Louis Wain and his psychedelic cats are proof of the brain’s mysterious and interesting ways. Born Louis William Wain on 5 August 1860 in London, Wain belongs to the list of the most brilliant cat artists of all time. He is known for being rather obsessed about cats, the most frequent subject of his artworks – from the time he was a kid up until his descent into schizophrenia and leading up to his death. However, obsession might be too strong a word; what might be more apt is reverence. At the age of 23, he got married to Emily, his sisters’ governess, who was ten years older than he was. During their marriage, Emily got sick with breast cancer and she sought refuge from their pet Peter, a rescue cat that they found on the streets in the middle of the cold season. He taught the cat different tricks, and his wife was amused and comforted. The cat made it to his drawings – along with other cats that were a product of his imagination. Emily convinced him to publish his artworks, and he did so to celebrate her life, short as it was – losing to breast cancer.

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Photo: Lenin Imports


The art world couldn’t get enough of Wain’s cats. They were found on postcards, calendars, newspapers, magazines, comic strips, and children’s books. Animal charities worked with him to further their causes. His early cats were cute, silly cats doing human things or engaged in human situations. The cats evolved into anthropomorphic cats, standing on their hind legs and with apparent human-like expressions on their faces. Later in his life, these felines evolved even further into psychedelic portraits with expressions that appeared to be angry, dejected, and menacing. Although his later works were a huge deviation from his early artworks, they were still a product of brilliance that was a Wain trademark.

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Photo: Chris Beetles Gallery



 

You know how people always say that timing is a bitch? Well, it really is. In some cases, too, timing is a much bigger bitch than in some – such is the case in cooking steak. Cook your 1-inch steak for 8 minutes, and you get rare; 9 minutes, you get medium rare; 10 minutes, you get medium; 14 minutes, you get well done; and any minute more than that, you have a chunk of expensive meat with which you can hit your head for being neglectful. Good timing is an important key to wonderful things – such as now. Now is the purrfect time for you to read these 31 funny jokes about cats. Coming to you in 3-2-1-meow!

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1. Q: What is a cat’s favorite thing to eat on a really hot day?

      A: A mice cream cone

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Photo: Pinterest



 

Months after Snapchat released its Coachella flower crown filter, users are still head over heels in love with it. For one, it’s a prettifying filter that smooths out skin imperfections such as blemishes and discolorations. It also adds a little glimmer to the eye, almost similar to that look you get when you’re reeling on a new crush. And, of course, it superimposes a gorgeous flower crown on your head which makes you look like you’ve gone to Coachella minus the non-stop music, whole day of sweating, and expensive food. (It’s a bit absurd that music festivals have become synonymous to flower crowns, but let’s not talk about that right now.) The Coachella flower crown filter is still one of the most used filters, with a huge percentage of users being females, and a small percentage being males who either want to prank their Snapchat friends or want to know how it feels like to be all pretty and made up. Some users, however, are disappointed by this prettifying filter, claiming that the app sees the ridiculous need to lighten the skin in order to make the user more attractive. There are also feisty users that feel like Snapchat validates their insecurities over their imperfections. A good number of users do feel that these kind of people have to take a chill pill and just have fun with the filters. What do our feline friends have to say about all this? Well, cats cannot be any happier that their tiny paws wouldn’t allow them to hold smart phones. This spares them from getting caught in the middle of this filter intrigues. Plus, the Snapchat Coachella flower crown filter got nothing on these alluring cats wearing fresh flower crowns.

#lifewithoutfilter

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1. Is anybody else freaking out at how this cat seems to be wearing the most perfect eyeliner that beautifully complements the pink and deep red rose crown?

 

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Photo: Favim



 

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Humans have always been obsessed with the business of looking forever young, so this breed of cats will surely elicit a justifiable feeling of envy. Sand cats (Felis margarita) are a breed of cats that have been blessed with the gift of looking like kittens ’til they grow really old. They can be found in the deserts of North Africa, Central Asia, Arabia, and Pakistan. Now, would you think about that, finding the fountain of youth in the deserts!

Although sand cats do grow in size, they retain their adorable and innocent-looking kitten-like features. That is if they’re able to grow at all. This breed belongs to the list of “threatened species” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Because of its beauty and rarity, these cats are hunted for trade in the Middle East and even for sport. What is equally unfortunate is that they are not biologically designed for captivity and domestication. Sand cats in captivity have slim chances of living past a month as they are susceptible to a number of respiratory illnesses. Their body and natural instincts are made only for the desert. Their soft, thick fur, which often comes in light sandy brown or grey in color, is suitable for surviving the desert heat. They also have long and dense fur on their paws to enable them to walk the hot desert sands.

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Photo: Reddit
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Photo: Alain Dragesco-Joffe

Pretty much like your average house cat, sand cats spend most of the day sleeping – but not because they’re lazy, but because they’re nocturnal creatures. You’ll find them sleeping beneath shrubs during the day, and at night, it’s common to see them attacking vipers and other breeds of snake for food.  They surprise snakes with a strong blow to the head before sinking their sharp teeth into their necks and making them into their family’s meal. Yup, they’re 100% adorable and fierce.

Are you envious yet?

 

 


 

Do you ever imagine how life would be like if there were no cats? Not that it would ever really happen, but seriously, do you catch yourself so bored with your life that you daydream these weird scenarios? Well, I do. If there were no cats, we’d probably still be looking for other creatures to look at us condescendingly when we gain a little holiday weight, put on the wrong dress, or yell the wrong answer while watching Wheel of Fortune. If there were no cats, we would have no use for litter boxes, although it could be quite cool to stash our jewelry in there and be like pirates and treasure hunters when we go get ready for fancy parties. If there were no cats, who would bring us our daily rations of mice at 3:00 in the morning? We’d most probably have to wake up really early to catch them ourselves. And there would be no midnight mating noises to rouse us from our sweet dreams. Oops, I meant feline mating noises, of course. If there were no cats, how else would we make (un)productive use of our time at work? What would be the whole sense of having Internet if there were no cats? No cat videos? No cat memes? No funny cat gifs to send to your family on Monday mornings? No tweets about cats?! Ugh, I can’t even! Thank heavens it’s just a weird scenario I created in my head! Otherwise, what would happen to tweets like these?

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Via Twitter/Facebook


1. Deep down in every person’s heart, this is actual #goals.

 

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Via Twitter/Pinterest



 

The number of cats that a person has is directly proportional to the number of mugs of coffee necessary to get through the day. To put it more simply, the more cats you have, the more coffee you would need in order to survive cat ownership. Don’t argue me on that – it’s science. How else are cat owners able to live through dirty litter boxes, regurgitated cat poop all over the house, scratched walls and furniture, dead mice, and yowling at 4 in the morning every single day? With cups upon cups of coffee at the very foundation of their support system, that’s how. Necessity – that’s how cat owners became huge coffee people. As a treat, here are adorable mugs that are perfect for people who can’t do away with neither cat nor caffeine.

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1. A mug that hits close to home – for both cat and human

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While not as popular as Garfield, Heathcliff continues to be a stalwart in the cartoon and comic industry. 

Early Days of Heathcliff

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Heathcliff was a popular cartoon in the 1980s that would lie, cheat, and steal to get his way (or a meal). The orange tabby was also prepared for a fight and when not doing that he was attempting to be a ladies ma..cat. The cartoon became popular enough to warrant a movie in the 1980s and two separate series to capitalize off the fame of the street cat. The Heathcliff comic strip has progressed over time and has been distributed to over 1,000 newspapers worldwide, however much later than Garfield did.

In 1985 a Heathcliff comic began which ran for 56 issues to moderate success. The original comic strip launched in 1973.

Future of Heathcliff

Over the past decade there have been rumors that a second Heathcliff film would be produced after the original in 1985. The possible CGI film has been pushed back several times over the years and could possibly never happen at this point. There are several risks around a possible Heathcliff movie as well, despite the franchise still being somewhat popular the possibility for a box office flop is still rather large.

Heathcliff never was a huge international success at the level of a Felix the Cat or Garfield – despite still having somewhat of a presence. There also has been very little that has come from the franchise in recent years as well. At this point it would seem in the franchises best interest to not attempt an extremely expensive featured film venture when the youth of today are not familiar with the brand.


 


 

Oh, the age of social media, where the distribution of shame is as easy as a click of a button. What good does shaming do? Shaming aims to address wrong behavior by exposing it to social media users, with the ultimate aim of correcting said behavior. That is the case with humans at least, but with cats? Hmm, that might be a totally different story. There is good reason to believe that cat shaming serves the sole purpose of amusing the audience. It probably also serves to console cat owners that they are not alone in their cat-related predicaments. And then just like that, other cat people chime in as though forming a support group for owners of hilariously stubborn felines. What are these cats capable of doing? Non-cat owners are in for a huge surprise!

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Via youtube.com


1. It’s not like you have never done it.

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Via heatherbergdahl.com



 

Science has taught us that animals camouflage for survival. Camouflaging is an essential part of life, especially in the wild. It protects preys from being spotted by their predators so they can live long lives. At the same time, it allows predators to stay unnoticed as they wait for the right time to pounce on their prey. Hmm, wait up, Science – if that’s the case, who is actually camouflaging from whom? Could it be that we’re all just ninjas waiting for the right time to go on stealth mode? Hmm, think about it – here are photos of cats (almost perfectly domesticated cats, you can say) with ninja level camouflage skills. If these adorable cats can do it, maybe we can, too. What an exciting possibility! In the meantime, let’s start the week with a fun game of “Spot the Cat”!

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Via notey.com


1. There’s something about that giant plush toy that looks kind of weird.

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Via tumblr.com



 

Cats spend most of the day curled up, filling in their daily sleep quota. The rest of the day, they’re busy entertaining their humans with their antics. Unwittingly or otherwise, cats are funny creatures – that is why the Internet can’t get enough of them. In the never-ending cat vs dog debate, the cat gets the point for the sense of humor category. Come on – “I can has cheezburger?” You can’t ever get a dog to say that. Okay, not that dogs are not funny; cats just happen to be funnier. According to cat experts, one of the reasons cats are more entertaining than dogs is that through centuries of domestication, the latter have learned to behave like humans, whereas cats still struggle to cope in domestic situations. Since a cat’s behavior is a lot different from ours, it becomes a source of entertainment and curiosity. Don’t believe me? Read these hilarious real-life cat anecdotes that are guaranteed to make you LOL, ROFL, LYAO, KTNXBYE.

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Via flickr.com


1. Vengeful Cat

One day, my cat got tired of my ex-boyfriend flinging her off of his beloved quilt – he was obsessed with this quilt and wouldn’t let anybody use it – that she decided to exact her revenge. She walked into the room with poop all over her paws, aimed straight for the quilt, and rubbed her paws on it ’til they were sparkling clean. When she was done, she looked at my ex, flicked her tail, and darted out of the room.” – Tanya W.

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Cats definitely take part in some pretty odd proclivities, kneading your legs and purring one minute and the next stubborn and aloof.  Understanding your cat and learning their body language can help you better bond with your kitty. Below are 15 bizarre kitty behaviors explained:

1. Screaming at you.

Sure, a couple of meows are adorable, but when your cat won’t stop screaming in the middle of the night after you’ve had a long day and desperately need some sleep? Not so much.

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Via pixabay.com


While most owners understand meows and purring they do not quite get the screaming. They are not doing this to be annoying or vindictive. They are screaming out of love. They get lonely, especially at night, and they just want a bit of attention.

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Via la.wikipedia.org



One of the most loving and dedicated companions on Earth is a cat. Cats are wonderful creatures and are great companions. Whether they’re fluffy or are nearly hairless humans can’t get enough of them. Those eyes, and the way they butt against your head. It makes you feel loved and brings a smile to your face, but would you be willing to shell out the big bucks for your new best friend? Here are the 20 most expensive cat breeds in the world. These cats range from large to small, hairless to fluffy and all have wonderful personalities. Another thing these cats share in common is that they all have massive price tags. These pricey kittens will charm you and beg to go home with you. From the emerald eyes of a Mau to the folded ears of the Scottish fold, all of the cats listed below are sure to warm and win your heart.

 

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These breeds are purebred and should come with papers as a proof of pedigree and parentage. Prices will range from cat to cat determining on the parents, their looks and the possibility of the feline winning shows. Many of these cats need a high rate of attention and grooming. If one of these cats is in your budget, be sure to do further research before searching for a breeder. If you’re lucky enough to afford one of these amazing beauties, you may not have the time to take care of it. Hold caution when looking for breeders, be sure that the people you are acquiring your new feline from are from breeders who care about the animals. Breeders should ask a wide variety of questions and should allow you to see both parents of the kittens. They should also offer to allow you to meet the cats in what should be a clean environment and may make other offers (give you a starting bag of food, etc). These cats are expensive and many need attention and care, it cannot be stressed enough to be cautious when buying one, if you can afford it. What follows is a list of the most expensive cat breeds that money can buy. Some of these will surprise you.

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via en.wikipedia.org



1. Is this a cat? Wait, maybe it’s a little bitty ghost. No, I know — it must be a green eyed alien from another planet.

After getting good and soaked, this white and grey cat with freakishly huge eyes looks like a very stylish alien — or even the ghost of one. This little fella also looks incredibly unhappy about whatever just happened. I wouldn’t want to be the person snapping this photo. This little ball of soaking wet fur looks ready to go postal and take out anyone in their way.

This seriously looks like something someone made up. It is incredible what a little water will do to the fur of a normally fluffy kitty. Did I say little water? Looking at the hose the kitty has pinned down, it was probably quite a lot of water, delivered by spray nozzle.

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Check out the look on that face. Is that seething anger? Is it an attempt to look innocent and swear “It wasn’t me?” Is it a quizzical expression of a cat trying to figure out what weird thing just went down?

If you ever needed proof that cats hate water with every fiber of their being, look no further. This picture is it. This cat is one very unhappy camper.

But what I really want to know is: What on earth is going on with those bulging green eyes? They look huge. They look like something is very wrong with them. You can see a clear outline of their shape contorting the face, pushed out beyond the contours of the tiny skull. It’s a bit concerning. It makes you wonder if they are about pop out and roll across the pristine clean, water covered steel surface upon which this cat is poised.

Teeny, tiny little body and great big giant whiskers. Just how long are those whiskers? We just don’t know. There is nothing to judge them by.

Do you like this photo? Great! After this, we have 16 more hard to believe photos of strange and entertaining kitties from all over. Some are weird. Others are wacky. All are wonderful.



1. Raw Fish

Cats eat meat and fish is meat so feeding them nothing but fish should be fine, right? Unfortunately, no. Cats won’t get all the nutrients they need out of fish alone. Not only that but too much tuna can lead to mercury poisoning thanks to traces of mercury in the meat and too much fish overall breaks down the essential vitamin thiamine in their system. A little fish here or there is fine as a supplement but don’t depend on it, and definitely avoid giving your cat fish that’s been prepared with breading, oils or herbs – these can all cause health problems.

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Via pixabay.com


Raw fish can cause gastrointestinal upset in cats and even lead to neurological problems. This is due to the thiaminase in raw fish that can break down the vitamin B’s in your cats system causing a deficiency.

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Via pixabay.com



If you are cat lover but are allergic to cat hair, the world is surely a living hell for you. The main reason why many households do not keep a cat is because of its hair shedding that ultimately leads to some allergies. To solve this conundrum, you can get a cat breed that doesn’t shed hair. Here are top 10 cat breeds that don’t shed and would still make great pets.

1. Sphynx

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When it comes to ‘not shedding’, Sphynx wins the battle by a country mile. The biggest myth you have heard about Sphynx is that it is hairless – well, not quite. It has such small and light-colored hair that they are hardly noticeable. One thing you should be careful of, dry the cat properly when you give it a bath. Since they have small hair, they get oily very quickly.


The cast of Game of Thrones is one of the most popular in the world and their show has taken over television with its incredibly detailed storylines, character deaths, and sex. No one can deny the phenomenon that is Game of Thrones, but everyone needs to have a little fun with their favorite characters. Cat memes are some of the best feel-good things that you can see on the Internet and this cat meme list is no different. All the people on this list have a cat that matches them perfectly and you will gasp in delight as you see some of the most serious characters in the history of television depicted as cats that you want to come live with you. So, get ready for some smiles, some laughs, and a whole lot of amazing cats that perfectly match every single GOT character.

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Arya Stark

Arya Stark has fire behind her eyes and you can see it in this cat, too. You would not want to cross this girl in a dark alley and frankly, you would not want to cross this cat in a dark alley. Just imagine meeting this cat at the door and knowing that you would have to sit in the house with it for a while. You will probably fear for your life, but you will be happy when the cat finally warms up to you just like Arya would if you gave her just a little time.

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Animal Shelters Suspend Adoptions Of Black Cats Until After Halloween In Fear Of Satanic Sacrificial Rituals. 

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Found on society6.com


Well it’s almost Halloween people, it’s time to get the girls together to seek out the dark forces and adopt a black cat to sacrifice. 

Click ‘Next Page’ to see how animal shelters plan to stop these sadistic cults right in their tracks.


Do you ever just stare at your cat and suspect that there’s more to your pet than your furball is willing to show? Yet, no amount of coaxing or bribery with catnip can make it confess? Don’t worry, stash your interrogation lamp back into the closet and spare yourself the frustration of making your kitty talk. We did the dirty job of digging around to see what secrets these mysterious creatures keep. Good news: no skeletons were found. If anything, these pieces of information that we discovered will actually make you hug your cat a little tighter and say, “I just love you, you cute little ball of fur!”

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via kesq.com


1. Cats can stomach politics.

In 1997, in the beautiful historical district of Talkeetna, Alaska, the people decided that they had enough of humans that they actually elected a cat named Stubbs to the mayoralty seat. There had been some opposition, because, duh, what is politics without it, claiming the illegitimacy of Stubbs’ election into office. Stubbs has never released a statement about these protesters and still remains the honorary mayor of Talkeetna.

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via pawmanefin.com



Becoming a crazy cat lady is not an overnight transformation that happens as soon as you have a cat, although it is possible. It is a much more gradual change that happens over years of loving cats, and truly begins when you own your first cat.

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At first, you will notice that you are making decisions on your life, and your social life especially, based on the wants and needs of your cat. Your cat doesn’t like your best friend that you have known for ten years? They’re gone. That guy you have had a crush on for months does not like cats? Also gone. It may seem harsh to others, but you know that your cat is a good judge of character. After a while, you will see your life starting to shift. You separate cat people from other people, and always form an instant connection with a cat owner over a dog owner. You spend hours researching cats, finding studies that confirm what you have always known — that your cat can love you, and does have emotions, and is indeed communicating with you.

And over time, you begin to notice that people in your life are calling you a “crazy cat lady”. You never really thought of yourself that way, but the more you think about it, the more it makes sense. Your little cousin calls you a crazy cat lady to your face at family gatherings, and instead of being insulted, you shrug your shoulders and wonder how long you have to be there until you can get back to your cat.

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kittehkats.tumblr.com


If you think you may be becoming a crazy cat lady, below are some signs that will let you know if you are on the right track. While it is not a comprehensive list, if you see yourself in at least two of these signs, know that you are on your way to making a great crazy cat lady.

1. You refer to dog owners as “those people.”

Honestly, you do not get the appeal of having a dog in the house, and you never have. You truly believe that dogs are way too big and clumsy, and they are always asking you to feed them or just slobbering all over you. If they are not asking you for things, then they’re getting into things or making a mess, and well, you just do not have the patience for that type of behavior, right?

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3milliondogs.com

Cats are more independent, a trait you share. You know that they are capable of looking after themselves, so when they want to spend time with you, you know it’s because they want to. You know that is the main difference between you and dog people, and you are okay with that.

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www.theguardian.com



 

You know how people always say that timing is a bitch? Well, it really is. In some cases, too, timing is a much bigger bitch than in some – such is the case in cooking steak. Cook your 1-inch steak for 8 minutes, and you get rare; 9 minutes, you get medium rare; 10 minutes, you get medium; 14 minutes, you get well done; and any minute more than that, you have a chunk of expensive meat with which you can hit your head for being neglectful. Good timing is an important key to wonderful things – such as now. Now is the purrfect time for you to read these 31 funny jokes about cats. Coming to you in 3-2-1-meow!

Photo: Pinterest
Photo: Pinterest


1. Q: What is a cat’s favorite thing to eat on a really hot day?

      A: A mice cream cone

Photo: Pinterest
Photo: Pinterest