No matter how much cats fight,
there always seems to be plenty of kittens.
-- Abraham Lincoln
Years after I graduated from university, one of my first cousins and
his wife looked me up while stopping in Halifax, We had not seen each
other since my early teen years. They remembered me as a little girl,
always with cats.
I'm still, always with a cat in my home.
[Emigrant Ship crossing the seas]
Cats with extra toes on their paws have always been favourites of
mine. They are said to have come to New York on ships, who kept cats
on board to control the rats and mice. Several Highlanders who had
emigrated to the Carolinas before the American Revolution, sought new
homes in Canada at the end of the war. Many brought their pets with
them, including multi-toed cats.
Gaelic includes separate words for a male and a female multi-toed cat.
This makes me wonder if they originated, or were at one time,
residents of the Gaelic areas of Scotland. Can anyone tell me of their
Outstanding Cats I have known
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