Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday's Kat Kwote

Some years ago there was a cat-concert held in Paris. It was called "Concert Miaulant," from the mewing of the animals. They were trained by having their tails pulled every time a certain note was struck, and the unpleasant remembrance caused them to mew each time they heard the sound again.

~ from The Queer The Quaint The Quizzical: A Cabinet for the Curious by Frank H. Stauffer (1882) ~

"Un Concert de Chats: Le Lion Présidant une assemblée de Betes" (1862) courtesy NY Public Library Digital Collections.

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