Hi fellow sleuths…Skye Blake, Cat Info Detective, on the trail of some exciting things. I’m revealing ways our feline ancestors worked their cat culture into the human world…in history, art, literature, music, movies, and more…
There are lots of fun treasures I’ve been “unearthing” while snooping for clues. 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 some great examples of how we cats have cleverly purred our way into the culture of mankind…
Music about cats
- “Stray Cat Strut” by Stray Cats
- “What’s New Pussycat?” sung by Tom Jones
- “Cats” by Andrew Lloyd Webber
- “The Cat” from Peter and the Wolf by Sergey Prokofiev
- “La Fugue du Chat” by Domenico Scarlatti
Literature and cats
- “Cheshire Cat” & “Dinah”, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss
- Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, by T.S. Eliot
- “Crookshanks”, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Cultural history, superstition and cats
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!
- “Cat” in Breakfast at Tiffanys
- “DC” in That Darn Cat!
- “Snowbell” in Stuart Little
- “Mrs. Norris” and “Crookshanks” in Harry Potter movies
These are just a few of the fun and fascinating ways we cats have infiltrated, entertained, and become iconic in the culture of humans. Check below for more fun. I’m still hot on the trail of some categories so you’ll have to stay tuned…