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
Play 02 General Characteristics, continued csheeler
Play 03 Food krzys
Play 04 On the Management and Treatment of Cats Kara Shallenberg
Play 05 Domestic Varieties MariaS
Play 06 On the Diseases of Cats Phil Schempf
Play 07 On the Diseases of Cats (continued) Phil Schempf
Play 08 Essay on Feline Instinct, part 1 Jill Engle
Play 09 Essay on Feline Instinct, part 2 Jill Engle