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My mom at home in Hartford, CT: packed and ready to leave for Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Fall 1965.

My mom at home in Hartford, CT: packed and ready to leave for Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Fall 1965.

Actress Jayne Mansfield with Her Daughter and Pets, July 1955. Photograph by Charles Nerpel. Source: Corbis.

Despite her hectic schedule, Hollywood’s new glamour girl always manages to spend time with her daughter, Jayne Marie, 4, product of an early marriage that ended in divorce. In on this particular act are Jayne’s two Persians, Sabrina and Ophelia. Jayne also extends her hospitality to an ordinary alley cat named Romulus, a Chihuahua, a Great Dane, two turtles and a rabbit.


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Actress Jayne Mansfield with Her Daughter and Pets, July 1955. Photograph by Charles Nerpel. Source: Corbis.

Despite her hectic schedule, Hollywood’s new glamour girl always manages to spend time with her daughter, Jayne Marie, 4, product of an early marriage that ended in divorce. In on this particular act are Jayne’s two Persians, Sabrina and Ophelia. Jayne also extends her hospitality to an ordinary alley cat named Romulus, a Chihuahua, a Great Dane, two turtles and a rabbit.

© Bettmann/CORBIS
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.

From the book Siamese Cats by Louise Van der Meid, 1960. Photographs by the author. Source: Open Library.

From the book Siamese Cats by Louise Van der Meid, 1960. Photographs by the author. Source: Open Library.

Right on Target by ColoradoStateUniversity on Flickr.

Woman milking a cow, State Agricultural College (now Colorado State University), circa 1921.

Apparently, doing this is/was a THING. Check out Nat Farbman’s photos of Blackie and Brownie catching squirts, from LIFE, 1954.

Right on Target by ColoradoStateUniversity on Flickr.

Woman milking a cow, State Agricultural College (now Colorado State University), circa 1921.

Apparently, doing this is/was a THING. Check out Nat Farbman’s photos of Blackie and Brownie catching squirts, from LIFE, 1954.

A lap with a very serious case of Kitten Head.
Dot with Fluffy by Yvonne Thompson on Flickr.

A lap with a very serious case of Kitten Head.

Dot with Fluffy by Yvonne Thompson on Flickr.

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.

From the book Siamese Cats by Louise Van der Meid, 1960. Photographs by the author. Source: Open Library.

From the book Siamese Cats by Louise Van der Meid, 1960. Photographs by the author. Source: Open Library.

Harold W. Scheffler: Photograph of Anne Scheffler with cats at Hopongo (New Paradise), Rendova, October 1967. Source: UC San Diego, Mandeville Special Collections Library, via Calisphere.
P.S.: VCL.

Harold W. Scheffler: Photograph of Anne Scheffler with cats at Hopongo (New Paradise), Rendova, October 1967. Source: UC San Diego, Mandeville Special Collections Library, via Calisphere.

P.S.: VCL.