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.

July 12, 2017

July 12, 1931

Ruby Stein (July 12, 1931) thinks nothing of driving cross country to see family.  After a girlhood of hard Kansas farm work, a life raising five children, and a widowhood living with a son in Akron, Ohio, she just got in the car a few months ago, for a solo trip to see a granddaughter, and great grandchildren, in Gypsum, Colorado. Alone except for her cat, a torty named Nicky.  The return trip was the adventure: she got lost and then stranded in the winter (March) mountain wilderness. For five days she rationed her food (rice krispy bars) to two bites a day, as she waited to be noticed. There was plenty of catfood in the car, but she did not have to share with the cat, because two hikers came upon the car. The Denver Post has the whole story.

Including this picture, post rescue:

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