Barkley the Cat

David K. Israel

Why are Cats So Darn Popular on the Internet?

This is the question that's been on my mind a lot lately, and I want some answers! I've noticed over the years that some of our most popular posts have had something to do with cats. From LOLcats to cat games, from famous cats to your own cats, we've seen and written about "˜em all. But that doesn't help me answer the question: why are they so popular on the Internet?

I'm a dog person, so maybe my problem with all the unabashed cat-fuss is simple envy.

But, as the old saying goes, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. So here goes nothing: My brother adopted a kitten not too long ago and he's so caught up in the hubbub, he even wrote and shot a love letter for the feline (named Barkley) in the form of a music video. Check it out below and let us know what you think. If enough of you like it, maybe Barkley will start making semi-regular appearances on the blog. And maybe I'll fall into the fold then, too...