previous cats and cats from the past
cats with ladies
cats with gentlemen
cats with children
cats with people you might have heard of
cats in the military
cats at sea
cartoons, art, and illustration
cats on matchboxes
cats wearing bows
possibly not okay and/or sad
how not to hold a cat
find the cat
a kitten in a maze
a cat falling in slow motion
a swimming cat
my pet lion
the adventures of sam
gjon mili's cat blackie
monkey the cat and his hats
rabougri: chat de gouttiere
black cat auditions for tales of terror
los angeles cat show
the krueger family
the trimpey family
cats in baskets and other containers
cats in motion
cats in labs
cats in wisconsin
cats in people clothes and/or doing people things
cats and dairy
cats and corn
cats and yarn
cats and non-cats
From the U.S. Naval Institute’s Cats and the Sea Services page:
War Veteran “Pooli,” who rates three service ribbons and four battle stars, shows she can still get into her old uniform as she prepares to celebrate her 15th birthday. The cat served aboard an attack transport during World War II.
Los Angeles, 1959.
Check out this post I put up on BuzzFeed Community today: 35 Cats at Sea.
Above: Photograph by Beadell, S. J. (Lt.), Royal Navy official photographer, Nov. 1941. From the collections of the Imperial War Museums (item A 6410), via Wikipedia:
A group of sailors surround the ship’s cat “Convoy,” as he sleeps in a miniature hammock on board HMS Hermione. According to the original caption, “Convoy” is in the ship’s book and provided with full kit. The cat obtained his name because of the number of times he accompanied the ship on duty patrols.
More on ships’ cats here.
[Coal is in short supply], cartoon by Leslie Gilbert Illingworth, 1941. Source: Cartoon Collection, Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru/National Library of Wales.
A soldier sleeps and a woman is frying sausages over a candle. There are coal coupons in an unlit fireplace.
‘Whisky’ the cat, pet and mascot of HMS Duke of York (ca. 1940s). Source: National Maritime Museum on Flickr.
This photograph is featured in Arctic Convoys, a new photographic exhibition looking at the experiences of those who served on the Arctic Convoys. It’s on at the National Maritime Museum until March 2012, www.nmm.ac.uk/convoys/
John Phillips, A cat in a carrier during an air raid, 1941. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.
A woman demonstrating the proper way to safely pick up an excited cat in the event of first aid being required due to an air raid. John Phillips, 1941. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.
"After the smoke of battle had cleared on Betio Island, Tarawa, this tiny kitten crept out from beneath a wrecked Japanese tank, to receive a drink from a U.S. Marine," 1943. Source: U.S. Naval Institute.