Cat in the act .... Caturday


There are popular occasions, and then there are really popular occasions.  Cats are some of the most posted, shared, clicked, pinned, retweeted, tumbled, instagram'd ... so popular, in fact, that they have replaced Saturday with "Caturday".  From research I could come up with, it appears as though a discussion group called "4chan" populized the meme Caturday in 2005. 

Be there or be square on social media on  Caturdays in social media's nod to some of the most popular images, art, cartoons or photographic depictions of cats.  Try it out - post something with a visual of a cat, kitten and those with cats with the hashtag #Caturday and blend in with the in crowd.

 I have come up with some fun cats to share.  Sit back and scroll through on #Caturday ... or any other day .... just don't forget to comment, share, like or add your own caption to get cat in the act.:


Cat acts:
















Celebrity cats: 

















Cat expression:




























Cat action:















































Cool cats:








Cute kittens:







Cats gone wild:


















Grumpy cats: 













Fat cats: 


Cat pose: 





















Cat nap:








Cat wallpaper:


Cat art:




Cat love:








Famous cats:



Garfield is a comic strip created by Jim Davis. Published since June 19, 1978, it chronicles the life of the title character, the cat Garfield (named after the grandfather of Davis); his owner, Jon Arbuckle; and Jon's dog, Odie. As of 2013, it was syndicated in roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals, and held the Guinness World Record for being the world's most widely syndicated comic strip.



According to Wikipedia:  "Grumpy Cat" was originally named Tardar Sauce by her owner Tabatha Bundesen when she was born April 4, 2012[2]).  She is an Internet celebrity known for her grumpy facial expression.  Grumpy Cat's popularity originated from a picture posted to the social news website Reddit by Bundesen's brother Bryan on September 22, 2012.  It was made into an image macro with grumpy captions. "The Official Grumpy Cat" on Facebook has over 7 million likes.  Grumpy Cat was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal on May 30, 2013 and on the cover of New York magazine on October 7, 2013.



The Cheshire Cat is a fictional cat popularized by Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and known for its distinctive mischievous grin. While most often celebrated in "Alice"-related contexts, the Cheshire Cat has transcended the context of literature and become enmeshed in popular culture, appearing in various forms of media, from political cartoons to television, as well as cross-disciplinary studies, from business to science. One of its distinguishing features is that from time to time its body disappears, the last thing visible being its iconic grin.

Hello Kitty (ハローキティ Harōkiti?)[3] (full name Kitty White (キティ・ホワイト Kiti howaito?))[2] is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio, created byYuko Shimizu and currently designed by Yuko Yamaguchi
The character's first appearance on an item, a vinyl coin purse, was introduced in Japan in 1974 and brought to the United States in 1976. By 2010, Sanrio had groomed Hello Kitty into a global marketing phenomenon worth $5 billion a year. By 2014, when Hello Kitty was 40 years old, she was worth about $7 billion a year, all without any advertising.


Theodor Seuss Geisel (Listeni/ˈɡzəl/; March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books, which he wrote and illustrated under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss (/ss/).[2] He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone.[3]   Geisel published 46 children's books, often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of anapestic meter. His most-celebrated books include the bestselling The Cat in the Hat.  His works have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, four feature films, a Broadway musical and four television series.


CATS is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. Cats is the third longest-running show in Broadway history.   It has been performed around the world and  translated into more than 20 languages. 






So there you have it!  Paws down, cats and their owners are a loyal bunch!  Regardless of whether you are a cat lover, or not, you have to respect the adoration, history, and influence they have.



CREDITS:

Images were compiled from Pinterest, curated by a broad spectrum of artists, illustrators, photographers, owners and enthusiasts.  You can check out my Castastic board if you haven't had enough and want to see some more cats.

Informational excerpts came from WIKIPEDIA.



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