Friday, October 21, 2011

Beatle Fact Friday - Three Cool Cats

Both John Lennon and George Harrison were major cat lovers. John had three cats while growing up in Liverpool, Tim, Tich and Sam. Later John's mother had a cat she named Elvis. Elvis turned out to be a female, which they found out when she gave birth to a litter of kittens in the family's kitchen pantry.

When John was married to his wife Cynthia they had a cat named Mimi, after John's beloved aunt. Soon the two had a house full of cats - nearly ten total!

When John was with May Pang they had two cats - one black, the other white, named Major and Minor. After marrying Yoko and moving to New York, there were still many cats in John's life, one whose name was Jesus.

George Harrison was also a cat lover. He had two Siamese cats named Rupert and Jostick. George's wife Dhani tells a story of George mediating daily on a bench at the end of the Japanese garden in Friar Park. Apparently, all of the neighborhood cats would gather at his feet and quietly watch as George meditated.

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