Saturday, July 28, 2012

Why Male Cats Are Called Tomcats

Male Cat : Relaxing man and cat on sofa.
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Male cats used to be called "rams" or "boars" until a popular novel was published in 1760 about a cat named Tom.  The Life and Adventures of a Cat has been attributed to the British author William Guthrie, but authorship hasn't been verified.  For more information click here.  For more terms relating to cats click here.

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