Catkin – What do you think of when you hear this word?

I usually limit myself to one or two posts a week (certainly not 3 in a weekend, as I’ve done now). You see that I had to make an exception for this amazing post from Katzenworld. Tarnegolita at Pet Zoo Shiller gives us a truly fascinating article that is also kindly and mindfully written. Check out this blog and leave a comment there to say hello. Mega hugs, Teagan.


What do you think of when you hear the word “catkin”? The first thing that comes to mind would be this, right?


Well… you might be surprised to learn that the word “catkin” has an alternate meaning. And yes, it has to do with cats.

In the past, I have written a few guest posts about cats who do unusual or human things (Working CatsCats with Jobs and Agility Cats). So this time, I thought it might be interesting to turn things around. What about humans who do cat things? Yes, they exist. And I’m not talking about people working in rodent control or people who sleep a lot.

Let me introduce to you the Otherkin. The word sounds as if it comes straight from a fantasy novel, and indeed the concept is fairly bizarre. The Otherkin are a community of people who believe they are animals…

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