LET’S BE PALS! – Odd Friendships End Old Feuds (Jul, 1940)
Is it just me, or does that cat look fake? If there is one thing the internet should be good at, it’s determining the authenticity of cat pictures. After all, that is what it’s made of (video).
LET’S BE PALS! – Odd Friendships End Old Feuds
A DOG that adopted twin mice, a cat that mothers a bloodhound, and a parrot that is chummy with a St. Bernard—these are the strange animal relationships pictured on this page
Fighting Rats With Special Cats (Mar, 1932)
When the cats takeover, remember, this is where it started.
I, for one, welcome our new feline overlords.
Fighting Rats With Special Cats
AT a cat farm in Le Havre, France, scientists are attempting to breed new kinds of cats which will pursue and eat rats so eagerly that they can be used to help rid ships and cities of the hordes of rats which now infest them.
The modern cat has been ruined by centuries of ease and dependence on mankind. Thus the natural instinct of rat catching has been so weakened that the average cat now is not worth, as a rat fighter, cost of keeping the cat alive.
It is believed that this weakened instinct is still dormant in the cat race and that by breeding cats for this special purpose and by keeping alive out of each generation of kittens only those that show good rat-catching powers, a race of rat-catchers can be produced which will surpass anything now known.
How to Photograph Cats (Oct, 1955)
Apparently Walter Chandoha is the man who invented the internet (video).
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Dogs Are Smart – How about Cats? (Jun, 1930)
I can’t speak for other people’s cats but mine is just stupid.
Dogs Are Smart – How about Cats?
Your Pet May Be too Proud to Learnâ€”or Just Stupid. Science Is After the Truth
By PRESCOTT LECKY
Department of Psychology, Columbia University
Are cats as smart as dogs? Judging from the experimental evidence so far secured, the answer is an emphatic “No.” In many scientific tests the dog has proved his superior intelligence. And if the question were put to a popular vote, there is small doubt that the dog would score an overwhelming victory.
But science is not yet ready to hand the dog the palm. The reason is that the cat possibly has not had a fair show. Because the dog is a gregarious, sociable animal that loves its master, is eager to please him, and is fond of praise, it is much easier for it to demonstrate its intelligence than it is for the cat. Solitary by nature and habit, indifferent to its master’s attitude and praise, the cat is difficult to “draw out.”