Descendants of Salt and Katie

Is your cat a descendant of Salt and Katie?

Is your cat a mixed breed? If so then he/she is probably a descendant of Salt and Katie. Since they were two of the first cats to settle in North America they are the ancestors of many of the cats who live here today. But more than that, Salt and Katie’s offspring spread throughout the world, when Morton traveled back to Europe.

Before Europeans from places like Scandinavia, Spain, England, Holland, France, etc. began exploring the Western Hemisphere there had never been domestic cats. The only felines were wild, such as cougar, bobcat, ocelot, and jaguar. These animals cannot be domesticated. The Europeans brought domesticated cats with them.


I am always on the lookout for domestic cats to feature on my blog. I found the perfect candidate on the website for the animal shelter where I volunteer. This guys name is Stormy and he currently lives at Wayside Waifs, in Kansas City. It’s a wonderful, no-kill shelter, but Stormy would much rather have a forever home. He’s just a little over a year old and full of energy. (Notice his latest “kill” sitting next to him.) His favorite thing is to give and receive affection! He wants nothing more than to be near his humans, but he gets along with cats and dogs too.

The reason I know he’s a descendant of Salt and Katie is because he looks just like his ancestor Salt.

stormy2Salt and the Sea Venture

What about you? Do you have any descendants of Salt and Katie in your home? Send me a picture and tell me all about them. I’ll feature them on my blog and link back to your social media outlets.

To find out more about Salt and Katie see Salt and the Sea Venture. You can also read about their daughter, Pepper in Pepper and Pocahontas, and their son Morton, in Morton and the Mayflower.


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