Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews



Boarding Houses for Victorian Cats: Holiday Care for the Family Feline

In the 1880s, cat boarding houses provided a safe place for traveling pet owners to leave their cats....

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Sporting Cats in the 19th Century

Even the best spaniels and retrievers couldn't compete with the “great skill” of a sporting cat....

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Classical Cats: The Feline Muses of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel

Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel were renowned cat lovers who famously allowed their feline muses to prowl at liberty while they composed....

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An Unlikely Friendship: The Cat and Mouse of Lord Lucan’s Bailiff

In the early 19th century, at the Earl of Lucan’s residence at Laleham, there was a very singular cat....

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Cat Funerals in the Victorian Era

In the Victorian era, bereaved pet owners commissioned undertakers to build elaborate cat caskets. Clergymen performed cat burial services. And stone masons chiseled cat names on cat headstones...

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A Bizarre Tale of Electric Streetcars and 19th Century Cats

The introduction of electric streetcars had an unexpected effect on the cats of San Francisco....

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Mimi’s books are also available at Penguin Random House, IndieBound and Powell’s, and at Amazon in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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