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Grace Elliot
February 2nd, 2011, 10:07 AM
If you're like me and love to read with a cat snuggled up on your knee, then you might enjoy my latest blog post:

You may have twigged by now that I'm a bit of a cat fanatic. I love them for their independance, their honesty and sheer cute furrines. But centuries ago, when times were tough a pet was expected to earn their keep, and as such had a value. In Medieval times cats were valued as catchers of mice and even had a price according to their skill, as laid down in the 10<SUP>th</SUP> century Welsh ‘Law of Hywel Dda.’
This states:

‘The value of a kitten form the night it is bourn until it opens its eyes, one legal penny;

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