Don't judge a cat by its coat. 
― Magdalena VandenBerg

K9s N Maestros

With Their Furry Friends

Carl Orff and feisty friend
Cole Porter with accompanist canine
Yehudi Menuhin with playful pal
Franz Schubert and faithful canine
Leonard Bernstein's interactive dogs
Igor Stravinsky with little pups

So True

How strange!
A dog is more humane than a human is.
― Debasish Mridha



source: Wikipedia

THE ANGORA CAT originated in Turkey. They are usually depicted as white cats with blue or green eyes, but also come in many colors and patterns, including tortie, tabby and calico.


They are fine-boned and elegant, with a wedge-shaped head, a long silky coat and a plumed tail, and often described as a "ballerina-like" cat.


Author Victor Seroff re Composer Claude Debussy: Debussy's cats were always Angora, always called the same name, and allowed to meander through his workplace. 

Amusing cartoon below:


Poodles Reign

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
- Rita Rudner


Chartreux Sunday

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Magdaleine Pinceloup de la Grange 
by Jean-Baptiste Perronneau 


Vintage Kitty

This video was made six years after the birth of cinema.
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Feline Friday

Gentle eyes that see so much,
paws that have the quiet touch,
Purrs to signal "all is well"
and show more love than words could tell.
Graceful movements touched with pride,
a calming presence by our side --
A friendship that takes time to grow --
Small wonder why we love them so.
Author Unknown

Chips, Stubby, Rin Tin Tin, N Jiggs

WAR DOGS who Served with Distinction!

CHIPS - internet photo
Chips, a German shepherd, collie and husky mix, received the Dickin Medal posthumously for his canine bravery during World War II. The dog’s most courageous effort occurred in 1943, as he and his handler, Pvt. John Rowell, were part of the 1943 invasion of Sicily. Chips broke free from Rowell on the beach and ran toward machine gun fire that was pinning down Allied service members. Chips attacked a hidden gun nest, biting German soldiers and pulling a smoking machine gun from its base. According to Rowell’s account of the pre-dawn raid, Chips grabbed one of the Germans by the neck and dragged him from the pill box. His comrades followed with their hands up.
A pit bull named Stubby served during World War I and was America’s most decorated war dog, according to the History Extra websiteSergeant Stubby (c1916–1926) was an American dog who served as the mascot of America’s 102nd Infantry Regiment during the First World War. Found in Connecticut in 1917 by members of the infantry, Stubby was stowed away on a ship to France by a young soldier called Robert Conroy and went on to participate in four offensives and 17 battles. Although the US military didn’t yet have an official “military working dog” program, Stubby’s instincts and charm made him a firm favorite with the men of  the regiment, who taught him how to raise his paw in a salute.

RIN TIN TIN - courtesy: Wikipedia
Rin Tin Tin was a military service dog before becoming a movie star, according to War History Online, which details the story of the soldier who rescued him and his siblings: It was September 15, 1918, just after the success of the Battle of Saint-Mihiel. Corporal Lee Duncan, an aerial gunner of the U.S. Army Air Service, was sent to the small French village of Flirey to find a suitable airfield for the 135th Aero Squadron. The area had been bombed, and while exploring it, he found a severely damaged kennel in which there was a German shepherd dog dying of hunger with a brood of five puppies. The eyes of her litter were still closed. At the end of the war in 1919, Duncan loaded the dogs onto a ship that brought them all to the USA.

JIGGS - internet photo
An English bulldog named Jiggs became a mascot for the Marines following his service during World War I.


When you set a good example to the world, 
you become a flag waving on the skies of the entire world! 
― Mehmet Murat ildan

Not Your Typical Dog Catcher

Q.  What is a dog catcher called?

A.  An individual who works for such an entity was once known as a dog catcher, but is generally now called an animal control officer, and may be an employee or a contractor – commonly employed by a municipality, county, shire, or other subnational government area.

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