The fonder of the Muslim faith approved of cats but felt dogs were unclean. He once cut off a sleeve in rder not to disturb his sleeping cat.
When the poet died his cat was put to death and mummified.
Cardinal Richelieu 1585-1642
This Prince of the Church reserved one of his rooms for cats, where overssers fed them chicken pates twice a day. When he died the overseers and cats were provided for.
Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965
The statesman enjoyed eating with his ginger kitten, Jock. Servants were often sent to find the pet so meals cound begin. Later on a stray black kitten turned up that he adopted which he later called Margate.
Albert Schweitzer 1875-1965
Although left-handed, Dr. Schweitzer would often write prescriptions with his right hand because his cat Sizi liked to sleep on his left arm and could not be disturbed.
Abraham Lincoln's cat, Tabby, was the first of several White House cats.
Alexander Dumas, the author of The Three Musketeers, owned a cat called Mysouff. This cat was known for his extrasensory perception of time. Mysouff could perdict what time his master would finish work, even when his master was working late.
Amy Carter, the daugher of Jimmy Carter, owned a number of cats including a Siamese cat with a peculiar name 'Misty Malarky Ying Yang'.
Artists Renoir and Monet
The French artists Renoir and Monet loved cats and put them in several paintings.
Charles Dicken's cat give birth to a litter of cats. Dickens only allowed one of these kittens to remain with its mother. The kitten was known as the 'Master's Cat'. The kitten would snuff out Dicken's candle in order to gain his attention.
Dr Samuel Johnson
Dr Samuel Johnson, the compiler of the first dictionary, had a pet cat named Hodge whom Johnson fed oysters and other luxurious treats.
Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain
Although Edgar Allan Poe used cats as symbols of the sinister in several of his stories, he himself owned and loved cats. Also his fellow writer, Mark Twain, was also a cat lover.
Edward Lear was known for writing the famous limerick 'The Owl and the Pussy Cat'. Lear was devoted to his cat named Foss. When Foss died, he was buried in Lear's italian garden.
Ernest Hemingway – Owner of 30 Cats
One of Ernest Hemingway's most unusual cat was a six-toed cat given to him by a ship's captain.
A thirteenth century Egyptian sultan left his entire fortune to the needy cats of Cairo. For many years afterwards homeless cats received a free meal daily.
Writers Paul Gallico, H.H. Munro, Walter de la Mare, Thomas Hardy, Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Beatrix Potter, and W.B. Yeats all owned and loved cats.
Bismarck was a large persian cat owned by Florence Nightingale.
Horace Walpole the British essayist wrote lovingly about his cats.
Pope Leo XII
Micette was a grayish-red cat with black stripes. Micette was born in the Vatican and lived among the pope's.
Rutherford B Hayes
The first Siamese cat brought to the United States was a gift to President Rutherford B. Hayes.
Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton, the scientist who first described the principle of gravity, also invented the swinging cat door for the convenience of his many cats.
Sir Walter Scott
Walter Scott owned a cat called Hinse. This Tomcat was known to terrorize Scott's dog.
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