Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Pierre Loti and his cats
This isn’t just a postcard, it’s a photograph with a postcard back, which makes it quite special. On the back is written that the French author, Pierre Loti, is holding his cat Belkis. Belkis was a white Angora, so it couldn’t have been her. Pamouk was his darker angora cat and at his feet perhaps we can see Moumoutte Blanche. Pierre Loti loved cats and became the honorary president of the French Society for the Protection of Cats in 1908.
He also had visiting cards printed for his cats