Welcome to MoggyBlog.com
Well reader, spring is well and truly on the way… and them there cats are getting themeselves ready to chase anything that moves in the undergrowth, stalk anything sitting in the trees or take a punt at any passing UFO on the wing….
This website intends to take a closer look at cats of every kind and at every stage of life. The articles and pictures herein are for fun and entertainment only, however we hope that you find ‘Moggyblog.com’ contains useful information about the myriad types of feline found in the world today, in addition to our common or garden moggies. To us they are all fascinating and beautiful.
Furthermore, we (thats Oscar the British Longhair and yours t.) hope you enjoy your visit and we are further hoping you’ll take the plunge and post a comment, an image, or even a short story about your own beloved pussy cat,…
So for now it’s
Cheers… or …Gezuar, Genatzt, Prosit, Op uw gezonheid, Saude Viva, Nien Nien nu e. Kong Chien, στην υγειά σας!, Na Zdravi, Nazdar Skal, Geluch, A vortre sante, Prost, Eis Igian, Okole, malune, L’Chaim, A la sature, Kampai, Kong gang ul wi ha yo, Salud, Kia ora, Skal, Na zdrowie, Vivat, A sia saide, Noroc, Na zdorovia, Salud, amor ySkal, Iechyd da
Hey Osc…are all these greetings correct?.. best check my translation soon, Eh!
Ed & Oscar
We just adore cats and kittens ’round here, thats all 🙂 Well, he would wouldn’t he, cus he’s a cat (not just any old cat I might add)…. and me, well I just hold the fort and keep the wolf (a.k.a the local cheeky tom cat) from the door.
Moggy Blogs and Cat Weblogging.
So then, welcome to Moggyblog.com. A furry fun site for Cat & Kitten owners (now who own’s who) and feline enthusiasts to browse and blog. Who knows what you might learn about these fascinating creatures that just sleep, eat and rest an awful lot (wouldn’t you say)? But when playing they can be a joy to watch, unless of course you happen to be the prey… such is nature,…
Feline Antics and Cat Tales.
Enquire within if you’re so inclined, and you may read about cats and their antics, look up a cat breed or two and perhaps check up on your cats strange, or not so strange, condition (clawing the furniture anyone:-). We’d welcome any cat question you might care to post and hope one of our more knowledgable contributors (‘not me!’, Ed.) can help you out. We include all things feline,from the Swedish Lynx, to the Australian Mist, via the American Bobcat, not to mention the faithful waifs and strays of the weed patch and back yard… but, if you cant find what you’re looking for, then do drop us an e-mail and we’ll try to help out!
Five Thousand years of Cats ~ An Introduction
Most authorities on the subject agree that today’s domestic cat is descended from the African wild cat (Felis silvestris libyca). Bones of this animal have been found in the caves lived in by ancient man. It is not known whether this cat was hunted and killed for food or whether it’s kittens were raised and tamed and used for pest control.
What we do know is that by 2500 BC in Egypt, when agriculture was well established, silos full of gain attracted rats and mice and tabbie cats too (these rodents were a plentiful and constant source of food).
Paintings and Inscriptions from about this time show cats as domestic animals and the companions of us humans. The Egyptians named the cat ‘Mau’ because of the way it meows. Why we call em Moggy or Moggies is not so clear. Some say that in Lancashire, moggy used to mean ‘a mouse’ and the cats were “moggy-catchers”. Eventually the catcher part was dropped and so cat and mouse alike were referred to as moggies.