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 You’ve got mail 

You got un-nibbled mail in the early days, because post office cats and ship’s cats dealt with the roving rodents. A bit of practical history from Able Sea-cat Bart, story curator of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more

 

 Pirate pickings 

Pirate Pickings, William Dampier’s tale of hungry buccaneers with dwindling food supplies, shows how grumbling tums become mutinous minds. Despite this, the men shared the meagre supplies with the ships’ cats reports Able Sea-cat Bart, story curator of the seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more

 

 Great barrier grief 

HMS Pandora with the captured Bounty mutineers on board came to grief on Great Barrier Reef, but they rescued the ship’s cat from the sinking ship. It’s gripping shipping news says Able Sea-cat Bart, story curator of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more

 

 First aid 

First aid reveals the confidential correspondence between skippers of the hospital ship USS Solace and destroyer USS Bell 1919–20 regarding the disappearance of Solace’s ship’s cat Thomas Whiskers. Able Sea-cat Bart, story curator of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets, investigates a possible catnipping here.   Read more

 

 Fur & feathers 

Fur and Feathers is an extraordinary tale of South Shetlands sealing, shipwreck, survival, and the Cora’s ship’s cat buddying up to the local penguins. You couldn’t invent this says Able Sea-cat Bart, story curator of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more

 

 Nine lives 

This ship’s cat used up a couple of his nine lives when he fell overboard and fought off albatross reckons Able Sea-cat Bart. But he was rescued reports the story curator of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more

 

 Cats & canaries 

In this Disney-worthy cat and canaries classic, it took six men to keep ship’s cat out of a hold with 40,000 canaries. A shipping news tall tale reckons Able Sea-cat Bart, story curator of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   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

 

 Brush with fame 

Blackie, ship’s cat on HMS Prince of Wales, witnessed one of the most momentous events of World War II, the Atlantic Charter Conference with Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt. Talk about brush with fame says Able Sea-cat Bart, story curator of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more

 

 Winging it 

In Winging It, read how Jenny, the ship’s cat, catches flying fish and provides a fresh-is-best portion of the sailors’ diet. Flying fish landing on deck is like having room service reckons Able Sea-cat Bart in this true tale of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more