Top Cat Headlines of 2020
True, 2020 presented us with a LOT of un-PURR-escedented news and events. Through it all, our beloved felines provided us with some much-welcome diversion and cheer. In fact, a rare bright spot was the record number of shelter animals adopted as people sought comfort and companionship during lockdown. Here are some of our fave cat stories this year:
(Image above courtesy cats.org.uk)
- CatCon From Your Couch debuts with over 60 talent, including Nala Cat, My Boy Belarus, Youngest Old Cat Lady, and Kesha leading the way at the ad CatCon Awards as a presenter
- A cat will be joining the Biden family in the White House next year
3. Our friend Sterling “TrapKing” Davis brought “cool points” to TNR and all things cats on The Today Show!
4. Author (and CatCon Alum) Dr. Paul Koudounaris released a must-read new book, the bestselling A Cat’s Tale: A Journey Through Feline History told from the point of view of his cat, Baba
5. CatCon From Your Couch alums The Australian Firefighters marked their 28th year of their best-selling calendars!
6. Good news everyone! Cat piano videos are good for your health
7. Copy Cat! This kitty made headlines mimicking humans
8. Your orange cat IS special, according to SCIENCE!
9. A new cat beamed into the Star Trek Universe
10. CatCon creator Susan Michals talked CatCon From Your Couch and the overlooked cat community on The Mind-Jam Podcast
11. We fell in love with Kiki, the cat who thinks she’s a shiba inu
12. The story of Cutie-Pie’s reunion with her Dad gave us ALL the feels!
13. “Chaotic Gentleman“! This cat plays a tiny piano when he wants food!
14. Mental Floss solved the mystery of why cats sleep in sinks
15. CatCon creator Susan Michals debuted the “Let’s Get Fur-Real” podcast
16. We took a virtual trip to see the cat ladders of Switzerland
17. Jennifer Garner added a fabulous feline aspect to her daily strolls
18. Cats the Movie was released on streaming video, and it didn’t get any less weird
19. MarsCat, the first fully autonomous robot cat had its debut
20. This kitten was found GUILTY… of being ridiculously cute
Team CatCon wishes you and your cat the very happiest of holidays, and we look forward to keeping in touch with you next year!