Purr 'n' Fur, a site for cat lovers


Purr 'n' Fur
is all about cats

There are numerous cat websites, but
we think cat lovers will agree there's
no such thing as too many cats!


Now online for eleven years, Purr 'n' Fur 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 the spring, summer/autumn
and winter, with new material, updates and amendments.
The Summer/Autumn 2014 batch is complete.

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

September/October 2014
(we'll be back with more in late December/January)

Famous: Hamish McHamish of St Andrews in Scotland - well known cat-about-town who died in September 2014
Adventures: meet beautiful white cat Seamus – kayaker and cyclist!
Cats in Films: several additions - Crookshanks, D.C., General Sterling Price, Jake, Pepper and Pyewacket
Theatre Cats: for 21 years Marzipan was the much-loved resident cat at the Astor Theatre in Melbourne, Australia
(above her, see also the entry for Kallie of the Capitol Theatre in Rome, New York State)
Railway Cats: additions to Railway Cats from Britain
Famous: the Glenturret Distillery in Scotland lost both Barley and young successor Peat in less than a year

Railway Cats: colour photos added of Tiddles who lived at Paddington Station in the 1970s
Fragments: a bronze sculpture of Sam in London remembers his owner, campaigner Patricia Penn
Adventures: the barque Picton Castle, Chibley's home for many years, now has two new ship's kittens, Fiji and Suva
Fragments: Europe's first cat café opened in Vienna — it's now been followed by others worldwide
Philately: our latest review of cats on stamps
Fragments: The White Cats of Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia
Mini Fragments: a few more short items of feline interest, past and recent

+ a number of smaller amendments and additions throughout the site

A selection from earlier batches

Famous: account of space cats Félicette and Félix rewritten — it turned out that Félix didn't exist!

Our three pages for American Library Cats underwent a major overhaul,
with many entries added and previous ones updated
Libraries  A-GH-NO-Z

Museum Cats: Jock VI is the new cat-in-charge at Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill's former home
Police Cats: Pringles of the County Sheriff's Office, Newberry, South Carolina
Church Cats: Pangur lives close to Wells Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace, and often invades Louis' and Maisie's domains
Museum Cats: Percy Katz of Joplin, Missouri now has company - Crystal and Roxie
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

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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

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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.

Smiling Cats bar

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 3 November 2014

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