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“Postal Cats.

Under the title" “ Postal 'Cats,”' London TelegfdpJi says:, “ that. Dutch naturalists have come to the"' sage conclusion that Grimalkin'may be utilised as' a letter-camef with tdrtsTderable. advantagfe. w to These worth lo., organise, a service of post cats, 'arid are 'a’t ffiesent engaged, by a series of ingenious experiments, in testing pussy’s capacities . for delivering the mails. Selpcjing Luik for their head-qbarters; 1 they* thence dispatch- a number of cats, securely tied up in woollen bags, to the neighboring villages, 'where they are freed from confinement ahdv turned loose, with neat packets of letUrSL firmly strapped to their backs.’ '• Af* • once their domestic instincts conae-intOs full play, and they swiftly .flee ward with unswerving directness. ‘ t Or thirty-seven cats thus* ter rserve their country, not one hashitheitOl failed to fulfil its postal function with excellent punctuality. It ' is' feared, however, that when a double ..servicei shall be arranged, difficulties and might arise from the. .meetings of post- 1 cats on the high-road. It the feline postman can be inspired with a high sense of duly, over-riding personal impulse, all will be well. Failing this, we apprehend that s irregularities in delivery will take place.

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“Postal Cats., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 315, 9 April 1881

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“Postal Cats. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 315, 9 April 1881

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