Famous Cats

There are many stories of famous cats. Some are stories of real cats, and some are purely fictional felines. But they all prove how very special our cats are.

Often people are surprised to find out how many famous felines there are in this world. I got the idea of collecting stories of these cats when I checked out an Abyssinian cat rescue site. There I found an interesting story of a cat who deserves to be famous. He was shot through by an arrow - and thanks to the efforts of very special people willing to help he survived and now spreads information about cruelty to animals. You will find the story of Second Chance Charlie below.

In time I hope to add stories to this page of exceptional cats. They all deserve to be told to prove how special cats can be.

I hope you enjoy these stories.

Against the Odds


handicapped cat

This is an amazing survival story. A tiny five-week-old Singapura kitten Precious was bitten by a poisonous spider and lost her legs. The vet kept on saying she should be euthanized. But little Precious decided she would live, and her breeder Fiona helped her to fight.

Here you find the story of little Precious.

Second Chance Charlie

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Here is a story of a lovable cat who survived the unimaginable - someone decided to use him as target for archery shooting. He was brought to the vet in severe condition with the arrow still stuck inside him... An amazing story of cruelty, survival - and hope.

(Photograph Copyright Norm Griggs of the Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital. Do not copy without permission from Norm.)

Click here for Second Chance Charlie's amazing story.

Mythological Cats

Maneki Neko

Maneki neko

How did a cat become a symbol of good luck, riches and fortune in Japan? Here are the stories behind the Maneki Neko - the Beckoning cat: how the cat saved a feudal lord, how it saved a geisha's life, helped a starvind old woman and an ill fishmonger - and also why it is called the Money Cat.

Click here to read about the Maneki Neko - the Japanese Good Luck Cat.


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This book travels with the King Tut - Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition on his world tour of ten cities from March 2018 onwards

Tutankhamun: In My Own Hieroglyphs tells the story, for older children, of the life and afterlife of the famous young pharaoh in his own words. Tutankhamun tells us about the trouble he got into as a child in Akhenaten's palace in the new city of Akhetaten, and how he became a boy pharaoh. As we learn, his life changed a lot when he died as a teenager, and long years of boredom started in his tomb with only his pet monkey Fingers and his treasure for company. He did meet some of the Egyptian gods, of course, and had fun scaring off tomb robbers, but it was mostly rather dull. Then one day, some new and strange people, including a Mr. Howard Carter, arrived and began to take all the treasures out of his royal tomb. Fortunately, through the eyes of his beautiful golden mask, Tutankhamun, could have fun again traveling around the world

Mr Mummific

An ancient friend of mine, Mr Mummific dictated a book about how he became a mummy - and I was his scribe and artist. The book is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

On my other website www.ancientagypt101.com he continues his stories about life in ancient Egypt.

Another hilarious adventure for children with Mr Mummific, the mummy with attitude. He now tells the story of his mishaps, misunderstandings and misadventures as he leaves his tomb through the False Door to embark on the complicated and dangerous journey to the Afterlife aboard the magnificent Ship of Millions. 

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Preview Nephlim Quest 1: Shadowhunter online


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