Felidae

Cat Thieves Who Were Caught Red-Pawed

Cats are born to be master thieves, raised to be super sneaky, and taught the fine art of stalking, hiding and stealing by their feline elders, with some students showing more promise than others.

But even the most inept cats are pretty good at snatching stuff without their humans noticing, that is, when they’re not acting all IDGAF about the rules of the house.

And if cats had any concept of…

American Museum of the House Cat

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The exterior of the museum.
An antique kitty carousel on display. e1savage (Atlas Obscura User)

Cats have a regal bearing that seems to have fascinated human beings throughout history. Bastet, a feline goddess, was an important deity in ancient Egypt, most commonly represented by a sitting cat staring straight ahead. A bronze statue of the worshipped feline dating back to 600 BC is one of the highlights of the American Museum of…

Cat Mom Who Lost Her Kittens Right Before Mother’s Day Saves A Little Orphan Furball

Meet Flame, the sick kitten who was taken to the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) and needed a miracle to survive – and that miracle came in the form of Ember, a very special mamma cat. Just a week before Mother’s Day, the older feline experienced a tragedy when all her newborn kitties died. “She had lost all of her babies,” Christina Hill, director of marketing and communications for AHS, told The Dodo, ”but not her motherly instinct.” So, when the time came for Ember to meet Flame, the sick kitten, it’s no surprise that she started showering the tiny thing with love.

“The two had an immediate bond,” Hill said. “The grieving mom immediately took to the tiny kitten, grooming him, cuddling him and letting him nurse.”

Both the mother and…