Abyssinian Kitten - The Abyssinian is one of the oldest breeds of pedigree cat and was one of those exhibited at the very first cat show held at the Crystal Palace in 1871. It is generally agreed that this breed originated in Egypt, and certainly the ticked coat pattern would have been the perfect camouflage for wild cats living in the dry, scrubby North African habitat.
This amazing 1945 painting by Vanessa Bell, Charleston Drawing Room, is for sale at Messum’s (but for rather a large sum of money!). The curtain fabric, however, is available at the Charleston shop; and is to be found on the endpapers of Good Things in England.
Two of five baby white lions play in the Manchurian Tiger Garden in northeast China's Heilongjiang province. Their parents came from Argentina in 2003. The cubs are wonders in more ways than one - not only are do they have white fur, they have been fed only on sheep milk as their mother did not have enough milk for them all.