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 Paper trail 

Sneaky rats the enemy of paper the world overShips’ cats discovered rodents are big paper fans when Sam Cunard’s Britannia carried the Royal Mail says Able Sea-cat Bart with the inside story on negotiations for an allowance for post office cats and a tale of mice and manuscripts.   Read more

 

 I taut I taw a puddy tat! 

A highly sought-after canaryAble Sea-cat Bart turns this tall tale of a seafaring feline and a shipment of canaries on its head as a reminder that friendship can be where you least expect it.   Read more

 

 Big cats on board 

A tiger tattoo - a memento of a really BIG ships' cat?Able Sea-cat Bart shares two tales of friendship, fun and frolics with tiger cubs on board as honorary ships’ cats. He also reveals the role model for William Blake’s “Tiger, tiger burning bright” …   Read more

 

 Friend or foe? 

Charles Darwin's study of emotions in animals - an angry ships' cat and a submissive sea dog.When ships’ cats met seadogs was it war or peace? Depends, says Able Sea-cat Bart sharing happy families snaps of shipboard life plus Matthew Flinder’s Trim being rather a troublemaker to prove he was the undisputed master of the dogs onboard. Read more

 

 Curiosity nearly killed the cat 

Able Sea-cat Bart highlights the problem of doors and hatches blocking essential patrolling activities in Curiosity Nearly Killed the Cat. Exploring and seeing what’s going on is what seafurrers do, he explains in a cautionary tale of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more

 

 Purrlitzer Prize 

In Purrlitzer, Able Sea-cat Bart shares Alan Villiers’ story of the Joseph Conrad crew rowing to rescue the ship’s kitten that fell overboard. It’s a classic tale of the head-above-water courage of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more

 

 Spinning a yarn 

Spinning a yarn isn’t fake news, it’s a take-a-break equivalent to Grumpy Cat’s online antics. Sailors never let facts get in the way of a good story says Able Sea-cat Bart, tall tale curator of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more

 

 Nelson’s floating menagerie 

Nelson’s floating menagerie made room for one more after Trafalgar, the cat rescued from the sinking Santissima Trinidad. Able Sea-cat Bart shares another tale of seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more

 

 Roll out the barrel 

Roll out the barrel with tales of one cat saved from shipwreck riding a barrel to another shooting over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Enjoy these stories says Able Sea-cat Bart of the seafaring felines, the sailors’ pest controllers, shipmates, mascots and pets.   Read more

 

 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