Delighted to read today that the writer, Mark Twain had an enduring love of cats, in fact had more respect for them than people. Apart from his famous 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, he wrote a book called 'Concerning Cats: Tswo tales by Mark Twain'
He lived with around 19 cats throughout various periods of his life and gave them imaginative names like Apollinaris, Beelzebub, Buffalo Bill, Soapy Sal, Pestilence, Satan, Sin, Sour Mash, Tammany, Zoroaster, Blatherskite and Bambino.
Twain loved being with cats, so much so that he would try and “rent” other people’s kitties when he was on vacation.
Twain was not the only cat lover in the literary world, giant with a fondness for cats, his fellow 19th and 20th-century American authors Ernest Hemingway, Patricia Highsmith and of course T.S. Eliot, all shared his passion for all things feline. “When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction,” he said. I heartily agree!