R-E-S-P-E-CATMarch 28, 2014
Respect Your Cat Day is with us once more. You may dismiss Valentine’s Day as a manufactured holiday. You may speak slightingly of St. Paddy’s (but not in front of Matches Malone if you value your teeth). You may even blow off Twitter’s #NationalCleavageDay. But no fan of Cat-Tales would dare let March 28 pass without pausing to acknowledge the feline.
Selina’s preserve is called The Catitat. It was also introduced in Cat-Tales Normal, where readers came to know her favorite pet, the ocelot Nirvana, who is named for the resident of a preserve in Florida. Readers would later come to meet Shimbala the tiger (named for Tippi Hedren’s Shambala Preserve) and get a tour of the cabin (and meet the caracals Myk and Brii) through Alfred Pennyworth’s eyes in Polishing Silver. Superman got involved when some tigers from the Dhumavati Death Maze needed a home in The New Black, and now that there’s a litter of tiger cubs, he’s, well, you’ll have to read NMK Inc to find out.