Abraham Lincoln and his love of cats and other critters

kholland

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There have been other posts that gave links about this but nothing in detail. Here is an excerpt and a link to a site discussing this aspect of Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth President, loved cats and could play with them for hours. When asked if her husband had a hobby, Mary Todd Lincoln replied, “cats.” President Lincoln visited General Grant at City Point, Virginia in March of 1865. The civil war was drawing to a close and the enormous task of reuniting the country lay ahead, yet the President made time to care for three orphaned kittens. Abraham Lincoln noticed three stray kittens in the telegraph hut. Picking them up and placing them in his lap, he asked about their mother. When the President learned that the kittens’ mother was dead, he made sure the kittens would be fed and a good home found for them.

http://www.nps.gov/abli/planyourvisit/lincoln-pets.htm
 

chellers

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There have been other posts that gave links about this but nothing in detail. Here is an excerpt and a link to a site discussing this aspect of Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth President, loved cats and could play with them for hours. When asked if her husband had a hobby, Mary Todd Lincoln replied, “cats.” President Lincoln visited General Grant at City Point, Virginia in March of 1865. The civil war was drawing to a close and the enormous task of reuniting the country lay ahead, yet the President made time to care for three orphaned kittens. Abraham Lincoln noticed three stray kittens in the telegraph hut. Picking them up and placing them in his lap, he asked about their mother. When the President learned that the kittens’ mother was dead, he made sure the kittens would be fed and a good home found for them.

http://www.nps.gov/abli/planyourvisit/lincoln-pets.htm

See proof below! :wink:

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http://www.theskinnyoncats.com/category/famous-cat-lovers
 
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