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

7 comments:

Isobel said...

Being a cat lover...I already have much respect for this man. :)

Anji said...

Isobel: Same here!

Anonymous said...

Needless to say: I love this one! I think I was a feline in a previous life.

Willow

Anji said...

Willow: Is Pierre Loti read in Scandinavien countries? I'm dropping hints to my family for at least one of his books for my birthday

A Lady's Life said...

I love black and white shots like this showing the nature around him.

Anji said...

A Lady's Life: This was his garden, probably designed to be like one in Turkey. He loved Turkey and Egypt

A Lady's Life said...

My husband lived in Egypt for a while and right now my sisterinlaw is visiting Turkey. I am sure she will have tons to tell when she gets back.
I have pictures of Queen Victoria like this, in black and white surrounded by flaura and fauna and it is beautiful.