Sunday, May 21, 2017

#3 Cat Acts


Chic Silber said...

Looks like the mane of

a Barbery Lion which is

now mostly extinct

Jim Alexander said...

Would this be Swede Johnson?

Buckles said...

Terrell Jacobs.

Patricia said...

Is "mostly extinct" kind of like being "sort of pregnant"?

Apologies. Couldn't resist

Harry Kingston said...

Terrell played a shopping center here in town and I was a kid and got to see his cat act with the wire walking lion and Bubba Voss told me later he had died after leaving here in or near Houston, Tx.

Roger Smith said...

Terrell Monroe Jacobs died in his home, at 9:05 a.m., on Christmas Eve, 1957. He had gone out in a bitter Indiana winter morning to try to push his car to get it started. He came in exhausted, sat down in his easy chair, and suddenly was gone. He is buried in Wabash, Indiana. He was only 54.

The first wire-walking lion in the U.S. was Bob Matthews' big 800-pound King Tuffy, in 1925. Next was Swede Johnson's Big Johnny, by coincidence another male lion at 800 pounds. Then, wire cats became fairly common, and out here, Mabel Stark had 5 successive tigers on the cables. The walker I knew was her last one, Tiba.

Chic Silber said...

No apology necessary Patricia

Much scientific research says

they are an extinct species

but there have been claims

that some mixed breed cats

can carry some of the genes

I have never been nor caused

any sort of pregnancy either

This is due to many years of

great caution & frustration