Image from page 113 of "Our domestic animals, their habits, intelligence and usefulness;" (1907)
Subjects: Domestic animals
Publisher: Boston, Ginn & Co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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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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