England’s First Feline Show

On the theory (now proven) that pictures of Cats make us happy, I reblog this post from PawsNReflect. We owe a lot to Mr. Harrison Weir. (Mr. Weir capitalized the C in cat, so I shall follow suit.)

Paws N Reflect

In the 1860s, the cats of England were suffering from a major image problem. Then came one man who, with his unabashed adoration of his feline friends, shook up the cat world for good: Harrison Weir, organizer of England’s first cat show. More

An 1892 painting by Carl Kahler, entitled My Wife’s Lovers. (Image: Public Domain

Harrison Weir, organizer of England’s first cat show.

Fulmer Zaida, a champion show cat born in 1895 who ended up earning over 150 prizes. (Photo: Public domain)

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