A Thanksgiving story from 1963

On what must have been an even slower than usual day for news, the LA Times paid a Thanksgiving Day visit to a local animal hospital to check on the condition of Room 8 cat, the beloved feline mascot of Elysian Heights Elementary School:

“The children at Elysian Heights Elementary School will be happy to know today that Room 8 had a sumptous Thanksgiving dinner of horsemeat in the hospital and will be home soon. Room 8, a fat cat believed to be about 14 years old, underwent surger at Dr. Lockhard Small Animal Hospital, 940 N. Highland ave., for an ear badly chewed in a cat fight. There were about 30 ‘get well’ letters in Room 8’s hospital cage. I hope you will come back soon because we love you,” wrote Heidi. ‘Get back to school soon or you won’t be promoted,’ wrote Draza.”

Here’s the full story.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Eastsider LA.

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