The Cat: Its Natural History, Varieties and Management

Philip M. RULE ( - )

"The origin of the domestic cat (Felis domestica) is a subject about which there has been much conjecture and scientific discussion, but without any positive issue. Very long before the cat was kept in this country as a domesticated animal it was possessed by the ancient Egyptians in a tame state, and was, moreover, held in reverence by that remarkable and superstitious people, being regarded sacred to the goddess Pasht. As the domestic cat in different parts of the world will breed occasionally with the wild races of the locality, and as cats are conveyed from country to country, it is probable that our cats are of somewhat compound pedigree. It is considered probable that our fine English tabbies have a trace of the British wild-cat blood in their veins, although it may be obscure." - Summary by the author

Genre(s): Animals

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 General Characteristics Linda Dougherty
00:07:21
Play 02 General Characteristics, continued csheeler
00:19:06
Play 03 Food krzys
00:09:57
Play 04 On the Management and Treatment of Cats Kara Shallenberg
00:10:11
Play 05 Domestic Varieties MariaS
00:17:08
Play 06 On the Diseases of Cats Phil Schempf
00:18:25
Play 07 On the Diseases of Cats (continued) Phil Schempf
00:23:59
Play 08 Essay on Feline Instinct, part 1 Jill Engle
00:28:41
Play 09 Essay on Feline Instinct, part 2 Jill Engle
00:31:18