Cat culture

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Cat lover culture describes the culture that surrounds cat lovers. For some it can become an obsession and some people advertise the fact that they are cat lovers. Some use special phrases which are understood best by "cat people".

Description[edit]

One aspect of cat culture is to wear clothing that identifies the wearer as a cat person.[1] Some of them have a type of language. Some of the "cat puns" they use are meowvalous which means "marvelous", Caturday which means Saturday and pawsome which means awesome.[2] Cat terms such as "Purrfect" have been used in article titles such as CBS Sacramento's article about two cats living alone in a Silicon Valley studio, "Purrfect Tenants: 2 Cats Live Alone In A Silicon Valley Studio For $1,500/Mo."[3] The culture has flowed onto the internet, where it now flourishes.[4] According to a 2013 article by Psychology Today, self-identified cat people have more unusual and distinctive personality traits than dog people. The article also speculates that due to the nature of cats and their sensitive nature, some people of a similar nature would feel an affinity with cats: thus cat people would be more sensitive than dog people.[5]

In Morocco, cats are so much a part of everyday life that they are found everywhere. An article by Morocco World News said that people visiting there could think that the Moroccan person to cat ratio is pretty close to 1:1. Many Moroccans are said to love cats and they are part of everyday life, and around the city there are piles of food and water trays left for the cats.[6] A film by Tim Delmastro about what has been described as "Japan's Crazy Cat Culture" features Chris Broad, a British YouTube personality. Broad made his way across the country where he documented the numerous strange and interesting cat-centric activities, including cat bars, cat temples, cat islands and cat cafes.[7]

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Around the world countries have cat festivals. Singapore is full of cat lovers and it has its cat cafes and a cat museum. It finally had its first cat fest in 2018.[8] There is now a convention in Pasadena, California called "CatCon Worldwide".[9] In August that year, the "POP Cats Convention" in Austin, Texas was being held on the 25th to 26th.[10] There are media sites for cat lovers such as The Catnip Times and The Purrington Post.[11][12]

According to the article "'Mysterious power over humanity': How cats affect health" by Alice Robb, there is a cat culture that flourishes online.[13] There is a cat-themed cruise where cat lovers can meet people of the same type and have cat parties.[14] There is a game called Cat-Opoly which is based on the board game Monopoly. With this game, cat lovers can buy cats instead of properties.[15][16][17]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Winnipeg Free Press, December 31, 2018 - New store is the cat’s meow By: Eva Wasney
  2. ^ Canidae.com, August 18, 2017 - Words That Only Cat People Understand By Julia Williams
  3. ^ CBS Sacramento - Purrfect Tenants: 2 Cats Live Alone In A Silicon Valley Studio For $1,500/Mo.
  4. ^ CNN Edition, December 19, 2016 - 'Mysterious power over humanity': How cats affect health By Alice Robb, Science of US
  5. ^ Psychology Today, April 17, 2013 - Cat People Are More Distinctive Than Dog People Scott A. McGreal MSc.
  6. ^ Morocco World News, July 23, 2018 - In Photos: Morocco’s Cat Culture By Renee Sang
  7. ^ PR Newswire, February 22, 2018 - New Documentary Turns Japanese Cats Into Feline Film Stars
  8. ^ Weekender, June 28, 2018 - Indulge In Your Cat Obsession At Singapore’s First Ever Cat Festival
  9. ^ The Guardian, April 16, 2018 - Claws out! Why pop culture clings to the crazy cat lady
  10. ^ Patch, August 21, 2018 - Meow Is The Time To Plan On Attending Austin POP Cats Convention By Tony Cantu
  11. ^ The Purrington Post - Home
  12. ^ The Catnip Times - Home
  13. ^ CNN, December 19, 2016 - 'Mysterious power over humanity': How cats affect health, By Alice Robb, Science of US
  14. ^ The Travel, January 25, 2019 - 25 Of The Strangest Cruises People Will Regret Booking Instantly by Marika Kazimierska
  15. ^ Bustle, April 12, 2018 - Cat-Opoly, A Cat-Themed Monopoly Game, Is So Adorable That You Might Not Be Able To Finish The Game By Megan Grant
  16. ^ Metro, December 18, 2015 - Cat-Opoly is like Monopoly, but better because you buy cats instead of houses - Francesca Kentish
  17. ^ OK!, January 2, 2018 - Cat Monopoly is now a thing - and it's the perfect board game for animal lovers By Miranda Knox