|Before the Energizer bunny . . .|
Decades ago, a company called National Carbon began producing batteries with the brand name Eveready, a brand that is still around today. In the 1930s, many Eveready ads featured cats, such as one of a curious tot shining her flashlight on a contented mother cat with a litter of kittens.
Another Eveready ad showed a couple in pajamas, who have apparently been awakened by the sound of a beribboned kitten walking on the piano keys. The image of the kitten on the keys, looking both surprised and amused at the ﬂashlight shining on it, is priceless.