Salt and Katie, from Salt and the Sea Venture, were some of the first English cats to settle in the New World. If you have a cat, it is probably a descendant of Salt and Katie.
I met this week’s descendants, Splat and Jet on twitter. I strongly suspect their companion, @ on does the tweeting for them at the Twitter site, Bagpuss Kitty.
Here’s Splat, he got his name because he always looks like he fell to the floor in a… you guessed it, Splat.
I think he’s lovely, and just like Toady from Salt and the Sea Venture, he takes a strong interest in his vittles.
His partner is Jet. Her name obviously comes from her beautiful black fur.
What is really special about these two is that they are a bonded pair. When they were rescued from an animal shelter by their companion, they could not be separated. They were so closely bonded that they had to go to their new home together. Who says cats aren’t loyal?
I’m happy to share these two darling descendants with you.
Do you have a cat? If so, they are probably a descendant to Salt and Katie. I’d love to hear from you, so they can be included on the blog, and maybe in a future book!