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Purr 'n' Fur is now 10 years old and continues to grow, with a wide selection of different sections and articles for the enjoyment of cat lovers.
The site is added to three times a year, normally in spring, summer and winter, with new material, updates and amendments.
The Winter 2013/14 batch is now completed.


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Most recent additions at Purr 'n' Fur
(for links to all main sections, see Contents list further down the page)


December 2013/January 2014
Now complete, although there may be one or two more additions before our next main batch in April/May


Church Cats: Pushkin of the Birmingham Oratory met Pope Benedict in 2010
Museum Cats: Oswald is cat-in-charge at Stirling's Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Scotland
Cats with Disabilities and Burns: Justin - Caffrey - Gracie
Hotel Cats: Feline bed-warmers in Wabasha, Minnesota
Working Cats: Political felines - Tuxedo Stan and Earl Grey from Canada + Morris of Mexico
Adventures: Two more cats rescued from Afghanistan - Mousetrap + Tinker Bell
(see also Koshka below)
Store Cats: Boss-cat Socks at the Bournville Garden Centre near Birmingham
Working Cats: Service cat Patch from Corpus Christi, Texas

Library Cats: in the UK, Ziggy can often be found at his local library in Shrewsbury, Shropshire,
and we have also added to our page for European Library Cats
Rail Cats: station cat Alfie of Rushden in Northamptonshire joins our page for British railway felines
Famous: following in Towser's paw-steps, Barley is the current distillery cat at Glenturret/Famous Grouse in Scotland
Philately: our latest review of cats on stamps
Feline Folios: more book reviews at the top here and continuing here

Adventures: page revised and updated for Oscar the Bionic Cat
Famous: updates for Larry of Downing Street and Street Cat Bob
Adventures: traveller Pikachu tragically lost his life in the summer
Adventures: update for Koshka rescued from Afghanistan - he's the ASPCA's Cat of the Year
+ a number of smaller amendments and additions throughout the site


A small selection from earlier batches

Wartime Cats: in the midst of the Vietnam war Meo, the Cat from Hué found a friend and safety
Museums: Jock of Chartwell - the most recent in a line of ginger cats at the home of Sir Winston Churchill
Page for Street Cat Bob and James Bowen extensively revised and updated
Fragments: the Two Bobbies - Bob Cat and Bobbi the dog - survivors of Hurricane Katrina
Church Cats: from Wells in Somerset, Maisie at the Bishop's Palace

Fragments: Alfie the Chepstow cat became the town's unofficial mascot
Working Cats: Mayor Stubbs from Talkeetna, Alaska
Wartime: the Australian Animals in War Memorial at Canberra
Famous: pages updated for Kiddo the airship cat + Colin's Cat + Peter the Home Office cat(s)
Adventures: brother and sister kittens Puce & Guiton crossed the Atlantic on a tiny, primitive raft - page updated
Church Cats: the resident cat at Canterbury Cathedral - Laptop - sadly passed away in mid-September



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Purr 'n' Fur Contents

Click on any of the titles below for the index page for that section
with a full list of contents


Famous Felines
Cats who became better known than the average feline


Featuring Felines
Real-life stories and adventures of cats, under the headings
Cats' Adventures & Travels  ::  Cats in Wartime  ::  Church Cats  ::  Library Cats  ::  Museum Cats  ::  Practice Cats
and a subsection for other Working Cats


Fabled Felines
Cats in fables, fairytales and festivals


Feline Fun
Light-hearted stuff about cats, including jigsaws, quotations, amusing photos,
a crossword puzzle and pairs game, links to other fun stuff, and our gallery of British pub signs picturing cats


Feline Folios
Summaries and details of cat books which have given us pleasure


Fans of Felines
Well-known or famous people noted for their liking of cats


Feline Fragments
A miscellany of 'cat stuff' that doesn't really fit into other categories,
with a sub-set we've called Mini Fragments for a miscellany of short news items past and present


Feline Philately: Cats on Stamps
Fully illustrated reviews of cat stamps from around the world
from 2000 to the present, pages of 'cat postmarks' from various countries,
and an article about thematic collecting


Feline Flotsam
A small collection of original desktop wallpapers for free download, and some cat-related fonts


About Purr 'n' Fur


Links to other sites
Please be aware that in general it's not Purr 'n' Fur's policy to exchange links with other sites,
and we prefer to limit our links to those that are relevant to the topics we write about.
By all means ask if you think you have a suitable link to suggest,
but please don't be offended if we decline.

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Our featured feline: the beautiful marmalade character taking pride of place here on our home page was a Dutch kitten called Dabbe, belonging to colleagues who worked at the same college as I was in eastern Holland. Trust a cat to find the sunniest spot! — and his stripes contrasted beautifully with the duvet he was sitting on (Dec 1989).



Purr 'n' Fur was last updated on 2 February 2014

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