Today’s descendant is Atlantis.
Katie was even born in the Atlantic Ocean onboard the Sea Venture.
But more about Atlantis. She currently lives at Wayside Waifs, a no-kill animal shelter near Kansas City, MO. She is a little over 7 years old and looking for a forever family to call her own. She has the personality of a “Private Investigator,” meaning she checks out everything that’s going on in the household and reports back with a big dose of love and affection.
She is also one of the FIV cats at the shelter who is expected to live a long and healthy life with the right companion. She will need to be kept indoors in a single cat household and receive regular health checkups, but besides that, she should live a full life.
Just like all the domestic cats in North America, Atlantis is not an inidgenous animal. Her ancestors were brought here by early settlers going as far back as the Vikings. Cats really started to take hold in this part of the world with the advent of European settlers. Cats like Salt and Katie, from Salt and the Sea Venture, were some of the first cats to find there way to the New World in 1609.
Do you have a cat? If so, it’s probably a descendant of Salt and Katie. If you’d like me to feature your cat on the blog (and plug anything you have going,) reply in the comments, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.