Hermitage Museum Run by 70 Cats


70 cats live in this historic museum in Russia. Cats have been working for the Hermitage as mousers since the 18th century. “Now the cats have their headquarters in the basement. They are fed, cared for and given medical attention.”

Each cat has its own personality. They are even considered to be good luck. It’s really a Meowseum.

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13 Responses to “Hermitage Museum Run by 70 Cats”

  1. caturday says:

    cat kingdom

  2. darcy says:

    the thing is, if i run a museum i would do the same.

  3. Franklin says:

    What a lovely place to be a cat :)

  4. natasha says:

    Interesting, I never knew that. Im glad they are every well taken care of though.

  5. Khadijah Zulkifli says:

    meowseum!! haha :D sooo.. cute!! :D

  6. KellyAnne says:

    Strange. I love cats, and I love art, but I’m not sure about them occupying the same space. I’ll have to think about that. :)

  7. katie k says:

    It’s nice to see that the cats are being care of by loving people. Life is good for those cats!

  8. pumbie says:

    Art-fashion cats. They are really beautiful!!!.

  9. Pam says:

    Sweet story! I hear that Russians respect cats, and that’s important to me. Although, I have to hope the basement has windows and fresh air. Otherwise, I’m not thrilled.

  10. Nana says:

    Cats Rulesssss!! :)

  11. Maremma says:

    Thank you for all the money and hard work given to the care of so many cats!

  12. MoMo says:

    My human met a few of the kitties while visiting the museum. They were lovely and friendly.

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