I'm still on this cheetah kick from a couple days ago. I'm expressly not saying that cheetahs are a good pet choice. They're not. Do I wish I had a pet tiger? Sure I do. I wish a lot of things. Wild animals do not make good pets and that's that. But darn it, some people got to have pet cheetahs and I can't look away!
...Like this lady frolicking with her A. jubatus in this clip from British Pathe. I do hope that's a fake fur round her shoulders (look at it), or this would be too wrong for words.
...Also at British Pathe: the modestly off family at the Thame estate trots Chui the cheetah round their simple little yard, don't you know. (Not, of course, a modest house. Or a small yard.)
...And once more from BP and the what the h*** is wrong with these people files: Andre Mercier, Paris, 1960: snug apartment, dead big cat skins, one live cheetah. SO Texas Chainsaw Massacre. If you're a cheetah. Run, cheetah, run! They're going to make a chic accessory out of you!