Cats in Film — Nine Lives (2016)

Nine Lives (2016) is a family film that tells the tale of a billionaire Tom Brand, played by Kevin Spacey, who becomes trapped in the body of a very fluffy cat in order to teach him a lesson of not being a self-absorbed, bad-tempered, bad father. For his daughter’s 11th birthday, Brand buys his daughter […]

Cats in 20th Century History (Part 2-Kiddo, Fifi, Whoopsy and Patsy)

As in all man’s endeavors, the cat was destined to accompany him in flight as well. Kiddo, the stray hangar cat, was the first feline to cross the Atlantic in 1910.  Taken aboard the dirigible America at Atlantic City, New Jersey, Kiddo was meant to serve as a good luck charm, to enable the flight to […]

WHO WERE THE ANCESTORS OF THE FIRST CATS?

ANCESTORS OF THE FIRST CATS During the Early Pliocene to the Eocene period between 65-33 million years ago the ancestors of the first cats appeared as descendents of the Miacid species, small marten- like carnivores that mainly inhabited forests. Photo courtesy of:  Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris (no copyright)Wikipedia commons