Army of Cats Protect Museum

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by TwoCatDoctors, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    On CNN today is an interesting video about an army of cats that first appeared in 1745 to protect Russia's Hermitage Museum artwork from rats and mice and continue to this day. Cats are even immortalized in art on the walls. The cats are considered employees and have a caretaker too. I NEVER KNEW ABOUT THIS.
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I never heard about the cats at the Hermitage either. "Verrry interestaant"
    as Arte Johnson used to say.

    I bet that army of cats is purr-fect-ly fur-osh-us.

    Tnx 2Cat.
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I loooooove cats (and dogs too). Anyone who would steal art gives rats a bad name. I wonder whether the museum advertised for kitties to do a little light mousework. Maybe they advertised in their Cat-a-log. Or, maybe they advertised in the kitty litter-a-ture. Oh, Rock, you're rubbing off on me.

    Love, Mikie