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los angeles cat show
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New post on BuzzFeed Community: You Can Milk A Cow Into Cat.
Photo by Nat Farbman: Cats Blackie & Brownie catching squirts of milk during milking at Arch Badertscher’s dairy farm, 1954. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

New post on BuzzFeed Community: You Can Milk A Cow Into Cat.

Photo by Nat Farbman: Cats Blackie & Brownie catching squirts of milk during milking at Arch Badertscher’s dairy farm, 1954. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

This is Mrs. Carolyn Swanson and Baby, her seeing eye cat. Baby won a medal. I posted more about it on BuzzFeed Community here.
Photo: Loran Smith: Seeing Eye Cat, February 1947. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

This is Mrs. Carolyn Swanson and Baby, her seeing eye cat. Baby won a medal. I posted more about it on BuzzFeed Community here.

Photo: Loran Smith: Seeing Eye Cat, February 1947. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Photograph by Wallace Kirkland, Illinois, 1945. Source: LIFE Photo Archive.

Two young girls from inner city of Chicago playing with kittens and talking to a farmer during their stay on a farm that is part of the “Adventures in Brotherhood” experiment being conducted by a Presbyterian church.

Photograph by Wallace Kirkland, Illinois, 1945. Source: LIFE Photo Archive.

Two young girls from inner city of Chicago playing with kittens and talking to a farmer during their stay on a farm that is part of the “Adventures in Brotherhood” experiment being conducted by a Presbyterian church.

Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1944. Source: LIFE photo archive, hosted by Google.

Author W. Somerset Maugham (L) sitting with poet Max Eastman (R) and holding ‘Celestial’ and ‘Thistle,’ Eastman’s Persian cats, with ‘Frosting,’ Eastman’s white collie, at their side during Maugham’s summer on Cape Cod.

Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1944. Source: LIFE photo archive, hosted by Google.

Author W. Somerset Maugham (L) sitting with poet Max Eastman (R) and holding ‘Celestial’ and ‘Thistle,’ Eastman’s Persian cats, with ‘Frosting,’ Eastman’s white collie, at their side during Maugham’s summer on Cape Cod.

“Ettie relaxing on her bed reading Esquire, with her cat and phone close by.”  Photograph by George Silk, Shanghai, China, 1946. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Ettie relaxing on her bed reading Esquire, with her cat and phone close by.”  Photograph by George Silk, Shanghai, China, 1946. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

George Silk, Los Angeles cat show, 1952. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

George Silk, Los Angeles cat show, 1952. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Loran Smith: Seeing Eye Cat, February 1947. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

Loran Smith: Seeing Eye Cat, February 1947. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

“An old woman working in the old fashioned kitchen while the young girl plays with her kitten." Photograph by Bernard Hoffman, Maine, 1942. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.

An old woman working in the old fashioned kitchen while the young girl plays with her kitten." Photograph by Bernard Hoffman, Maine, 1942. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.