If your cats walk or pee on your keyboard, does it feel like it’s a cat conspiracy? Well it is, and it’s centuries old.
Last week we posted a picture of a 15th century manuscript with cat paw prints on it (http://www.catfaeries.com/blog/cat-paw-prints-on-a-15th-century-manuscript/). Here’s a 15th century manuscript that a cat peed on, with a complaint in Latin by the scribe (the vertical text).
Here’s what he had to say (from http://medievalfragments.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/paws-pee-and-mice-cats-among-medieval-manuscripts/)
“Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
Here is nothing missing, but a cat urinated on this during a certain night. Cursed be the pesty cat that urinated over this book during the night in Deventer and because of it many others too. And beware well not to leave open books at night where cats can come.
Do your cats walk on your keyboard? Back in the 15th century, they had the same problem. Here’s it’s cat paw prints in ink on the manuscript.
Medievalist Emir Filipovic found this at the State Archives of Dubrovnik, Croatia. It was then tweeted by book historian Erik Kwakkel.
In the fifties, author Ruthven Todd wrote a series of four children’s books about Space Cat and his adventures. The covers are darling. We’ve posted them below. You can find out more about Ruthven Todd here.
Some cat humor…
(Of course, never give anything to your cat that contains caffeine – it’s toxic for them!)
The nation’s largest pet insurance company lists the top ten names of 2012 for cats, dogs, and birds. None of our cats or bunnies have any of those names – what about your fur family?
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Melody sent this picture of Pumpkin playing with his Cat Faeries Catnip As-purr-agus (http://www.catfaeries.com/toys.html#as-purr-agus) and Corn on the Cob. Our toys are all handmade in the USA. Melody says “He sure loves them!!”