1 . Sir Isaac Newton, who was first to describe the principle of gravity, invented the cat flap for the convenience of his many cats.
2 . Winston Churchill adored cats. His cat was named "Jock" and was referred to as Churchill's special assistant.
3 . Abraham Lincoln loved cats and while he was president, four of them lived in the White House with him. His cat Tabby, was the first cat to live there.
4 . Ernest Hemingway once had some 30 cats at his home in Havana.
5 . Florence Nightingale owned more than 60 cats in her lifetime.
6 . The first person to own a Siamese in the United States, was the wife of Rutherford Hayes, Lucy Webb Hayes.
7 . Grimalkin, was the name of the cat of the French Astrologer, Nostradamus.
8 . Mark Twain aka Samuel Clemens is quoted as saying, "If a man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve the man but deteriorate the cat."
9 . Edward Lear, (1812-1888) a famous artist and author, was devoted to his tabby cat, Foss.
10 . Sir Walter Scott,(1771-1832) a poet and novelist, had a tabby named Hinx.
11 . Michel de Montaigne, a French author, is quoted as sting "When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her?"
12 . Charles Dickens's, had a cat named Willamina. One of her kittens became known as "Master's Cat" and kept him company as he wrote.
13 . Edgar Allen Poe's tortoiseshell cat "Catarina" was the inspiration for his story, "The Black Cat".