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The nineteenth century was a rough time to be a stray cat in New York City, but a few lucky ones were rescued. In The Cat Men of Gotham: Tales of Feline Friendships in New York, Peggy Gavan tells stories of firefighters, cops, athletes and politicians and the cats they welcomed into her hearts and homes. From Jerry Fox, a cat who patrolled Brooklyn and was credited with preventing crimes and alerting people to a fire, to Homicide, a cat who became the chief mouser at lower Manhattan’s police headquarters in 1934, to Bambino, who took up residence in Mark Twain’s New York home in 1904, these stories are sure to delight cat lovers. For a preview of the book, visit the New York Post.
If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, Dr. Bahr answered reader questions in our Ask the Cat Doc column, on Tuesday, we featured adorable cat fans to keep you cool, on Wednesday, mystery author Lucy Burdette shared the story of how she came to adopt her newest feline family member, on Thursday, we reviewed the Jackson Galaxy Butterfly Ball, and on Friday, we reviewed Lucy Burdette’s new mystery, A Deadly Feast.
Today’s video is for all the toilet paper artists among your kitties enjoy!
Photo of Bambino via New York Post
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