A COLLECTION OF

Tag: cats!

A N I M A L

Sometimes I find my cat’s whiskers around the house and I always keep them. Not exactly sure why, but maybe it has something to do with love and loss. Whiskers (or Vibrissae) are special hairs or feathers (in birds) that provide tactile sensations. They are found on the faces of almost all mammals except for man and […]

A N I M A L

I really love this poem and cats and women. This poem was translated from French to English by William Aggeler. The image features one of my cats, Lefty. I like how Théophile Gautier described Baudelaire “a voluptuous wheedling cat, with velvety manners”. Check out this article about French revolutionaries and the split between dogs and […]

P E R S O N

(Our friend Ward Long is guestblogger-in-residence on ACO. Let’s hear it for WARD!) I’ve given Make Me A Woman by Vanessa Davis as a gift on three separate occasions, and each time it felt like I was introducing future best friends. Her diary comics drawn from the colorful, intimate, and ridiculous moments of everyday life, and the […]

A N I M A L

By looking at the firing patterns of a group of cells in rats, scientists at MIT were able to determine that animals do dream and that their dreams are connected to actual experiences.  The experiment consisted of monitoring brain activity in trained rats running on a circular track for food rewards. This created distinct neuron […]

A N I M A L

Felis Catus  /  Kinka + Lefty  /   Pasadena  /  California I N T E R E S T I N G The oldest archaeological site with a cat burial is about 9,500 years old. Cats probably domesticated themselves. Cats were a cult animal in Egypt. Using new genetic evidence, scientists think that the first […]