The Catpreneur — cat history

Mark Twain And His Cats

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Mark Twain, AKA Samuel Clemens, turned his signature wit to a number of subjects–boyhood, the legend of King Arthur and even cats. “If man could be crossed with the cat,” he once wrote, “it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat."Read more at Smithsonian.com 

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Catnip Riot

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In 1909, New York City businessman G. Herman Gottlieb was looking for a way to make a quick buck. He found it in a wooded section of Northern Manhattan, where wild catnip grew. After harvesting two baskets full of the plant, Gottlieb headed downtown to Harlem, intending to sell the product to residents with pampered felines. Read more at Mental Floss.

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Paddles: New Zealand's First Cat

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Paddles is fast becoming Twitter’s favorite feline. The adorable puss is set to become New Zealand’s first cat following the election of her owner, Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, to prime minister. From the looks of the @FirstCatofNZ Twitter feed, she’s already making the most of her new found fame: Read more at Huffington Post   Hi, I'm Paddles and I am the First Cat of New Zealand. I have opposable thumbs, I'm purrty special. pic.twitter.com/MPkxdhWCRu — Paddles (@FirstCatofNZ) October 21, 2017

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Hollywood Walk Of Cats

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Whether man-eating lion or adorable kitty, cats have occupied important roles in some of our favorite films. Here are 100 of the most iconic movie cats (big and small) of all time.

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Out of this World

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More than half a century ago, a Parisian street cat was launched into space by the French space program. She returned alive, was euthanized and studied by scientists who were interested in the effects of anti-gravity on a living organism.But the legacy of Félicette was quickly forgotten by history and Matthew Guy is on a mission to change this. Read more at Global News

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