Miss Charlotte E. Clarke, of Cornwall, Conn., is responsible for the following cat stories, and others. She is an educated woman, has been a teacher, and seems to have had a faculty for developing the feline character.
One of her cats habitually attended family worship. Once it was conducted without him: coming in afterwards, he looked around enquiringly, and finally jumped upon a chair, tapped his paw on the Bible and Prayer Book, which lay on a little table, looked at his mistress, and mewed several times.
A kitten taught to swim by being carried out in a boat, and thrown into the water, kept up the habit when grown, and would bathe, and clean herself in warm weather.
One of those cats who had been taught to slide down hill with the boys, continued the practice voluntarily. Following them up the hill, and seating herself in front of them, she seemed to enjoy the fun as much as any one.
~ The Churchman, December 10, 1904.