By Sam Stall
A hundred Cats Who Made a Difference
If you don't think that one cat has the ability to change civilization, then you've evidently by no means heard of Tibbles (p. 12), the cat who single-handedly burnt up a complete species. Or Ahmedabad (p. 61), a Siamese kitten who sparked riots all through Pakistan. Or Snowball (p. 14), the cat who helped to convict dozens of murderers and criminals. Or Felix (p. 155), the 1st cat to discover outer space.
These are only 4 of the a hundred Cats Who replaced Civilization, and this booklet honors their extra-ordinary contributions to technology, historical past, artwork, govt, faith, and extra. You'll meet a cat who filed a lawsuit (p. sixty six) and a cat who was once slapped with a restraining order (p. 75). You'll meet cats who've encouraged nice works of literature (p. ninety) and classical song (p. 102). You'll even meet a cat who telephoned the police to save lots of the lifetime of his proprietor (p. 162). those superbly illustrated actual tales are a tribute to the intelligence, bravery, and loving nature of cats around the globe.
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