Layla Morgan Wilde/ February 19, 2016/ Cat Behavior 101, Cats, Feline Fine Art, Feline Funnies, Holidays, Holistic cat care/ 19 comments

We’re ending the week with some old-fashioned cat wisdom and four feline fun facts. When these paintings of cats and kittens were painted over 100 years ago, cat care and veterinary advice was in Dark Ages. We’ve come a long way since then but the facts bear repeating in a fun new way.


World Spay Day is February 23rd. Kitten season is coming. Kittens as young as 4 months old can and do get pregnant.
1) Let’s saves lives and misery by early spay/neuter.


This is an ad for silk thread from 1912. Cats and kittens have been depicted in art with ribbons and balls of yarn for hundreds of years. If you Google “cat ribbons” over 14 million results pop up. As long as advertisers continue to use ribbons and balls with cats, consumers are going to think it’s cute and safe. It isn’t.

2) Click to find out why cats and kittens should not play with string, ribbon or yarn


3) Black and white cats like all two-colored cats are called piebald.

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4) And one final cute reminder to spay/neuter and adopt.


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  1. You are so awesome! I do not believe I’ve truly read through a single thing like this before. So nice to find somebody with a few original thoughts on this subject. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This website is something that’s needed on the web, someone with some originality!

  2. I love antique cat art. Thanks for sharing. The cow and cow cat piece made me laugh too.

  3. I love the collection of vintage cat art!

  4. We love the vintage art…all with excellent messages.

  5. Those are lovely pictures, but serious captions.

  6. Those are great. I like the Mama cat saying enough already- spay me.

  7. Lovely vintage artwork ! Purrs

  8. guys…theeze fotoz R total lee kewl…N de messages R grate az well…….hope everee one iz doin well, heerz two a flathead sculpin kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

  9. I’m so glad to be a kitty living now – and not 100 years ago!

  10. Mom used to collect vintage cat art – these are very cool.

  11. Love those images very much, especially the cow and cow cat 🙂

  12. Yes, love the vintage artwork. I always wondered if Tuxedo cats that resembled cows might be called moo cats. Glad to know they are.

    Yes, spay/neuter. For those reasons. And they make better pets. They don’t hang out at the all-night dating bars. Yowling.

    1. K, as a tuxie lover, hope you enjoy the Moo Cats page.

  13. Love the vintage artwork………also love the caption you gave Momma cat! Good reminder of spay/neuter and the importance of that.

    Hugs, Sammy

  14. Pretty pictures and great facts.

  15. What BEAUTIFUL pictures! I especially like third one down. I’m thinking my sister Tess might have looked a bit like that when she was younger. Way younger. And more innocent. You know, too innocent to frame me for stuff and the like. MO– — USES!


    1. Seville, I’m stopping by to see what mischief you’ve been up to.

  16. Thanks for the fun facts and the reminders and beautiful art. At our house one cat leads to another for a different reason than not spaying or neutering …MOL
    Happy day to all!
    Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang + Twig & Peanut & Romeo & the Angels >^..^^..^<~

    1. Ha, I know what you mean! Purrs to all!

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