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The '''cat''' is a quadraped mammal of the genus, ''Felis''. They are effective hunters (valued for their ability to reduce vermin although domesticated cats were less common than [[dog]]s during the [[medieval]] period as cats were very often regarded with suspicion. Cats were sometimes contained in wicker effigies and burnt and skinned for their [[fur]].
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The '''cat''' is a quadraped mammal of the genus, ''Felis''. They are effective hunters, being valued in [[period]] and since for their ability to reduce vermin. However domesticated cats were less common than [[dog]]s during the [[medieval]] period as cats were very often regarded with suspicion. Cats were sometimes contained in wicker effigies and burnt because they were perceived as manifestations of evil. They were also skinned on occasions for their [[fur]], either for warmth or as decoration and fashion accessory.
   
 
[[Exeter]] [[cathedral]] had an offical cat.
 
[[Exeter]] [[cathedral]] had an offical cat.
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Some individuals have an intense dislike of this [[animal]], although must had some affection as the [[15th century]] "''The Book of Curtesy''" reminds us not to pet the cat whilst at the table.
 
Some individuals have an intense dislike of this [[animal]], although must had some affection as the [[15th century]] "''The Book of Curtesy''" reminds us not to pet the cat whilst at the table.
   
Cats are uncommon as a [[heraldic]] [[charge]].
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Cats are uncommon as a [[heraldic]] [[charge]]. When they are seen it is frequently in a ''dormant'' pose.
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 18:18, 20 April 2006

The cat is a quadraped mammal of the genus, Felis. They are effective hunters, being valued in period and since for their ability to reduce vermin. However domesticated cats were less common than dogs during the medieval period as cats were very often regarded with suspicion. Cats were sometimes contained in wicker effigies and burnt because they were perceived as manifestations of evil. They were also skinned on occasions for their fur, either for warmth or as decoration and fashion accessory.

Exeter cathedral had an offical cat.

Some individuals have an intense dislike of this animal, although must had some affection as the 15th century "The Book of Curtesy" reminds us not to pet the cat whilst at the table.

Cats are uncommon as a heraldic charge. When they are seen it is frequently in a dormant pose.

See Also