World Cat Day

We thought it would be fun to celebrate World Cat Day by mentioning some famous cats.

One of our favorite movies stars CATS, The AristoCats. The AristoCats was one of Mommy's favorite movies when she was little and she even had AristoCats soap. We thinks Artemisia acts a lot like Marie.

Our favorite cat themed movies

Our favorite books about cats or that have cats as one of the main characters

Cats in Songs
  • Everybody Wants to be a Cat 
  • The Siamese Cat Song
  • The Cat Came Back
  • I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat
  • Stray Cat Strut.
  • Honky Cat (OK, it's not about Cats but we loves the song)
  • Cats, the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, was first shown in London, England in 1981. Based upon T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats the show features song after song about . . . Old Gumbie, Grizabella, Mungojerrie And Rumpelteazer, Skimbleshanks, Old Deuteronomy, Gus, Macavity, and Mr. Mistoffelees. All of these characters are, of course, . . . Cats.   
Historical and legendary cats
  • In Japan, there is the Maneki Neko, also referred to in English as the "good fortune" or "good luck" cat. It is usually a sitting cat with paw raised and bent. Another Japanese Legend with cats is from Nekomata, when a cat has 13 years of life, it grows another tail and can stand up and speak in a human language. Japanese Buddhists venerate cats after death, and the temple of Go-To-Ku-Ji in Tokyo is dedicated to them.
  • Cats, known in ancient Egypt as the mau, played a large role in ancient Egyptian society. They were associated with the goddesses Isis and Bast.
  • (BOO HISS) Pope Gregory IX declared the cat to be a "Diabolical Creature". Persons that kept cats were suspected of being witches, and were put to death along with their feline pet.
  • Cats have been portrayed in the works of many great artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer, Paul Gauguin, Theodore Gericault, William Hogarth, Edouard Manet, and Pablo Picasso. Probably the best-known cat in the world is Felix the Cat, star of animated cartoon films. Other famous cartoon cats include Krazy Kat and Tom (of Tom and Jerry), both of which had mice for companions. Musicians such as Gioacchino Rossini and Maurice Ravel have also paid homage to the cat in compositions. 
 We completely understand why EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A CAT .
Everybody wants to be a cat,
because a cat's the only cat
who knows where it's at.
Everybody's pickin' up on that feline beat,

'cause everything else is obsolete.

14 comments:

  1. Wow! what a fantastic and extremely interesting World Cat Day post. We learnt a lot of new things about cats.

    Happy World Cat Day!

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  2. That's a terrific World Cat Day post! We learned a lot too! Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Happy World Cat Day! we enjoyed yoor FABULOUS post!

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  4. I think that it is only fair to have ONE day for Cats. We dawgs have 364 days. hehehe

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  5. Happy World Cat Day - great post. It brings back many memories of how cats have played a big part in our lives. Mom thinks the musical Cats is so spectacular. She has seen it so many times but never tires of the music and the story.

    Woow ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  6. Thanks for stopping by and visiting with us.

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  7. Yay!!!!!! *Clapping* Awwwww me and Charlie love this post so we are clapping!! Yay!!!

    Happy World Cat Day!!!!!

    OH BIG BOOOOO HISSSSS to bad bad BAD Pope Gregory IX - bad pope!

    Awwwww but we love the Aristocats! And we love Catwoman and the songs and these fab kitty books!! Thank you for listing all these amazing kitty related things. You've made our day!!

    Have a great World Cat Day!

    Take care
    x

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  8. I loved the Aristocats when I was little too :-) Another good cat song (from the 80's) that I like is Love Cats by The Cure.

    Happy World Cat Day!

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  9. Wow, that was a whole big bunch of good stuff, Happy World Cat Day everyone!!!

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  10. Happiest of World Cat Days to you!!

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  11. Wow!! Thanks for sharing all that great information!! Happy World Cat Day!! We agree! Everybody wants to be a cat!!

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  12. Happy World Cat Day!!! What a wonderful post!!! Kitties have played a big role in mom's life since she was little. Lots of love, Holly and mom

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  13. Purry Nice!

    Happy World Khat Day!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: Hi Fenris - khwite the nice way to celebrate!

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