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

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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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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Dan Lacey

As you may or may not know, last Tuesday was National Pancake Day.  While it may not be a reason for banks to close, it is a reason for me to search on the internet for cats and pancakes.  Which is how I found Dan Lacey.

Some of you may already know about Dan Lacey.  He is, after all, the Painter of Pancakes.  He has appeared all over the internet, yet somehow, I had totally missed out on his greatness.  Huffington Post posted a great interview with him today about his more political artwork.  This, however, is a blog about cats so we will just be looking at his paintings that pertain to the feline kind.  Click through to see more of Dan’s artwork.

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Cat Calendar

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A friend of mine, knowing that I just started a cat blog, sent me the above invitation a couple days ago.  Not knowing anything about Creatures of Comfort or United Bamboo, all I saw were the words ‘CAT CALENDAR PARTY’.  I got very excited.  Very, very excited.  I tried to get pretty much all of my friends to go with me to what was sure to be a magical night.  Unfortunately, no one could.  Whatever.  I’ll go on this amazing journey alone. Continue reading

LOLCAT – Teh Exhibishun

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A new exhibition opened yesterday that makes me want to quit my day job, and fly out to London RIGHT NOW!

LOLCat – Teh Exhibishun is currently going on at the Framer’s Gallery in London.  The exhibit looks to ignore “the crudely makeshift LOLCAT aesthetic”, and instead showcase each artist’s “unique take on the theme to create a piece of beautiful, amusing and exquisitely crafted LOLCAT art”.  Check out some of the pieces, and also check out BBC News for more info and a video!

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Jeezus Cat by Delme Rosser

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Celebrate the cat.

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There is something charming and magical about banners.  Seeing a “Happy Birthday” or “Welcome Home” banner warms the heart on special occasions.  But why wait for a special occasion to hang one?  With Banter Banners, artist Angela Deane has decided that banners are no longer for special occasions, but for every day.

Best of all is that she created a few banners specifically  for cat lovers!  Show off your cat pride with the “I (heart) My Cat” banner ($18) that is pictured above.  I found a couple of others that I thought spoke directly to the cat lovers out there.

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I love the simple “Cats” banner ($15).  I would love to see this hanging above the kitchen sink in my house.  Glancing up to see ‘Cats’ would definitely bring a smile to my face while doing the dishes.

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I thought this ‘mini’ banner ($14) would be a funny one to hang right about your cat’s favorite nesting spot.

You can also make your own banner to say WHATEVER YOU LIKE!  Maybe a little ‘mini’ banner with your pet’s name to hang right above their food bowl?  So many cute possibilities.