit right on my chest with his butt at my face ha ha!! He will also push everything that is on the nightstand in to the floor, so we have to be careful walking around the nightstand because you never know what you will be stepping on for example: my glasses, the remote, even nail polish from time to time!!
My cats name is Cassie and the everyday object that most reminds me of her is my phone as she is the alarm on it. She wakes me up so loud and my alarm is a meow too. But of course i love her meow the most.
My cats name is Prim and the everyday object that most reminds me of her is my yoga mat. When I lay on it that seems to be her cue to jump on my stomach and ‘massage’ me with her paws.
My cats are named Odie and Reggie and the everyday object that most reminds me of them is the the bed. I get up and they take my spot.