Posts in Cat Culture
Best horror films to get you (and your cat) in the halloween mood

In honour of cat actors in spooky movies of the past few decades, here's my top selection of  horror films which feature our feline friends being (or trying to be) evil. Top marks go to the film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Tomb of Ligeia for best pun littered DVD Synopsis!

Fingers and paws crossed that your kitty doesn't get any ideas from number 1. Happy Halloween! 

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NEW: LARGE CAT COLLARS FOR CURVACEOUS KITTIES BY CHESHIRE & WAIN

It's not easy to find cat collars for large breed cats. It would be a shame for Cheshire & Wain's curvaceous kitty customers to miss out on our luxury cat collars - so we have extended our size range to cover Petite, Standard and now Large! Do you know a kitty that has been dying to get their paws on a safe cat collar that fits! Visit the Cheshire & Wain online shop to choose something special and surprise them this Christmas.

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LAUNCH: CHESHIRE & WAIN X CHOUPETTE'S DIARY CATSULE COLLECTION

We are purring with delight to announce our very first Catsule Collection, inspired by the most fashionable feline on the planet - Karl Lagerfeld's pampurred pussycat, Choupette! Over the past few months, we've 'collarborated' with the digital personality responsible for personifying Lagerfeld's high-fashion pussycat - Choupette's Diary to create a collection worthy of her royal kittyness. Without 'fur'ther ado, introducing the Cheshire & Wain x Choupette's Diary Catsule Collection. 

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MEOWDEL CASTING CALL! WE'RE ON THE HUNT FOR BIG CAT MODELS.

Do you have a wonderfully curvaceous kitty who finds it difficult to find large cat collars that are high quality and safe? We are often asked to make custom size collars for Maine Coons, British Shorthairs, Savannah Cats and other naturally plus size felines. Cheshire & Wain large cat collars will be available soon but to launch the new size we are looking for a model for our "Curvy Kitty" campaign. 

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THE CAT'S MEOW: SUMMER HOLIDAY MUST HAVES FOR FELINE FANS

The last six months have brought us all sorts of exciting kitty inspired fashion and events. From Cutter and Squidge’s Hello Kitty high tea to fancy felines adorning the Gucci pre-fall catwalk. Cats continue on their quest for world domination much to the delight of feline fans! And to ensure you get your kitty fix over the summer, we round up our favourite holiday must-haves from poolside publications to feline inspired beachwear and even a themed Hello Kitty plane! This is the cat-lovers one stop summer holiday shop.

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CATS VS. CUCUMBERS! TIPS TO KEEP YOUR CAT CALM WHILE YOU CELEBRATE WITH A GIN COCKTAIL ON WORLD CUCUMBER DAY

Last year a truly baffling cat video went viral. You may remember it. It involved cats displaying pure terror at the sight of the lowly cucumber. Like this unassuming fruit was a poisonous viper they leapt into the air with tails fluffy, ears back and eyes wide. And why did this humble gherkin cause so much grief for our feline friends? We hadn't the foggiest idea! 

It turns out that over a third of cats across the globe display an irrational fear of cucumbers.*

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DEBUNKING THE 'CRAZY CAT LADY' STEREOTYPE

The Internet has hit fever pitch with the crazy cat lady stereotype – it’s spiralling out of control; fed by cat haters, insecure bloggers, tired journalists and even cat ladies themselves - it’s impossible to browse information about cats on the internet without coming across a reference. The idea of crazy cat lady has morphed into a symbol; an identifier for a woman who does not fit into what society deems normal. A single lady, of a certain age, that lives alone with her cat/cats. And yes - I myself am 25, I don’t have a boyfriend and I love cats so much that I quit my job to set up a cat products company. I am a cat lady – but I’m not crazy.

I’m going to delve into this troupe to find out where it came from, how it’s evolved and how we can hope to quash it once and for all. It’s going to take a lot to debunk this popular culture favourite but here it goes!..

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INTERVIEW: CAT AND MERINGUE 1000 DAYS OF ADVENTURE

The Adventures of Cat and Meringue began over 2 years ago on a little boat in a big ocean. Created by comic book artist, Nich Angell this charming odyssey is 1000 strips long and follows the twists and turns in Cat and Meringue’s journey through time, into parallel universes, onto small islands meeting friends and enemies along the way. They steal diamonds, fall out of the comic strip frame into the unknown, hallucinate, lose each other, travel through portals and much much more! The story is a great read that has resulted in a loyal fanbase of online readers and supporters...

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