Kitty, the ships cat, was always purring when John Storm was about



Kitty, the ship's cat, changed colour in the Antarctic. She was allowed onto the seats, wooden flat areas, but not onto the instruments. She was a very well behaved cat, loyal to her Captain.






Katie, or 'Kitty-Cat,' is the ship's pet cat and mascot. Katy was a stray cat (feral) adopted by John Storm at his workshop near Nelson's Cove, Australia, and invited herself onboard the Elizabeth Swann. Cleopatra takes a particular shine to Kitty-Cat, as tabby cats are descended from the sacred Temple animals of Ancient Egypt.


As John has observed on many occasions, cats are relatively undemanding companions, they come and go as they please, being rather independent creatures - able to look after themselves. Though, they do adore human companions. And, cats require less maintenance than other pets (such as dogs) and so may be less demanding on one’s time. Such as a busy agent for Blue Shield, who frequently is called to travel, at the drop of a hat.


Katie does not like the extremely cold temperatures in the Antarctic, tending to spend more time in the Elizabeth Swann with Dan Hawk at the helm. The cat frequently meows out loud when missing the company of John, and keeps a vigilant lookout for her master's return. Though, she is very fond of Dan Hawk and Cleopatra.






The Ancient Egyptians loved cats, as seen on the sarcophagus of Prince Thutmose



The earliest witches were not depicted as old or repulsive: they could be young, pretty and noble, with white or tabby cats, dogs, lambs, toads and ferrets as magical companions.

Research by Professor Marion Gibson, Professor of Renaissance and Magical Literatures at the University of Exeter and the author of several books on witchcraft, has found that the way witches were perceived has reflected the status of women through the ages. 

Exeter was the site of the last hanging for witchcraft. Three elderly women were hanged in 1682.






Compared to other religions, 'The Bible,' is largely silent on the subject of domestic cats. There are over 120 animals mentioned in the Bible, but the cat is mostly overlooked.

There is one mention of “cattae“. This appears in the Vulgate, in Baruch 6:21-22. The verse discusses pagan idols, and reads: “Owls, and swallows, and other birds fly upon their bodies, and upon their heads, and [cattae] in like manner.” The word cattae is often translated as cats, and may refer to female cats or possibly to martens. This verse is seen as part of the canon in Cathoic some Orthodox Bibles, while in Protestant Bibles it only appears in the Apocypha. Aside from this single (rather uncomplimentary) verse, there are no mentions of cats in the home.

That may help to explain why (according to studies) Christians, prefer dogs to cats.

This may come as something of a disappointment to cat-lovers, and other religions. Where cats are such a largle part of their lives. It’s almost unthinkable that the Bible wouldn’t have something to say about them. Though, it’s less surprising when you give some thought to the eras in which the Bible was set down.

Cats were by no means unknown in the Middle East, but for the most part they weren’t really domesticated in the same way as they are today. Cats would mostly have been feral or semi-feral, rather more like modern-day barn cats than the familiar companions that purr on our hearths. While many people probably saw them as valuable and useful animals (they would have kept vermin down and saved precious food stores from being destroyed), they weren’t really a part of one’s household as our cats are.

While cats as companions aren’t mentioned in the Bible, they (and pets in general) are mentioned in other Christian teachings. In the Middle Ages, cats became associated with the Virgin Mary and came to be used as icons of the Annunciation. Many Christian doctrines advocate for pets, directing Christians to care for their companion animals and look after them properly. There are plenty of Bible verses that direct Christians to be kind to animals, and that includes cats.

Cats get more attention in other Abrahamic faiths. Islam has quite a lot to say about cats, most of it positive. They are considered to be ritually clean animals and are allowed in homes. Judaism also supports cat ownership; observant Jewish people can keep cats in the home, and there are various religious stipulations regarding their proper care. Some Jewish legends describe Adam as owning a housecat.








Stray cats are much the same as pet cats - at some point in their lives, they'll likely have been cared for by people, typically living in a home, but are now free-living and spending a lot of time outdoors. Each stray cat will have a different story - they may have been abandoned, they may have become lost or they may have moved away from their home because they weren't happy. Many cats are happy as strays. Some may try to move into your home if they like you.






The domestic cat is a revered animal in Islam. Admired for their cleanliness, cats are considered "the quintessential pet" by Muslims.

Cats have been venerated in the Near East since antiquity. Islam also has that tradition, albeit in a much modified form. According to many hadith, the Islamic prophet Muhammad prohibited the persecution and killing of cats.

One of Muhammad's companions was known as Abu Hurairah (literally: "Father of the Kitten") for his attachment to cats. Abu Hurairah reported that he had heard Muhammad declare that a pious woman went to Hell for after she had been annoyed by a female cat, tied her with a rope and neglected to provide her with food and water until she died. According to legend, Abu Saeed's cat saved Muhammad from a snake.

The American poet and travel author Bayard Taylor (1825–1878) was astonished when he discovered a Syrian hospital where cats roamed freely. The institution, in which domestic felines were sheltered and nourished, was funded by a waqf, along with caretakers' wages, veterinary care and cat food. Edward William Lane (1801–1876), a British Orientalist who resided in Cairo, described a cat garden originally endowed by the 13th-century Egyptian sultan Baibars, whose European contemporaries held a very different attitude towards cats, eating them or killing them under papal decrees.

Wilfred Thesiger, in his book The Marsh Arabs, notes that cats were allowed free entry to community buildings in villages in the Mesopotamian Marshes, and even fed. Aside from protecting granaries and food stores from pests, cats were valued by the paper-based Arab-Islamic cultures for preying on mice that destroyed books. For that reason, cats are often depicted in paintings alongside Islamic scholars and bibliophiles. The medieval Egyptian zoologist Al-Damiri (1344–1405) wrote that the first cat was created when God caused a lion to sneeze, after animals on Noah's Ark complained of mice.






A Cheetah as a pet in a car in the UAE



Not strictly speaking legal, but the very rich don't appear to mind the fines for having large cats as pets. We have to say, that as long as they are exceptionally well behaved, we'd love one.






In Islamic tradition, cats are admired for their cleanliness. They are thought to be ritually clean, and are thus allowed to enter homes and even mosques, including Masjid al-Haram. Food sampled by cats is considered halal, in the sense that their consumption of the food does not make it impermissible for Muslims to eat, and water from which cats have drunk is permitted for wudu (the ablution that is done by Muslims). Furthermore, there is a belief among some Muslims that cats seek out people who are praying.

Muslim scholars are divided on the issue of neutering animals. Most, however, maintain that neutering cats is allowed "if there is some benefit in neutering the cat and if that will not cause its death". Muhammad ibn al Uthaymeen, a 20th-century Saudi Arabian Sunni imam, preached:

" If there are too many cats and they are a nuisance, and if the operation will not harm them, then there is nothing wrong with it, because this is better than killing them after they have been created. But if the cats are ordinary cats and are not causing a nuisance, perhaps it is better to leave them alone to reproduce. "




Many Muslims believe that Muezza (or Muʿizza: معزة) was Muhammad's favorite cat. Muhammad awoke one day to the sounds of the adhan. Preparing to attend prayer, he began to dress himself; however, he soon discovered his cat Muezza sleeping on the sleeve of his prayer robe. Rather than wake her, he used a pair of scissors to cut the sleeve off, leaving the cat undisturbed. Another story is, upon returning from the mosque, Muhammad received a bow from Muezza. He then smiled and gently stroked his beloved cat three times, giving all cats the ability to land squarely on their feet. There is no mention of any such cat or the associated story in the hadith or supplementary works and there are similar stories attributed to someone else from 6th century Arabia which may explain the origin of the story.













Cats were represented in social and religious practices of ancient Egypt for more than 3,000 years. Several ancient Egyptian deities were depicted and sculptured with cat-like heads such as Mafdet, Bastet and Sekhmet, representing justice, fertility and power. The deity Mut was also depicted as a cat and in the company of a cat.

Cats were praised for killing venomous snakes and protecting the Pharaoh since at least the First Dynasty of Egypt. Skeletal remains of cats were found among funerary goods dating to the 12th Dynasty. The protective function of cats is indicated in the Book of the Dead, where a cat represents Ra and the benefits of the sun for life on Earth. Cat-shaped decorations used during the New Kingdom of Egypt indicate that the cat cult became more popular in daily life. Cats were depicted in association with the name of Bastet.

Cat cemeteries at the archaeological sites Speos Artemidos, Bubastis and Saqqara were used for several centuries. They contained vast numbers of cat mummies and cat statues that are exhibited in museum collections worldwide. Among the mummified animals excavated in Gizeh, the African wildcat (Felis lybica) is the most common cat followed by the jungle cat (Felis chaus). In view of the huge number of cat mummies found in Egypt, the cat cult was certainly important for the country's economy, as it required breeding of cats and a trading network for the supply of food, oils and resins for embalming them.

During the Hellenistic period between 323 and 30 BC, the goddess Isis became associated with Bastet and cats, as indicated by an inscription at the Temple of Edfu: “Isis is the soul of Bastet”. In this period, cats were systematically bred to be killed and to be mummified as sacrifices to the gods.

As described by Diodorus Siculus, killing a cat was regarded as a serious crime. In the years between 60 and 56 BC, outraged people lynched a Roman for killing a cat, although pharaoh Ptolemy XII Auletes tried to intervene.

Cats and religion began to be disassociated after Egypt became a Roman province in 30 BC. A series of decrees and edicts issued by Roman Emperors in the 4th and 5th centuries AD gradually curtailed the practice of paganism and pagan rituals in Egypt. Pagan temples were impounded and sacrifices prohibited by 380 AD. Three edicts issued between 391 and 392 prohibited pagan rituals and burial ceremonies at all cult sites. Death penalty for offenders was introduced in 395, and the destruction of pagan temples decreed in 399. By 415, the Christian church received all property that was formerly dedicated to paganism. Pagans were exiled by 423, and crosses replaced pagan symbols following a decree from 435.

Egypt has since experienced a decline in the veneration once held for cats. They were still respected in the 15th century, when Arnold von Harff travelled to Egypt and observed mamluk warriors treating cats with honour and empathy.









Fishing cats are most closely related to Pallas cats, rusty-spotted cats, leopard cats and flat-headed cats. Unlike many cat species, fishing cats readily swim. Their front toes are partially webbed, and their claws protrude slightly even when retracted, an adaptation for fishing. Their round, elongated head is also adapted for diving.

The fishing cat's coat is a camouflaged gray-brown with distinctive black spots and stripes. Six to eight black lines run from the cat's forehead to its neck, breaking up into shorter bars and spots on its shoulders. Its cheeks have white highlights and black marks, and its eyes are ringed with white fur. The ears are short and round, and the back of the ears are black. When viewed from the front, they have a distinctive white spot in the center. 

The fishing cat's nose is pink or deep-brick in color. Its lips, chin, belly and throat are white with gray spots. The fur on its underside is longer and spotted. Its low-set, muscular tail is shorter than a domestic cat's and ringed with six or seven incomplete dark bands, distinguishing it from the leopard cat.

This cat is powerfully built with short limbs and a stocky body. Its head is round and elongated. Unlike many cats, fishing cats readily swim. Their front toes are partially webbed and their claws protrude slightly even when retracted. This facilitates the capture of prey, especially while underwater. 

Another unique adaptation for their semiaquatic lives is the structure of their fur. A compact, dense layer of fur right against the cat’s skin is composed of tightly packed strands of hair, which prevents water from reaching the cat’s skin, keeping it warm in chilly waters. Long guard hairs protrude from this coat, giving the fishing cat its unique pattern.








Cats make excellent guard animals. They can sense danger. In the film 'Alien' the "Jonesy," cat aboard the Nostromo hisses quite a bit at their uninvited guest. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) saves the cat, at great risk to her own life.







The fishing cat is one of the largest of the 28 species of small cats. This robust, deep‐chested cat has a body length of 33-45 inches (85-115 centimeters) and stands over 16 inches (40 centimeters) at shoulder height. The adult male weighs 18-31 pounds (8-14 kilograms), whereas the female is slightly smaller and weighs about 11-20 pounds (5-9 kilograms).









The fishing cat's natural range is unknown, but it is currently found across South and Southeast Asia. The western reaches of its range extend into Pakistan, cutting east to Cambodia. The northern part of its range extends to the Himalayan foothills, which runs south to Sri Lanka and Thailand. 

Reports of fishing cats are sporadic and, in a few cases, unreliable. But camera traps have confirmed their presence in some parts of their range, including some protected areas in India, along the coast of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. The last recorded camera trap capture in Vietnam was in 2000. There are reports of fishing cats spotted in urban areas of Sri Lanka. Separate reports place fishing cats in the north coast of Java, but biologists have not seen the species there since, and the population known to live in Ujung Kulon National Park died from poisoning in 2006.

Fishing cats are generally found in wetland areas, such as marshes, swamps and mangrove forests. Their habitat is also linked with species of rodents that they eat, particularly the sensu lato (Rattus rattus). In some parts of the fishing cat’s range, these rodents intersect with areas that are rapidly urbanizing.

Fishing cats can also be seen in cultivated grasslands and agricultural areas with standing water. More recent studies show a rising population of fishing cats in more urban areas. This may not be the result of fishing cats extending their range into urban areas, but rather the encroachment of human development into the wetland areas they rely on.







In Ancient Egypt, it was a crime punishable by death, to hurt or kill a cat. When a pet died of natural causes, the whole family went into mourning. The picture on the right is in the Victoria and Albert museum in London, England.







Fishing cats are generalists, meaning they opportunistically feed on what is available. They primarily eat small mammals and fish. Birds also constitute a small portion of their diet. They have been observed eating shellfish, as well as other small prey, such as lizards and amphibians. They have also been known to feed on livestock, especially poultry.

In the wild, these cats "fish" at the edge of bodies of water. They appear to scoop their prey from the depths of the water and have also been observed playing with fish in shallow water.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo’s fishing cats eat prepared meat and feline dry diets, a variety of small fish (including smelt, capelin and herring), whole prey items (including rabbits and rats) and beef knuckle bones. Live goldfish are provided daily for enrichment in their indoor and outdoor pools. Here and elsewhere in human care, fishing cats have been observed dropping their food in the water, retrieving it and then eating it.










One to four kittens are born after a gestation of about 65 days. Birthing occurs in the warmest part of the year. Kittens are born blind and are nursed by their mother until they are about 6 months old. They reach adult size at about 8 1/2 months old and usually leave their mother when they are about 10 months old.

They become sexually mature around 18 months. In human care, females exposed to natural daylight are reproductively active throughout the year and tend to cycle monthly. Some experience a pseudopregnancy period, where their hormones mimic a pregnancy and they do not cycle for about two months. Spontaneous ovulation in the females occurs about 57 percent of the time, making artificial insemination difficult. Fishing cats are sexually mature at 1.5-2 years old.

Males in human care have been observed helping females rear and care for the young, but it's unclear whether they repeat this behavior in the wild.







A fishing cat in action. These felines actually love the water. They even have webbed feet adaptation. An evolutionary trait seen in the Galapagos marine iguanas.






In the late 1880s, more than 200,000 mummified animals, most of them cats, were found in the cemetery of Beni Hasan in central Egypt. In 1890, William Martin Conway wrote about excavations in Speos Artemidos near Beni Hasan: "The plundering of the cemetery was a sight to see, but one had to stand well windward. The village children came from day to day and provided themselves with the most attractive mummies they could find. These they took down the river bank to sell for the smallest coin to passing travelers. The path became strewn with mummy cloth and bits of cats' skulls and bones and fur in horrid positions, and the wind blew the fragments about and carried the stink afar." In 1890, a shipment of thousands of animal mummies reached Liverpool. Most of them were cat mummies. A large part was sold as fertiliser, a small part was purchased by the zoological museum of the city's university college.

The Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon received hundreds of cat mummies excavated by Gaston Maspero at Beni Hasan, Sakkara and Thebes. The cats were of all ages from adult to kittens with deciduous teeth. Some of them were contained in statues and sarcophagi. The larger ones were bandaged in cloth of different colours with decorated heads and ears formed of rubberized tissue.










The Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale funded excavations near Faiyum where Pierre Jouguet found a tomb full of cat mummies in 1901. It was located in the midst of tombs with crocodile mummies.

In 1907, the British Museum received a collection of 192 mummified cats and 11 small carnivores excavated at Gizeh by Flinders Petrie. The mummies probably date to between 600 and 200 BC. Two of these cat mummies were radiographed in 1980. The analysis revealed that they were deliberately strangulated before they reached the age of two years. They were probably used to supply the demand for mummified cats as votive offerings.

Remains of 23 cats were found in the early 1980s in a small mastaba tomb at the archaeological site Balat in Dakhla Oasis. The tomb was established during the Old Kingdom of Egypt in the 25th century BC and reused later. The cats were probably mummified as tissue shreds were still stuck in their bones.






Now that is what we call a black cat. The mice don't stand a chance.






Back in the 14th century, black cats were actually worshiped as gods, but as time went on, their reputation quickly changed. During the Middle Ages, the black cat became affiliated with evil. This stemmed from them being nocturnal animals.

Witchcraft also played a big part of the cat's evil image. Since being one with nature was an important part of witchcraft, it was common for them to have a cat as a companion. Cats are also nocturnal and roam the night, which lead to the belief that they were supernatural servants to witches. When the black cat was linked to the devil, it lead to many of them being killed during the Black Death pandemic (although the cats were actually helping to kill the rats that spread the plague). The term witchcraft has a negative connotation, but it actually means "craft of the wise." When witches claimed to be able to perform magic, they were actually brewing special potions that helped heal the sick. That is when the Christian Church spread propaganda that their magical powers came from The Devil.








Cats sleep a lot during the day, preferring to hunt at night.







The earliest witches were not depicted as old or repulsive: they could be young, pretty and noble, with white or tabby cats, dogs, lambs, toads and ferrets as magical companions.

Research by Professor Marion Gibson, Professor of Renaissance and Magical Literatures at the University of Exeter and the author of several books on witchcraft, has found that the way witches were perceived has reflected the status of women through the ages. 

Exeter was the site of the last hanging for witchcraft, when three elderly women were hanged in 1682.

Witches were seen to need the devil’s help, because they had little power in their own right as women. Some were thought to ask the devil for money, goods and the power to make neighbours and lovers do what they wanted.

Witches’ companions were believed to be the devil, disguised in the form of a small animal, sent to help them do magic on the sly.

Black cats only became part of the witch stereotype in Victorian times. The first witch’s cat to hit the headlines (in a 16th century newspaper) was a white spotted cat, called Satan. Satan belonged to Elizabeth Francis, from Essex, who was accused of using the cat to punish a lover who refused to marry her.

Francis is also accused of sending the cat to neighbours she didn't like, causing them to fall ill or die. Elizabeth was accused of witchcraft in 1566 but was spared hanging.

In 1582, Ursula Kemp, a healer and “good witch” who helped her neighbours in childbirth and with their rheumatism, did not escape the noose. Kemp had two cats, one black, one grey, called Tiffin and Jack. She was relatively young and had an 8 year old son but, after being convicted of witchcraft, was hanged. Kemp also had a white lamb and a black toad according to her son, whose evidence helped to convict her.

Another witch, Joan Prentice, had a ferret called Bid. He is said to have arrived out of the blue, announcing “I am Satan. Fear me not”. Elizabeth Stile had a rat named Phillip. Alice Gooderidge had a ginger and white dog named Minny.










Research by Professor Marion Gibson, Professor of Renaissance and Magical Literatures at the University of Exeter and the author of several books on witchcraft, has found that the way witches were perceived has reflected the status of women through the ages.

Witches were seen to need the devil’s help, because they had little power in their own right as women. Some were thought to ask the devil for money, goods and the power to make neighbours and lovers do what they wanted.

The caricature of a witch as an ugly, stooped hag living in squalor took hold in the 16th century as witch trials became more common, perhaps because an economic downturn made older women, especially poverty stricken widows, more vulnerable. Before then witches were more often recorded as young, charismatic and noble. Broomsticks, appear in medieval illustrations but along with pointy hats do not become a must-have accessory for witches until around 1720. See Shrek 4.

In 1441 Eleanor Cobham, Duchess of Gloucester, was accused of witchcraft, including necromancy and raising the dead. It was said she had paid astrologers to foresee the king’s illness or death. Her fellow-witch Margery Jourdemayne was burned at the stake. Eleanor, who was wealthy and famous, was only made to do penance, parading through the streets in a white robe. Professor Gibson believes she may have inspired the fictional scheming noblewoman Cersei Lannister, in Game of Thrones.

Around the 16th century the stereotype of a witch - a repulsive, hobbling old woman – became popular. In 1584 Reginald Scot, a Kentish gentleman-farmer, wrote that a witch was likely to be: a woman who was “old, lame, blear-eyed, pale… and full of wrinkles; poor, sullen, superstitious”.

By Victorian times - and often with American influence - artists had added pumpkins and broomsticks. The witch was becoming the Halloween caricature, represented by the Wicked Witches of the East and West in the 1939 film, the Wizard of Oz, and witch/queen in the 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

During the First World War, however, radical women fighting for suffrage and women working in the war effort rediscovered witches and the witch was rehabilitated in the popular imagination. Novels at the time even depicted powerful young female witches from Britain and Germany holding magical battles with wands over London, Harry Potter style.

Stella Benson’s 1919 novel Living Alone featured a witch who made people's lives better – happier, more imaginative, freer. She lived alone too: that was a new thing for women. The heroine of the story, a bold and powerful witch fought a magical battle with a German witch in the air over London.

In 1926 Sylvia Townsend Warner wrote a novel, Lolly Willowes in which a woman becomes a witch as a way to escape from her controlling male relatives. She curses one of them to be stung by wasps, and makes a pact with the devil.

The witch in fiction evolved alongside perceptions of women. In the 1960s and early 1970s the witch in Bewitched was a charming housewife. The witches in Harry Potter had various roles and could be powerful and scary in their own right. So the old witch stereotype with black cat, pointy hat and broomstick is not the whole story of witches.

Between 50,000 and 200,000 people are estimated to have been executed as witches across Europe, mostly in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The last Witchcraft Act was not repealed in England until 1951: it was used to prosecute spiritualist mediums and fortune-tellers.

Covens of ‘real’ witches are still found around Britain and around the world. Not that long ago, women calling themselves witches – including a ‘coven’ in New York city - put a spell on Donald Trump.







Hey dude, is that a mouse I see. Perhaps I'll catch it later. I need my sleep.






Katy-Cat is not strictly speaking, a fishing cat. But she took to hooking smaller ocean fish for snacks, like a duck to the water.


Ancient Egyptians worshipped many animals for thousands of years. Animals were revered for different reasons. Dogs were valued for their ability to protect and hunt, but cats were thought to be the most special. Egyptians believed cats were magical creatures, capable of bringing good luck to the people who housed them.

To honor these treasured pets, wealthy families dressed them in jewels and fed them treats fit for royalty. When the cats died, they were mummified. As a sign of mourning, the cat owners shaved off their eyebrows, and continued to mourn until their eyebrows grew back. Art from ancient Egypt shows statues and paintings of every type of feline. Cats were so special that those who killed them, even by accident, were sentenced to death.

According to Egyptian mythology, gods and goddesses had the power to transform themselves into different animals. Only one deity, the goddess named Bastet, had the power to become a cat. In the city of Per-Bast, a beautiful temple was built, and people came from all over to experience its splendor.
















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