Four Feline Fun Facts on Antique Cat Art

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.


19 thoughts on “Four Feline Fun Facts on Antique Cat Art”

  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. 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 ♥♥♥

  3. 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.

  4. 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!


  5. 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 >^..^^..^<~

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