Guest Post by Cat Scout Maggie

Hi everyone ! We are very lucky to have Cat Scout Maggie here with a guest post.

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Hello, everyone!  A few weeks ago my roommate Felix told you about a couple of cat museums in Holland and Singapore.  Today, I’ll share news about three cat museums right here in the States!

“If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but would deteriorate the cat.” Mark Twain

The Cat Museum of San Francisco is dedicated to exploring the relationship between people and their feline friends.  They are a fairly new museum (founded in 2010), and don’t have walls, but they have an active exhibition program and a fun website.  Their mission is to collect, exhibit and interpret various objects related to the CAT.

Visit them and read about our Egyptian ancestors and more at www.catmuseumsf.org.

The Egyptians came to associate the cat with the Goddess Bastet, with the image of the Goddess taking the form of a cat or a woman with the head of a cat. The cat itself became the living representative of the “Cat Goddess” within the Egyptian home, so much so that killing a cat was punishable by death. The cats’ nocturnal habits, reproductive abilities, protective/nurturing instincts and hunting skills all attached themselves to the Egyptian and later Greek and Roman Goddesses. egyptian cat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next are two museums in Ohio.

The Feline Historical Museum, in Alliance OH, founded by the Cat Fanciers’ Association

One of its highlights is the Frank Lloyd Wright Cat House.  The 4-foot square piece was designed in 1954 specifically for a cat belonging a young girl. The design by Thomas Olsen, the site supervisor, was created under the direction of Frank Lloyd Wright, who had described his vision during a phone call with Olsen. Today, Wright (1867-1959) is recognized as the greatest American architect of all time, and the cat house is considered as one of his more unique designs.

 

On February 1, 2012 the Feline Historical Museum opened its first special collection featuring the Maneki Neko, commonly called the Japanese Welcoming Cat. These cats are recognized worldwide and are thought to bring good luck and fortune to those who keep them in their business establishment or home.

Thank you Maggie! Make sure you all comment today for a chance to win this pirate themed catnip mat – winner announced tomorrow:006

 

45 thoughts on “Guest Post by Cat Scout Maggie

  1. Pie-rat Katnip Mat??Mee iss all over THAT Purrincess Phoebe!!!!
    Mee wood LUV to win that!!!
    Mee furgot to ask you to come with mee to Speedy’ss “Talk like a Pie-rat” online pawty tomorrow (Katurday).
    Mee PiZapped yur foto of us with more Pie-Rat an Queen gear fur us… wait till you see thee foto!!!
    Humblee yurss till tee end of time…..
    Purrince Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • I would love to go to the party with you- thank you. Mom sent in Lucy’s photo and told them she went to the bridge, Speedy’s Mom was very nice and said they love to have angels at their parties so we will get to see her there. XO I can’t wait to see the photo of us.

      • Mee should have asked sooner!! Good greef!! LadyMum is berry far behind…..
        Oh yea Aunty Rachel LUVSS havin Angelss at Speedy’ss pawty!!! Maybe wee should PiZap a foto of Aunty Nylablue…..mew mew mew…
        Mee come pick up an wee whisk you away!!!
        ***paw kissesss*** an ~~~head rubsss~~~
        Purrince Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. I am so interested in these museums and especially the Frank Lloyd Wright Cat House! I am going to see if there are any pictures of it online. How neat that someone wanted something like this back in the 1950’s!

  3. I know my mommy would truly LOVE to see those museums and the cat house too. Once upon a time when mom was married her husband made a very nice cat house for our Hopping John. He loved it but unfortunately so did other indoor outdoor kitties and after that, he would never use it again.

  4. ~~~~~~ waves….manee thanx two ewe cat scout maggie !!! 🙂 we troo lee N joyed thiz post, frank lee we dinna noe ther were cat mewseumz bout uz
    …how kewl iz thiz !!! thanx for sharin thiz post…♥♥♥

  5. I’ll have to check out the cat museum in Alliance, Ohio, since I live in southwest Ohio. Love Frank Lloyd Wright homes so I should love the cat house. Please enter me for a chance to enter me to win the catnip mat.

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