National Geographic : 1938 Nov
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE LEFT BEHIND, BUT WITH A DAILY MEAL TICKET When a teacher set out on a world tour, he left a credit account of up to 15 cents a day for his pet at a New York City drugstore soda fountain. Apparently used to the feline company, a girl at the counter nonchalantly sips coffee while the cat laps up cream poured for him by an attendant. Photograph from the Tokyo Asahi A JAPANESE PUSS KEEPS WARM IN ITS OWN KIMONO On cold winter days, comfort-loving house cats of Nippon gather around charcoal braziers, snuggle under figured-silk quilts wrapped around their mistresses' knees, or step into stylish made-to order garments. Once upon a time the Japanese ship's cat was commonly classed as a member of the crew and might earn a rank higher than the cook.