The revival of the German Rex

The revival of the German Rex By Tony Batchelor, Snugglebugs, Denmark.(Reprinted with permission) First I will tell the story from the earliest days to the present. I will then add an appendix that attempts to summarise the known facts regarding the mutation that started the breed, together with some speculations of my own about the later genetic inheritance. The story of the German…

The Book of the Cat

By Francis Simpson, printed in 1903. Here we present a few chapters from Francis Simpson's "The Book of the Cat", printed in 1903. The pictures are from the same book. Chapters The Maine CatsWhite PersiansBlack PersiansBlue PersiansSilver or Chinchilla PersiansCream or Fawn PersiansOrange PersiansSilver Tabby PersiansSmoke PersiansTortoiseshell PersiansTortoiseshell-And-White PersiansSiamese CatsShort-haired Cats Mexican Hairless Cats      The Maine Cats From…

Our Cats

Our Cats By Harrison Weir, printed in 1889. Here we present a few chapters from "Our Cats", written by Harrison Weir in 1889. The drawings of the cats in his book were also made by him. Harrison Weir was the one who arranged the first cat show in England, in Crystal Palace, London, 1871. He was also the one who…

Manual 1934

Manual on how to treat a cat Below you'll find the text of "Handleiding voor de behandeling van de Kat" by L.J. Quarles van Ufford, printed in 1934. The original language of this booklet is Dutch.      The Cat   A slogan in a treatise about songbirds, caged birds and canary birds states: "One should empathise with their animals".With…

Illustriertes Katzenbuch

Illustriertes Katzenbuch   By Jean Bungartz, printed in Berlin 1896. Here we present a chapter from "Illustriertes Katzenbuch", written by Jean Bungartz in 1896. Bungartz has also made the beautiful drawings of the cats in the book. The original language in this book is German. In Bezug auf Bildungen von Rassen, hat die Hauskatze so Ziemlich ihre Selbständigkeit gewahrt und…

Cats in Thailand

Cats In Thailand in the 1960s' The following article about a journey to Thailand was written by Daphne Negus, who has bred Korat cats with the cattery name Si Sawat since 1964. Here she tells the story about how she went to Thailand to bring home Korats for her and her friends' breeding programs. The article was published in CFA's…

Birman History

Birman History Origins The Birman is said to have originated in western Burma; and certainly cats with similar markings are recorded in documents from ancient Thailand. One story claims that a pair was given as a gift to an Englishman named Major Gordon Russell and his friend August Pavie by the priests of the Khmer people; another that the cats…