Keeping Watch

 Life’s ups & downs 

In Life’s Ups and Downs, Able Sea-cat Bart relates the story of Matthew Flinder’s Trim, the ship’s cat who found going aloft hard to resist. He found coming down more challenging as do all seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets. But there were usually shipmates to assist.   Read more

 

 Watch out 

Watch Out is the story of a seafurrer whose vigilance and see-in-the-dark eyes were responsible for the ship avoiding an iceberg and safe arrival in Boston. Ships’ cats spot hazards their shipmates miss says Able Sea-cat Bart, story curator of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more

 

 Work stations 

While Shackleton’s Endurance battled pack ice, Mrs Chippy stuck to his work station despite the diabolical forces at work. This reveals the remarkable commitment to duty of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets, says Able Sea-cat Bart.   Read more