Our Cats and All About Them

Their Varieties, Habits, and Management; and for Show, the Standard of Excellence and Beauty; Described and Pictured

Author: Harrison Weir
Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,929 / 211 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62
LoC Category: SF
Downloads: 733
Added to site: 2011.08.30
mnybks.net#: 30674
Genre: Instructional
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here are few short-haired cats on the island as there is no communication with the mainland except by boat. I want to improve my strain and get finer hair than the Cats now have. Yellow Cats are the most popular kind here, and I have succeeded in producing Cats of a rich mahogany colour with brushes like a fox. They hunt in the fields with me, and my Scotch terriers and they are on the most friendly terms." This, as a corroboration of the foregoing letters and the photographs, is, I take it, eminently satisfactory.

I have been shown a Siberian Cat, by Mr. Castang, of Leadenhall Market; the breed is entirely new to me. It is a small female Cat of a slaty-blue colour, rather short in body and legs; the head is small and much rounded, while the ears are of medium size. The iris of the eyes is a deep golden colour, which, in contrast to the bluish colour of the fur, makes them to appear still more brilliant; the tail is short and thick, very much so at the base, and suddenly pointed at the tip. It is parti

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