Fact About Cats
Some Famous Cats in Fact and Fiction
Cheshire cat a cat that could slowly disappear, leaving only its grin behind, as described in Lewis Carroll’s novel ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
Felix. One of the first great stars of the animated cartoon and the hero of Pat Sullivan’s cartoon strip series Felix the Cat.
Hodge. Favorite cat of Dr. Samuel Johnson, who is reputed to have bought fresh oysters personally each day and fed them to his pet.
Lucifer. A black angora, one of many cats that belonged to Cardinal Richelieu of France.
Mehitabel. The inscrutable cat that tells of her former life as Cleopatra in Don Marquis’ novel ‘the lives and times of archy and mehitabel’.
Muesso. He cat so loved by Mohammed that, according to tradition, he cut off his robe rather than disturb the cat, which was sleeping on it.
Selima. A real cat that belonged to Horace Walpole. Selima was immortalized by Thomas Gray in the poem Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat Drowned in a Tub of Goldfish.
Slippers. A gray cat with six toes, favored by President Theodore Roosevelt, who is said to have allowed the cat to appear at diplomatic dinners.
Tobermory. The cat whose ability to speak devastated the guests at a house party in the story ‘Tobermory, from The Chronicles of Clovis’, by Saki.