Do Cats Rule Online?


Now the whole world-wide web knows that cats rule, what do the book stores know about dogs?  Thankfully the question was answered recently by those indefatigable writers at SLATE magazine in,  The Curious Incidence of Dogs in Publishing by Daniel Engber.

Mr. Engber has compiled statistics and made a chart that shows the number of times cats show up in web searches vs the number of times dogs are written about in books.


Cats have been WALKING on books longer than dogs have been WRITTEN about in books.

A cat walked on this ancient manuscript.

A cat walked on this ancient manuscript.

Cats Rule!


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Emily S Carter

My two beautiful little girl kitties came from ARF -- a rescue service in Wimberley. Maddie Bell, in the header photo, likes to help me make the bed.

Shelter cats are the best!


Making a difference to pet owners looking for their lost cat [or dog] – this is a place to post information about your animal and to provide contact information -- see the Lost Cat page.

Its also home to cat and dog stories -- see The Literary Cat page.


All text and images © copyright 2011 Emily S. Carter. All rights reserved.
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