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Image from page 113 of "Our domestic animals, their habits, intelligence and usefulness;" (1907)

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Title: Our domestic animals, their habits, intelligence and usefulness;

Year: 1907 (1900s)

Authors: Voogt, Gos. de Wormeley, Katharine Prescott, tr Burkett, Charles William, 1873- ed

Subjects: Domestic animals

Publisher: Boston, Ginn & Co.

Contributing Library: The Library of Congress

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therefore, to keep white cats to save his grain,because where all is white a cat of a dark colorwould be seen more easily. A cat kept exclusively to hunt mice mustnot be deprived, as is sometimes the case, ofother food. To do so is more than imprudent.

 

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Making Acquaintance with Photography I THE CAT 93 In the first place, mice do notafford sufficient nourishment,and the hungry hunters willsoon learn to go after birdsand chickens ; or they will seekother food, often very injurious,and so fall ill and die. The patience of a cat whenwatching a mouse is really un-speakable, but as soon as thefavorable moment arrives itmoves forward, its belly toearth, gently shaking its hindquarters, that the elasticity ofits hind legs may be in com-munion with the rest of thebody ; then the spring is made,and it never misses its stroke.Trainers, bow your heads!Here Nature has trained, andthe pupil has absorbed thescience in its blood, in its mar-row, and in every muscle. XI. The Cats Way ofClimbing and Falling Young cats love to climb, apleasure readil\- granted tothem, for however hazardoustheir performances may appear,there is usually little danger.Thanks to its sharp claws a catcan climb a tree very rapidly,as can tigers and other felines ;the taste,

  

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Taken circa 1907