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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.

January 13, 2017

January 13, 1890

Elmer Davis (January 13, 1890 to May 18, 1958) was famous as a news broadcaster but he saw himself firstly as a writer.  FDR put him in charge of the Office of War Information during the war. 

Elmer Davis said

"...the only identification that would be inscribed on any cat's collar would be - This is the cat's cat."

This was in an article "On Being Kept by a Cat" which Harpers published in September of 1938. He also wrote there that cats have a reputation for being evil and cruel. That's true, said Davis, and they have many other fine qualities also.

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