The Royal Treatment (another did you know?)

The popularity of cats around the globe can be traced to admiration in high places.  In seventh century Japan, for example, cats were the companions of Buddhist monks but became an integral part of Japanese society after A.D. 1000, when 13-year-old Emperor Ichijo introduced a litter of kittens at his… 

Sovereign of Dartmoor Zoo

Dartmoor Zoo

Our visit to Dartmoor Zoo didn’t start particularly well when we woke up to very heavy rain.  Since neither of us had brought anything to protect our cameras from rainwater, there was real concern that the day would turn out to be a washout.  Luckily, by the time we were ready… 

My favourite phrase of the day

“To err is human, to purr is feline”

Did you know….?

Cats have a tendency to be southpaws, leading more often with the left paw than with the right.  This fact was discovered after years of patient observation by Professor J. Cole of Oxford University