In Honor Of National Cat Day, Here Are Our Greatest Cat Hits.
It's National Cat Day, which you already know if you've logged onto any of your social media outlets today. That's cool, we think, because cats are definitely cool. And we can prove it, too, thanks to the below three stories we've run over the years — stories that, just being perfectly honest, are pretty run-of-the-mill offerings but that, since they centered around felines, earned us way more clicks than was incumbent.
Here they are, our greatest cat hits:
Story: Meow Mix. // Behind The Scenes At The Cleburne Cat Show.
Publish Date: February 13, 2012.
Excerpt: “Two weekends back, two organizations — Ozark Cat Fanciers and Fort Worth Cat Club Charity Cat Shows — joined forces to bring the City of Cleburne its first-ever cat show. And, just as expected, the resulting display was just straight-up adorable, as some 225 cats competed to earn the honor of 'Best Cat' at the Cleburne Conference Center. Seriously, the cuteness was out of control.” — Jeremy Hughes
Story: Crowdsurfing Cat! // The Full Story Behind The Most Interesting Attendee of 35 Denton 2013.
Publish Date: March 10, 2013.
Excerpt: “Turns out, you can attend the 35 Denton music festival without purchasing a wristband. One condition: You have to be a cat. Yeah, things got a little weird on Friday night as Houston rapper Fat Tony performed at Hailey's Club in Denton as part of the city's four-day, walkable music festival: Mid-set, a cat appeared in the audience. Then? It crowdsurfed.” — Pete Freedman
Story: Hep Cats. // Yes, A Band Of Cats Played Fort Worth This Weekend. With Chicken On Cymbals, No Less.
Publish Date: October 22, 2013.
Excerpt: “Last week, we alerted you to the arrival of a rather curious event going down in Fort Worth: All weekend long, with shows going from Thursday through Sunday, Samantha Martin's cat circus The Acro-Cats was over at the Stage West Theatre. And, in addition to just showing off her trained cats performing tricks such as jumping through hoops and rolling around on command, her show also featured something else pretty unique — her actual live rock band of cats, The Rock Cats, which bends the rules slightly and, somewhat progressively, also allows a chicken (named Cluck Norris, no less) into its ranks to play the cymbals.” — Jonathan Zizzo