Herman the Cat – WWII US Coast Guard mouser

Herman the Cat a US Coast Guard ship's cat during WWII

I have to mention Herman the US Coast Guard mouser cat who was issued with a passport during World War II. He was officially commissioned into the service in 1943. His task as stated was to control the rodent population. He was a celebrity ship’s cat as he made the news at the time. …

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Modern day version of how domestic cats spread throughout the world?

This is a cute, loving cat story and to me it brings to mind the spread of the domestic cat many hundreds of years ago from the Middle East, and subsequently other countries, to all corners of the globe. A ginger, tabby and white female cat, who was pregnant, was probably seeking a den …

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Ernest Shackleton personally killed the ship’s cat

Sir Ernest Shackleton (15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was a famous polar explorer. He led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. He failed to become the first to reach the south pole. That honour went to Amundsen a Norwegian who used dogs in 1911. Shackleton was knighted for getting to within 112 miles of …

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