When the Forrest family moved from No. 1258 Sparse Street in Sandusky to No. 1263 Sparse Street, Aung San Suu Kitty, their Burmese cat, managed to find her way unaided from the old house to the new, by way of Mombasa.

Three of the world’s largest oil companies are owned by feline partnerships.

A Persian cat named Percival heroically saved his owners from a fire by deliberately knocking heavy objects off the dresser until they woke up. In so doing he partially atoned for having set the fire by deliberately knocking over the kerosene lamp.

Julian Hawthorne’s cat Rosemary actually wrote most of his novels, but Mr. Hawthorne loved her so dearly that he took the blame for them.

In ancient Egypt, cats were worshiped as gods, and expensive sofas were sacrificed to propitiate them.

When Dick Whittington was Lord Mayor of London, his cat (the second one he had owned), who controlled all access to the Lord Mayor, grew rich through bribery and corruption, and became Lord Mayor twice after Whittington’s death.

Jingles, a cat of indeterminate breed owned by Miss Felicity Barron-Crackle, has turned up his nose at a different brand of cat food every day since December 3, 2007.


  1. Paul says:

    It has been long rumored, President Grant’s cat Shiloh, long time companion and former ambassador to Persia, who in Grant’s own words, was always “ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity”, is buried in Grant’s tomb.

  2. Jared says:

    The leading expert on the occupancy of Grant’s Tomb, Mr. Julius Henry Marx, never gave any indication of this, hence I am unable to give credence to the rumor.

  3. raf says:

    Eh, there is nothing remarkable about these cats. All cats are like that.

  4. Peg says:

    From time to time there are reports of sightings of Shiloh the Cat. For example, a former co-worker saw him and actually spoke to him in a restroom in Salerno, Italy.

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