Cool Welcome Mats for Cat Lovers

by CruiseReady

Ailurophiles will enjoy this page that presents a bit of feline fun, and selection of cool cat doormats that celebrate cats and cat lovers.

Welcome to this page about cats and cat welcome mats!

Cute, playful kittens and soft purring felines. Some people just can't get enough of them. For Ailurophiles, or cat fanciers, one is almost never enough, whether it's a real live kitty or some form of feline decor.

If you, or someone you know fits that description, then this page is for you. Not only will you find a nice selection of cat welcome mats and funny feline doormats for your front door, but some cool extras as well.

There are some fun feline facts, randomly chosen to satisfy your intellectual curiosity. You'll even find out how to calculate how high you cat might be able to jump.

Surprised Kitty is here, too, along with a couple of silly parodies that aim to ride along on the cattails of the wildly popular little internet video of cite little Atilla. (One really made me giggle, and I hope it will do the same for you.)

Image by blandineschillinger at Pixabay

Pretty Kitty

Just Another Pretty Face
Pretty Kitty
Pretty Kitty

Everyone Has a Favorite Breed of Cat

Even If it's the Domestic Shorthair

The CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) currently recognizes about 40 distinct breeds, and there are different varieties within each breed. Everyone has their favorite color or breed.

Personally, I've never owned a pure bred cat.  I have nothing against them.  They are certainly beautiful creatures.   I just find it  far too easy to fall in love with rescues.  

As for my favorite color or coat pattern ... I'm particularly fond of solid colored cats (like the one shown here) and Tortoise Shells.

Maybe you'll tell me your favorite - even if. like me, your favorite is the Domestic Shorthair, which is a fancy way of saying "alleycat.".  (There's a place for comments at the end of the page.)

Humorous Entrance Mat

For Cat "Owners"

SOME people may find this one amusing.  However, those REALLY in the know can attest to its veracity!

Those of us who live with cats know that we don't actually own them.  Our felines know the truth... they own us, and we exist to cater to them!  That's certainly the case with our fur baby, and it becomes more and more evident every day.

An American made product.  Material:  indoor - outdoor carpet.   Hose washable.  (The mat, not the cat!)

Fun Feline Facts

A Random Collection of Facts About Cats

Did you know that ...

Dollface silver persian


MOST POPULAR  BREED - According to the Cat Fanciers Association, the most popular breed of cat in America is the Persian.  

POPULAR PERSIANS  - The most popular Persians are the  Seal Point, Blue Point, Flame Point and Tortie Point Himalayan.

MOLLIES AND QUEENS - Everyone knows that a male is a tom, but did you know a female is properly called either a molly or a queen?

CAT LUCK - Some people in the United States consider black cats unlucky, but the opposite is true in England and Asia, where they are thought to bring good luck.

 Doll Face Silver Persian

LEFT and RIGHT - Most female cats are right handed . . . er right pawed, while males are predominately left pawed.  (My male is left pawed)

HEARING - Unlike humans and dogs, cats can hear ultrasonic sound.

POPULARITY - More than one in four American households has a feline pet.

NATIONAL DAY - October 29 is National Cat Day.

PRICEY PETS - The most expensive breed is the Ashera, which sells for between$22,000 and $125,000.  It's actually a specialty Savannah cat, and a hybrid of domestic and wild cats.  They're available only from the Lifestyle Pet Company, and the company ensures their rarity by breeding only five per year.

How Far or High Can a Cat Jump?

Walker, Florida Feline doesn't like to get his tail measured
Walker, Florida Feline doesn't like to get his tail measured
Author's own photo

How To Calculate a Cat's Jumping Ability

Cats are pretty good jumpers. Want to know how high yours might be able to jump?  Then, do this:

Measure his or her  tail and multiply the results by five.     This will give you an estimate for how high your pet can probably jump. (Generally, cats can jump at least five times the length of their tail, but some can do even better.)

I tried this with Walker, Florida Feline.  I'm afraid I didn't get an exact measurement.  It seems he doesn't much appreciate having his tail measured, and kept moving it around a lot!  You can see in the picture, that he looks a little irritated. 

So much for his scientific curiosity!

At any rate, my best estimate is that his tail is probably 12" long.  Could be 12.5", though.  (He's a good sized cat!)  So, based on that, he can probably jump at least five feet. Wow!

The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.

- Doug Larson


Surprised Kitty

Made Atilla the Kitten an Overnight Sensation

For whatever reason, these 17 seconds of kitten cuteness went viral, and became one of the most popular videos ever.  Have you seen it?   If not, here's your chance.  If so, you probably won't be able to resist watching it just one more time.


This simple, yet incredibly amusing video probably surprised the original poster when it went viral.  To date, it's had over 75 million views.  

Not surprisingly for something so utterly engaging, some viewers have watched it more than once.  

The kitten's name is Atilla, by the way.

Here, for your viewing pleasure is the original, the Animal Planet (TV) version, and a couple of pretty silly parodies.

Fess Up!

How many times have YOU watched Surprised Kitty?

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Updated: 08/01/2017, CruiseReady
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DerdriuMarriner on 08/05/2017

CruiseReady, Me too, I love rescues, shelters and strays.
So do kittycats that get stuck in trees, like in the funny episode in The Ladykillers with Tom Hanks, somehow go beyond what the tail length would predict in terms of jump height?

CruiseReady on 09/18/2015

Well, I don't think it's an exact, to the millimeter, predictor, but it can give you a general idea of his or her ability

candy47 on 09/17/2015

I didn't know about their tail length determining jumping ability.

CruiseReady on 07/07/2015

Marie - My Walker likes to 'help' me. He's sprawled on the desk right now.

CruiseReady on 07/07/2015

sheilamarie - I thought just about everyone on the world had seen that surprised kitty video. Glad to have been able to show it to you. It sure is cute, isn't it?

CruiseReady on 07/07/2015

dustytoes - that's one of my favorite 'cat facts.'

Marie on 07/07/2015

I can definitely relate to the cat and its housekeeping staff! Our puss is very pampered for sure. Love these mats.

sheilamarie on 07/06/2015

Cute cat post! I really hadn't seen that Surprised Kitty video before.

dustytoes on 07/05/2015

That is interesting about right and left-handed (pawed).

CruiseReady on 07/04/2015

It certainly would be a very appropriate sentiment at our house! Walker knows that, without a doubt, he is the king of this castle!

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