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Friday Catblogging: Did Mozart Like to Imitate Cats?

Maddy Shaw Roberts, at classicfm, writes that Mozart apparently liked to imitate cats. Here’s the tail as we know it:  This lovely little anecdote has been floating around since the 19th century. Karoline von Greiner Pichler, an Austrian novelist and former student of Mozart, describes her teacher in her 1843 memoirs, quoted in Otto Deutsch’s Mozart:…

Dog runs sweet potato stand in Hokkaido

One reads that a Japanese dog has significant managerial responsibilities — SAPPORO — A Shiba Inu dog that “manages” a baked sweet potato store alone in a residential area of this city is building a loyal following that matches the breed’s faithful reputation. Ken, the 4-year-old Japanese hunting dog in Sapporo, the capital of Japan’s…

Friday Catblogging: Well, British Cats, Perhaps…

Hannah Sparks reports that Big cats prefer the warm, spicy scent of Calvin Klein’s Obsession cologne: What drives the felines wild? The intoxicating aroma of Calvin Klein’s Obsession, according to zookeepers in the UK. A recent shortage of perfumes, which help to soothe the sometimes aggressive animals, has lead the Banham Zoo in Norfolk, England,…