- File Size: 162 KB
- Print Length: 55 pages
- Publisher: Grace Elliot (December 21, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 21, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006IDCSBC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,141,531 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Cat Pies - feline historical trivia. Kindle Edition
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By Grace Elliot
I loved the history behind this book, if not what I always found out as I read it. Did they really make Cat Meat Pies in Victorian England? Read the book, the answer is in there. The history of the men that went from neighborhood to neighborhood to sell meat to cat owners is also in there, fascinating stuff.
How did black cats go from being worshiped in Egypt to being considered bad luck? Medieval Europe had a lot to do with it. Read all about it in this fascinating book along with other cat trivia.
I could not put this book down as I went from fascinating fact to the next. The veterinarian practices have come a long way. "Cats are no longer treated as small dogs." Is one line from the book, if you can imagine that was how veterinarians treated cats that were actually brought in, most weren't.
If you find history fun and interesting, if you find cats as fascinating a subject as I do, please, pick up this book. Five full stars for the fun and careful way this subject was presented. But do be careful if you are tender hearted, there is a story at the end that may cause you tears, there are facts in this book that may cause the same, but it was so much fun to read in spite of all that.
The book describes in depth the life of pet food sellers during the early part of the 1900's. It gives information about the meat they sell, the income they make and the character of these cat food sellers.
The book is very detailed and though cat and dog lovers would enjoy reading it. History buffs and people, who like trivia will love it too. Did you know there is a connection between cat meat sellers and Jack the Ripper?
The book discusses the nutritional value of the cat food and a funny part about famous cat owners. There is also information about why cats were important in Victorian England and Old Egypt. Some societies saw cats as evil and others saw them as divine.
The second part of the book is a sad, but funny story about a cat meat man and a few eventful days in his life.
All in all a very enjoyable book full of facts and fiction about cats.
People who love their cats are devoted pet caretakers and have been for millenia before Henry Mayhew wrote his statistics about the number of cats in London in 1861. "Cat Pies" goes through time and gives a lot of information about the cat's place in history and even who among the famous figures in history had a phobia to the furry friends. Times past haven't always been kind to our feline friends, and those sad tales are included.
If you love cats and like reading about them, there is a lot of information in this short collection of trivia about them. There are lots of quotes from writings of bygone days and it goes all the way back to ancient Egypt where the cat's importance was taken a lot more seriously than it sometimes is today. It's an enjoyable read and it doesn't take long to finish it.
There is a short story at the end of the historical part. I didn't particularly care for the story's subject matter, considering the short book was written for people who like cats. I thought it a bit offensive for those who truly love the feline species, but there is nothing to refute the fact that such things didn't happen then or now.
I'm glad that I took the free Kindle download offer and did not actually pay for this book. This is one of the most depressing collections of cat-related information and anecdotes that I have ever read. It is filled with sad and disturbing tidbits about how cats were mistreated, misunderstood and led miserable lives throughout history, excepting the enlightened Egyptians. And the short story at the end is completely depressing. This is not a book for cat-lovers looking for a charming and cheerful read. The purpose of it was unclear, but it was not entertaining or enlightening.
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