Category Archives: Science and History

Spirits, Levitation and Sherlock Holmes.

You wouldn’t know it now but back in the heyday of the 1920’s Winnipeg, the Chicago of the North, was a hotbed of spiritual investigation.

Ectoplasam at a Hamilton seance – Note the image of Doyle suspended in the ectoplasm 2 years after his death. (Photo – June 27,1932)

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Meowy Christmas

I just came upon a little tidbit that my friends who run the show over at Catsworking are going to love.

Yul, Adele and Cole were right all the long apparently, cats it seems have been training humans for thousands of years.  Robert Alison in his Winnipeg Free Press article dated Dec 21, 2009, states that for at least 10,000 years cats have been training humans to do their bidding, not the other way around.

It appears that cats originally picked humans to live with because of our ability to attract mice and other rodents.  Cats used purrs and calls to mimic the cries of infant humans in trying to get an emotional response.  These cries are often exaggerated to get the greatest human attention.

But it was a two-way street, studies have shown that cat ownership leads to a benefit in the human cardiovascular system, and giving humans a “non human support system” in times of stress.

So I guess you had it over there at Catsworking, Karen you just keep the lights on and the food coming.  The cats may let you get a word in edgewise now and then….

Meowy Christmas Everyone