The Chimera Cat – Its Own Non-Identical Twin

The cat featured in the heading image is Narnia De La Grace (credits).

In Greek mythology, a chimera is a monstrous fire-breathing, three-headed hybrid creature. It was usually portrayed as a lion with a goat rising from its back with a snake for its tail. Homer described the Chimera in the Iliad as “a thing of immortal make, not human, lion-fronted and snake behind, a goat in the middle, and snorting out the breath of the terrible flame of bright fire."

2019-07-25T11:29:09+00:00FUN, GENETIC ANOMALY, GENETICS|

Our 15 Favorite Facts About Kittens

Kittens! Even the word is cute. Kittens are adorable and lovable, and they sneak their way into our hearts the moment they are born. But, how well do we really know these bundles of joy we are so bluntly in love with? Some of these facts might surprise you, but some of these you simply must know before you bring one into your home.

2019-07-25T11:20:27+00:00CARE, FUN, KITTEN CARE, TOP LISTS|

Genetic Quirks Behind The White Gloves

All fur parents are utterly in love with the flawless white tips of their pets' paws. This charming feature is often lovingly referred to as "gloves", "socks", "boots" or "mittens". Do you know how this genetic phenomenon actually occurs though? The time has finally come to debunk some of the very confusing genetic quirks behind your kitty's mittens!

2019-07-15T23:04:15+00:00FUN, GENETICS|

Happy Pawther’s Day!

This very special weekend is dedicated to all the pawsome dads who we treat with just a little extra love and attention for the occasion. And here at Basepaws, we, of course, we give some extra cuddles to our pawsome fur daddies too! In honor of (often overlooked) fur fathers out there, here is a list of our top most favorite famous men who are just as crazy about cats as all of us here at Basepaws! Happy Pawther's day dear fur-dads!

2019-06-14T08:07:20+00:00FUN, TOP LISTS|

Meow! What Is Your Cat Trying To Tell You?

"If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much." – Mark Twain.

Cats are mysterious and peculiar, which is why it's often rather challenging to figure out what’s going through their smart little heads. Most of the time, cats communicate their feelings to us through body language. On some occasions, however, cats let us in on their world by directly talking to us too. But, when your kitty meows, chirps, purrs or yowls, do you really know what they're trying to tell you? To help you out, here is your crash course in Cat!

2019-06-06T00:08:36+00:00BEHAVIOR, FUN, PERSONALITY|

Cat Personality Guide

Every year, on June 4th, the world takes a moment to celebrate and honor the nostrum of the kitty hugs with a "Hug your cat today" holiday. This means that today you get to spoil yourself and your lion with just a tad of extra snuggles. Will your cat jump to the opportunity or will it wriggle its way out of your arms? That really depends on its personality, doesn’t it? To honor the importance and value of kitty hugs, today we decided to strike a discussion on different cat personalities. What influences a cat’s personality and which type suits your Simba best? Take a look!

2019-06-05T07:10:35+00:00BEHAVIOR, FUN, PERSONALITY|

Why Do Cats Like to Snuggle?

Every year, on June 4th, the world takes a moment to celebrate and honor the nostrum of the kitty hugs with a Hug your cat today holiday. This means that today you get to spoil yourself and your baby lion with a tad of extra snuggles! In light of the pawerful kitty snuggles, we decided to decipher the never-ending secret to why some cats seem to be snugglier than others and what the benefits of cuddling are. So, after you've stolen a few hugs from your furriend, sit back and learn a few things about cat snuggling with Basepaws!

2019-06-05T07:08:27+00:00BEHAVIOR, FUN, PERSONALITY|

Dear Fur-Moms, Happy Meowmy’s Day!

Once upon a time, ancient Greeks and Romans held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. In the years to come, Christians followed in the footsteps with festivals known as "Mothering Sunday". This custom eventually faded in popularity until Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis, conceived the modern Mother’s Day in the 1900s. Ever since, we honor motherhood every year on the second Sunday of May. On this very special day all moms get just a little bit extra of the well-deserved love, attention and care. And here at Basepaws, we share this love with our darling fur moms too!

2019-05-10T08:11:13+00:00FUN, TOP LISTS|