Posts Tagged ‘selina’s preserve’

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R-E-S-P-E-CAT

March 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.

Caroline Sharp and Sekhmet - A trip to the museum to prepare for recording Cat-Tales Audio Books.  Sekhmet Approves

Sekhmet Approves

Selina Kyle's Cats-Whiskers and Nutmeg

Selina’s Cats Whiskers and Nutmeg were introduced very briefly in Cat-Tales: Normal and quickly learned to steal every scene they appeared in. By the time they moved into Wayne Manor in Splitzville, it was their series.They have quite a fan base, and the story of how Selina came to own them was the subject of an Ask Catwoman question last year.

Whiskers Manifesto - Words of Wisdom from Catwoman's Cat

In String Theory, Jason Blood came to the manor and, able to speak the lost tongue by which the priests of ancient Egypt spoke with divine and mortal cats, he is told Whiskers design for living – as well as his opinion on a few other things.

The Hour of Second Napping - A Cat-Tale retold from Whiskers and Nutmeg's POV

The Hour of Second Napping – A Cat-Tale retold from Whiskers and Nutmeg’s POV

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I tried. Nobody can say I didn’t try.

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.

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Showcasing Selina’s Preserve: The Catitat

January 12, 2013

Last month’s Pinterest board of Catwoman Loot proved to be quite popular, so this time, we’ve got another terrific collection visuals celebrating another facet of Selina’s world: the private Big Cats preserve that all that loot pays for.

Remember when Catwoman had a cat theme? In Cat-Tales her stealing pays for a Big Cats preserve called The Catitat

Cat-Tales Readers know The Catitat as Selina’s private preserve, built and maintained with the proceeds of Catwoman’s thefts, it is home to Nirvana, her favorite ocelot, Shimbala, the largest tiger in captivity, Myk and Brii the caracals, and countless others. Here, it will be home to the most beautiful pictures of Big Cats that I can find.  Click here.

CT readers first heard about the Catitat way back in Cat-Tales #2 Normal, where they met Nirvana the ocelot but it wasn’t until Polishing Silver: The Journal of Alfred Pennyworth that we got our first real look inside the cabin.  The Superman of an alternate universe was impressed into service to do some landscaping in String Theory, which gave our Selina an idea when he wanted her to take in some tigers from a Justice League mission in The New Black, and repercussions from that continued into Riddle Me-Tropolis.  Trophies revealed some surprising details from the preserve’s history – details neither Bruce nor Selina were aware of before the readers found out (A Cat-Tales first!)

Those are the most significant references that I can think of.  Tweet me if you have more to add.

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A Catitat Christmas

December 23, 2012
Selina's ocelot Nirvana waiting for Santa

Selina’s ocelot Nirvana waiting for Santa

Anyone who reads Cat-Tales knows that the Catitat is Selina’s Big Cat Sanctuary, created and supported for years by Catwoman’s felonious activities…

Anyone who reads this blog knows that we’ve seen Halloween at the Catitat and Thanksgiving at the Catitat, so they’ve probably been expecting this  It is the next logical step in the progression…

Anyone who has cats knows that nothing says Christmas like DESTROYING THE BIG SPARKLY NEW THING!

As usual, the real life Big Cats footage is from the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida.  They’re good people, and their gift shop has Sponsor a Cat packages that would make more creative last minute Christmas Gifts than a Starbucks gift card, y’know what I mean?

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Thanksgiving at the Catitat

November 21, 2012

In the earliest Cat-Tales, it was established that much of Catwoman’s activities funded a Big Cats preserve called the Catitat.  We met her favorite, the ocelot Nirvana in CT#2: Normal, but it wasn’t until this week’s featured tale Polishing Silver, that we got such a detailed look at the preserve and its residents.  Much of Selina’s Catitat, her cabin there, her ocelot, tiger and caracals are based on the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida, whose residents are featured here enjoying some Thanksgiving turkeys.

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Pumpkin Massacre at the Catitat

October 1, 2012

Selina’s preserve The Catitat is one of the enduring features of Cat-Tales.  To the Big Cat fans who can’t get enough of her tiger Shimbala, ocelot Nirvana, caracals Mik and Brii, etc. enjoy this video from a real Big Cat Rescue.  It’s PUMPKIN MASSACRE MONTH!

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