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IF A CAT LEAVES A HOUSE WHERE THERE IS AN ILLNESS AND
REFUSES TO COME BACK, THE PATIENT WILL NOT RECOVER.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MCKENZIE

Keyword(s): Abandon ; ANIMAL ; CAT ; DEATH ; ILLNESS ; PROPHECY ; Recovery

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 10-14-1973

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Superstition: Animals

Cat Superstitions:

If a human touches kittens before their eyes are open the mother cat will let them starve.

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Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Abandon ; ANIMALS ; BELIEF ; Cats ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Belief: Animal

Mammal:

The excess handling of any or all of a litter of kittens may cause the mother cat to abandon the one kitten or the whole litter.

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Original BN [B442] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Abandon ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; CAT ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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