Trend alert! Catheading.

Filmmaker, and friend of The Cat Mewseum, Jim Turner has started a new trend over on Instagram.  Catheading.  Jim has taken a small cutout of his cat Zipper, and started posing it on top of people and things.  He has about 20 photos already, with more to be added soon.

 

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Fun, easy to do, and hilarious.  Count me in!  Click through to check out more examples, then go out and create your own cathead.  Be sure to tag it #cathead on Instagram so we can check on all the great photos you post.    Continue reading

Cat Music Monday!

Yes, I know it has been 20 days since I told everyone I would be keeping up with this better, but life sometimes gets in the way.  Don’t fret, though.  Lots of posts in the works.  Fashion, art, Lil Bub, movies, and more!

For now, though, he is a cool little video someone made using the sounds of their cat.  I think the purring chorus is actually quite catchy.

I’ll be back!

Cat Music Monday!

Wowza! It has been a really long time since I posted anything. Sorry every one. I had a broken keyboard for awhile, and then have just been super busy. Not really excuses, but sometimes life gets in the way of posting.
I’m going to try to get back on track, though, and am starting with another cat song.
This one comes from the great Ry Cooder from the album My Name is Buddy.

Glitterhell

This morning I was doing my usual scroll through Facebook, when I spotted the following…

Now, Urban Outfitters has a very, very, long history of ripping off other artists’ work, so it didn’t shock me to find out they had done it again.  I stopped shopping at Urban Outfitters a long time ago because of this (that and the company is owned by a right-wing-religious-fanatic).

Luckily, this story has two happy endings.  First, according to Glitterhell’s blog, UO has pulled the shirt.  They agreed that it was too similar, and pulled it from their stores and website.  The second part of this happy ending is all about me finding out about this company.  I love finding new independent merchants that put their love of cats on display.  Click through to see some of their occult kitty designs.   Continue reading

Space Cat

Last Halloween, I became obsessed with this image.

I spotted it randomly on Pintrest, and fell in love.  There was something magical about it.

I have no idea who created it, whether it is old or new, or where it originally came from. At the time all I knew was that I wanted to be this for Halloween.

I tried hard to find some kind of vintage spaceman costume, but failed on all fronts.  I’m not very crafty, so there was no way I was going to make one.  In the end, I just created my own spin on the costume.  I combined 3 different costumes to create my ‘Space Cat’.  I effectively scared most of NYC…or at least the people I saw on the subway since I refused to take off my mask.

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My version of Space Cat.

Since that time, I’ve fallen in love with all things ‘space cat’.  I love the combination of cats in space.  I find it highly entertaining for some reason.

I decided to do an Etsy search for ‘space cat’.  I found some pretty rad things.  Click through to see some highlights.

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Cat Music Monday!

Hello friends!

Network Awesome had 8 different  songs about cats as part of the tribute to cats today, so I’m sure you’ve had your fill of cat songs.  Just in case you haven’t, though, I thought I would post a quickie.  This one is from Momus, and it’s one of my faves.  I like to pick up my cats and dance around the house to this occasionally.  It’s a fun, short, jazzy jam.  Enjoy!

*note – This is not the actual music video.  I don’t know that there is one.  This is just a video of a kitten set to the song.  So, you know, kitten!!

Network Awesome

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This is a head’s up for everyone.  I was contacted the other day with some fabulous news.  On Monday, February 18th, Network Awesome is paying tribute to CATS!

For those who don’t know what Network Awesome is, it is an online TV ‘channel’.  Every day they curate ‘shows’ pulled from YouTube.  Their system stitches the various videos together and presents it linearly to the viewer. It’s pretty awesome.

Monday’s schedule will include a hilarious collection of ‘When cats attack’, collections of music and art inspired by cats, as well as a mockumentary about their favorite controlled substance…catnip!  The program will also include the Korean horror film ‘The Cat’ and Stephen King’s 1985 Cat’s Eye.  I’m stoked.  If I didn’t have to work tomorrow, I would 100% stay in bed and watch all of this on rotation….for hours.

Dustin Fenstermacher

Banana Joe, a black affenpinscher, won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday.  He’s cute, he’s got a funny face, he’s the first of his kind to win Westminster.  Congrats Banana Joe, but yawn.  Let’s talk CAT SHOWS!

Cat shows don’t get nearly the amount of attention as dog shows.  In the future, with the internet’s love of all things cat, I’m sure this will change, but for now they are still flying under the radar except to those who are truly devoted.

This is where photographer Dustin Fenstermacher steps in.  In 2009, after the loss of his father, Dustin needed to escape.  His escape route?  Cat shows.

I’m not sure exactly how many cat shows Dustin has visited over the past couple of years, but he recently had a gallery exhibit at Gravy Studios showcasing the photographs from this period.  Click through below to see more stunning photographs.

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