The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac
of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.
August 10, 2009
Aug. 10, 1500
On August 10, 1500 Madagascar was discovered by Europeans. This land of diverse and unique species is the home to many types of lemurs. Of interest to us is the fact that in the late 19th century, at one of the early British cat shows, a lemur was showed as a cat, and no one realized til afterwards that this strange cat was not even feline.