Cat Stories – Steer Wrestling, James A. Murtha

Here is an excerpt from The Adventures of Kalamazoo recently published by James A. Murtha, a cat lover.  If you’d like to read more of his stories, click here to visit his website. One Sunday afternoon, Kalamazoo and I channel-surfed from the couch, for me a mindless respite from the classroom and for him a […]

The Philanthropist and the Happy Cat, H.H. Munro (Saki)

H.H. Munro, or Saki (his penname) (1870-1916, British) was a great lover of cats as many literary talents have been and are.  He wrote two other short stories regarding cats: Tobermory and The Achievement of the Cat.  We’ll leave those for other posts.  Here he equates the cat, Attab, with Jocantha the main female character. […]

Cat Stories – TOBERMORY by “Saki” H.H. Munro

From  THE CHRONICLES OF CLOVIS   by “SAKI” (H. H. MUNRO) TO THE LYNX KITTEN, WITH HIS RELUCTANTLY GIVEN CONSENT, THIS BOOK IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED     TOBERMORY It was a chill, rain-washed afternoon of a late August day, that indefinite season when partridges are still in security or cold storage, and there is nothing […]

CALVIN (A Study in Cat Character)

XIX. Calvin (A Study of Character) Charles Dudley Warner (1829–1900) The famous American author made famous for her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), had a Maltese cat named after her husband Calvin.  When Stowe had to move she gave the large cat to Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900) who grew to love the […]