Cat Culture - Cat Info Detective

Cat Culture

Skye Blake-updated, white background

Hi fellow sleuths… Skye Blake here, Cat Info Detective, on the trail of fascinating ways our feline ancestors worked their cat culture into the human world.

In human history, art, literature, music, and movies, we cats have made our mark.

We still do!

paw prints coming in from a distance

Heck, there’s even music made for us and cat TV to enrich our feline cultural appreciation!

What a great time to be a cat!

Here are just a few examples of how we cats have cleverly purred our way into the culture of mankind…

Cats In Art

Cat sleeping on the towels by Ivan Glock
Cat sleeping on the towels by Ivan Glock

We cats have been a source of artistic inspiration and culture since the world began.

The feline form has been immortalized in the hieroglyphics of Egypt, captured by the great masters of the Middle Ages, and a favorite of contemporary artists.

Find out more at “Cats In Art” and ” Paintings of Cats“.

Music About Cats

music about cats

Did you know cats have been part of all kinds of music? Classical, rock, pop… heck, even a musical named “Cats”!

If you’re curious… find out more at “Songs About Cats – Discover Musical Treasures“.

Music For Cats

face of relaxed tabby cat- closeup

Somebody out there must love us felines because scientific studies have been done trying to find out what music we kitties love to hear.

As a result, a man named David Teie created sounds that are music to our ears!

If you’d like something to help your cat relax and enjoy life, check it out at “Music For Cats“.

Literature & Cats

Cat "reading" a book

If you love books you probably already know we cats have a fun, scary, mischievous and sometimes pivotal role in many stories.

Books featuring famous cats, whether classic, modern or cartoon, continue to fascinate and entertain people everywhere.

From “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” to “The Cat In the Hat“, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” to the “Harry Potter” series, we felines cast our spell over young and old alike.

Find out more at “Cats In Books“.

Cat Culture in Poetry

colorful cartoon cats - art

Ever enjoy a great cat poem? There are thousands of them floating around the universe, from both professional and amateur poets.

Poems are fun for kids and adults… find your favorites, send us your creative cat poems too!

Discover lots of poems at “Poems About Cats – Find Ones You Love!

History, Superstition & Cats

Artwork of Egyptian goddess holding black cat

Egyptian writings and drawings show just how well we felines were worshiped in their culture…pretty smart aren’t we!

Can you believe some people still believe black cats are bad luck?

In the Middle Ages, humans blamed us for the plague and other epidemics and thought we were devils and witches’ mediums! Pretty crazy huh!

mysterious black cat

Find out more about our rich and fascinating history at “History of Cats“.

More History for Cat Culture Buffs!

rod of Asclepius - medical symbol

There’s always lots of fascinating history to absorb and cats are no exception. Understanding the history of veterinary medicine gives context to the way it is today. Discover more at ” History of Veterinary Medicine“.

Felines in the Movies

cat wearing a show crown and ribbon

Did you know cats have enjoyed the limelight since movies began in the 1890’s and television in the 1940’s?

From animation to horror movies, cats have graced the screen both in the background and as stars.

Discover more at “Cats in the Movies“.

Cat TV

cat watching a sparrow

If you haven’t heard of “Cat TV”, don’t confuse it with cats on TV.

Cat TV is anything that we feliness enjoy watching, especially birds, mice, fish, and other natural prey animals.

Your kitty will be fascinated for hours… it’s great stuff!

Find out both how to create your own cat television and what videos you can use on your own TV to entertain your buddy at “Great Cat TV“.

Cats As Influencers in Modern Culture

As you can see, the influence of cats in human culture is constantly growing and spreading.

We felines even rule the internet with our cuteness and antics. There are lots of cat groups you can join.

We’re the original influencers!

Check these pages for more great info…

History of CatsCats In Art
Cats In BooksGreat Cat TV
History of Veterinary MedicineMusic For Cats
Hot Cat TopicsSongs About Cats – Discover Musical Treasures
Poems About Cats – Find Ones You Love!Paintings of Cats
Cats In Movies

Skye Blake, Cat Info Detective, is a curious cat researcher (not an art, music, history, or literature expert) who sniffs out expert, reliable sources about cats, reviews their information, then passes it on to you! 

Each page has a list of sources at the bottom if you want to investigate further.

If you have any clues, ideas, hints, comments or questions, Contact Skye

Always more trails to follow…

Skye Blake-updated, white background
Skye Blake's signature-smaller version

Updated February 4, 2023

Scroll to Top