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rosyelf
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(11/22/06 10:06 am)

White Cats

Having recently acquired a beautiful all-white cat (she came from a rescue home) I am keen to hear of tales and stories involving white cats. I understand that there are many, but apart from Mme d'Aulnoy's La Chatte Blanche (which I love) I can't seem to find any. I'm not focussing on any particular culture, just the motif of the white cat.

In advance, thank you.

AliceCEB
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(11/22/06 11:31 am)


Re: White Cats
Was Dick Whittington's (sp?) cat white?

Alice

rosyelf
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(11/22/06 3:23 pm)

White cats

Hum, I don't really know. Apparently, there is no evidence that the rea-life historical Dick Whittington had a cat at all, but I don't think the COLOUR of the cat is mentioned in the stories. Certainly, I've seen Dick Whittington illustrations where the cat is white, but other illustrations where it is a black cat, or another colour.

KathieRose
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(11/23/06 7:17 am)

White cats
You might enjoy a book by Patricia Dale-Green entitled The Archetypal Cat-- about half the book focusses on the White Cat in myth and folklore. Published in 1963 by Spring Publications in Dallas. I think it's still in print.

Kathie

Rosemary Lake
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(11/23/06 9:52 pm)

tutor
There was quite a thread here not long ago about a story with a princess imprisoned with a (white?) cat (who was her tutor?). Iirc it turned out to be a story by Nesbit or someone like that, but a great many white cats were discussed. :-)

rosyelf
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(11/24/06 3:29 am)

White cats


Thank you, KathieRose and Rosemary Lake, I'm off to search for those books !

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