Egyptians worshiped our lovable feline companions nearly 4,000 years ago, but new research shows that cats could have been faithful companions nearly 12,000 years ago. Even more interesting, is the fact that DNA research also shows cats domesticated themselves. Talk about staying power! Cats are special creatures, no doubt. Here are some famous cats throughout history that went above and beyond their calling as domesticated house cats. These three cats in history that will always have a place in our hearts, or maybe a new one.

 

Tama the Stationmaster

Starting off our list of famous cats, Tama, the calico cat saved the Kishi station in Japan from going under when she became the Station Master in 2007. Greeting passengers in a custom-made conductor's cap, Tama increased the station's revenue by about 10% in her first year on the job. Though she passed away in 2015, a shrine was erected in her honor and she was elevated to a Shinto goddess with the title “eternal honorable stationmaster.”

Stubbs the Mayor

In 1975, Stubbs the cat was elected as mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska as a write-in candidate. He served for 20 years before his death in 2017. When he was working as mayor, he boosted tourism of the 800-strongcommunity as people came to visit him en route to other destinations in the Alaskan bush. Reportedly, he only drank water muddled with catnip and served in a wine glass. Despite his luxurious lifestyle, approval rates for this kitty remained high.

Faith the Church Cat

Faith the cat took up residence in a London church in 1936 and gave birth to a litter of one in 1940. After having her kitten, she insisted on carrying him to the basement, meowing to be let in. She insisted on staying in the basement, even though it was chilly and damp. A few days after moving to the basement, the church was bombed to rubble by the Germans. Later, she and her kitten were found alive, and she was awarded a medal of honor for her courage, living in the rebuilt church for the rest of her life.

Honorable Mention

Mrs. Chippy, the tomcat, was a polar-bound kitty that traveled on the Expedition, a ship traveling from London to the South Pole. The ‘diary’ of this famous feline has been shared throughout the world.

These three chapters in the history of cats show us just how inspiring our furry friends can be. If your cat could talk, what would they say?

 

If you have any questions about our products or want to hear more cat stories, contact us today!


Also in Your Cats Happiness and Health

5 Purrfect Fall Activities to do with Your Cat
5 Purrfect Fall Activities to do with Your Cat

It's that time of year again! Spooky season is upon us and that means participating in all the activities that make fall fun. Fortunately, that doesn't have to mean leaving your cat behind in the process! There are plenty of cat-friendly fall activities that you and your favorite feline can do together.
Less Adoptable Kitties Need Homes Too!
Less Adoptable Kitties Need Homes Too!

We know that all kitties are equally lovable, but sadly, there are tons of shelter cats out there who are passed up due to age, special needs, superstition, or because they are part of a bonded pair. That is why Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet week is so important!
5 Hilarious Ways Cats Show That They Love Us
5 Hilarious Ways Cats Show That They Love Us

Contrary to popular belief, cats aren't always plotting our downfall. Cats really do love us, they just have a funny way of showing it. Here are just a few of the hilarious ways that cats tell us how they really feel!

HAVING A GOOD TIME?