22 Adorable Vintage Photos of Pets Doing “People” Things

September 1934: Mrs C. Wylds behind the wheel with her pet pig, Terling in Essex.
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April 1932: Feline film star “Tibby” rests on the lap of Abraham Sofaer, leading man in her film for British Lion at Beaconsfield, The Flying Squad, while make-up artist Gerald Fairbank trims her whiskers for the camera.
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1956: “Carrots” the rabbit fires table tennis balls from a toy cannon.
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June 1934: Snake charmer Arimund Banu hosts a party for stage performers’ pets at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London.
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September 1933: A cat hangs a row of tame rats on the washing line to dry.
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1933: A cat and a bulldog in a toy car.
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1980: Arthur, the cat food commercial cat, dining at a fancy restaurant.
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1925: Film actress Fay Webb with her pet goose.
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American silent film actress Phyllis Gordon (1889 – 1964) window-shopping in Earls Court, London with her four-year-old cheetah who was flown to Britain from Kenya.
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January 1926: Puppies wearing headphones to listen to a radio.
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1955: A woman teaching her kangaroo to type.
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February 1933: A lamb and a cat playing draughts, watched over by a bantam, at Langford, Somerset.
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January 1936: A camel approaches the bar to be served by “Zandra,” the pantomime cat from ‘Dick Whittington’ at Bournemouth Pavillion.
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January 1938: A piglet which is being treated by the PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Animals) in Ilford with a sun ray lamp, to cure a skin ailment.
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1940: A young boy on skates clutches a large tabby cat.
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1935: Ginger, the heaviest cat in London, is greeted by one of the staff at the restaurant where he lives, High Holborn, London, 12th October 1935. Ginger weighs in at twenty-three pounds.
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August 1977: A twenty-seven year old cat celebrates her birthday, an age equivalent to 189 in human terms.
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Circa 1956: A zoo vet holding an iguana.
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1926: Mr Macfrisco, the singing sea lion, has a singing lesson.
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A cat listing to music with a headphone.
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June 1956: Members of the Malayan Police Band Bachan Singh and Abdul Rahman, due to appear at the Royal Tournament, visit London Zoo and make friends with Anabella the Orang-Outang.
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July 1936: ‘Tornado’ Smith, the Wall of Death rider from Southend, and his wife having tea with their pet lion and lamb.
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