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08 August 2022

Cats on the web and in the web archive

By Jason Webber, Web Archive Engagement Manager, British Library

Domestic cats have featured in human life for thousands of years. They can make an incredible impact on many of our lives and even if you don’t have one, you may have enjoyed watching, reading or listening about them online. Have you watched a ‘funny cat’ video, laughed at ‘Grumpy cat’ or simply enjoyed a colleague’s pet making an appearance in a work video call?

It seems appropriate , therefore, on International Cat day, to show a few things ‘cat’ that we have in the archive.

Larry the No.10 Cat - Political scrapbook

Screenshot of the Political Scrapbook website with an article about Larry the Downing street cat

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Pictures of cats for adoption on the battersea dogs and cats home website

WW1 cats - Durham at War website

Screenshot of the Durham at War website - ww1 cats

Cat Behaviour - Cat Protection website

Screenshot of the Cat behaviour page on the cat Protection website

Teapots, Teapots, Teapots - Cheshire Cats

Screenshot of the Teapots website showing a cheshire cat teapot

Pi-powered cat feeder

Screenshot of Pi-powered cat feeder website

If you haven't had enough cat chat, take a look at our 2020 blog - Cats v Dogs on the archived web.

Fan of dogs, their day is on the 26th August.