Famous cat lovers

famous cat lovers, nikola tesla, mark twain, charles dickensPope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger 1927-)

His cat – Chico, home-made shorthair cat in black and white adornment continues to live today in the old house of the poppies in Germany because pets are not allowed in the Vatican. Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahoney said in a journalistic question: “The rumors that the new Pope likes cats are not accurate.” The Pope loves cats.

Raymond Chandler (1888 – 1959, Detective novelist Philip Marlowe)

Chandler had a black Persian named Taki. He spoke of her as a man and often jokingly called her secretary because the cat loved lying on the drafts of her novels while she was studying them.

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965, British politician, British Prime Minister during the Second World War)

Churchill’s cat-Jock was up close to his owner-sharing his table, sleeping on his bed, and her attendance at the Cabinet’s military councils during the Second World War were almost unchanged. Churchill even sometimes sends staff to find the cat because he does not want to start dinner without her. According to the rumor, Jok was at the owner and in his last moments. It is known that besides him, Churchill also had another cat – Nelson (named after the British Admiral), as well as Parrot Kakadu.

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963, French poet, rookie, designer, director and box manager)

Jean Cottko dedicated his only child’s book “Drole de Menage” to a cataract – Carun, which he described as “The King of the Cat”.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870, Writer – Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, etc.)

Charles Dickens had a cat named Villaamena who gave birth to kittens in his office. Initially, he does not want to keep them, but can not be separated from one of the female kittens, which later became known as the “Lady’s Cat”. When he wanted to attract his attention, he allegedly had the custom of casting candles to read Dickens while he was working.

Т.С. Eliot (1888-1965, Laureate of the Nobel Prize for Literature, British poet and songwriter)

Т.С. Eliot was so much a cat lover that he even wrote a whole book of poems about them. It was called “The Book of Practical Cats of the Old Postum”. Eventually composer Andrew Loew Webber wrote poems and the result was one of the most successful musicians of all time – The Cats.

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961, Writer – “The Old Man and the Sea” and many others)

Hemingway shared his home in Key West with more than 30 cats.

Mohammed (570-632, prophet and founder of the Muslim religion)

Mohammed loved the cats. There was a legend that a cat named Meza had lying on his soft solace while he had to pray. In order not to wake him, he prefers to cut off his hand. Another legend says that at the place where Mohammed is placed, there are always several cats.

Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727, Scientist and Philosopher)

Sir Isaac Newton was not only a great lover of cats. He also invented a cat door that eliminated the problem of their constant moving out and into the house.

Nostradamus (1503 – 1566)

Nostradamus had a cat named Grimalkin, to whom he was very attached.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849, Writer)

Edgar Allan Poe uses cats as a symbol of evil. In reality he was their fan and shared the home with several cats.

Pierre Renoir (1841-1919, Artist)

The French artist Renoir loved the cats and even painted a few canvases in which he depicted them as a secondary object.

Cardinal Rochelle (1585-1642, French grateful and politician)

Cardinal Rochelle lives with dozens of cats, even building a shelter for them in Versailles. Leaving an inheritance to be used for their rearing after their death.

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943, inventor, physicist and engineer – made many discoveries in the field of technology and electricity)

It is claimed that the static electricity that occurred while macaling his cat named McCak made Nikola Tesla to begin studies in the field of electricity.

Mark Twain (1835-1910, American writer)

Mark Twain held 11 cats on his farm in Connecticut.


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