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Vintage cats and their servants

It is well known that dogs have owners and cats have staff. This cat has four attendants and a table of cat treats waiting to be eaten.

Here’s a cat already having four young girls training to be its personal staff.

It seems that cats often choose women to work for them though it is not just the preserve of females to undertake the taxing work of cat herding.

You’ll have to look closely at the left photograph to see the cat behind the woman. That cat on the right has made her staff member wear a uniform to better serve it.

I have had the pleasure of being the head butler to many cats and here are some of their kittens. You may object that this is not a vintage photo but it is over 40 years old and possibly considered vintage to some – there’s even some highly collectable vintage hi fi in the background!

[All photos from my personal collection].