Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Coincidence, and Cat and Kids in Cabinet Photo from Kansas


Just for fun I checked out 112 East Douglas Street to see what was there today.  I believe 112 is a parking garage with a black screen facade...a Darth Vader effect.   


 But look what was across the street!!!


A bronze sculpture of a girl and a cat.

I'll be darned.


Monday, November 17, 2014

What a Good Cat...

Being slung around by a determined little girl takes a special cat to go with the flow.  


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mrs. Oscar Wilde and 3 Little Kittens...Who Knew!?

This is a beautiful children's book to enjoy reading to a child.

So there I was, looking for some 19th century kitty lit to amuse you and myself, when what do I find but a beautifully illustrated colorful children's book, There Once Was, from 1888 with a admirable illustration of those naughty little kittens.  But as I gathered the pictures and prepared to post I saw the frontispiece...


...and thought. "Mrs. Oscar Wilde?".   I am exposing a gap in my education but  truth will out.  (Does it count I read many of Quentin Crisp's work?)  But, the surprise aside, it is a wonderful book that should be read to little children.  Many of the famous stories are in it that are referred to in literature in many ways...but children I see at school do not know the old stories or nursery tales.  I feel sad they will be left out of a long chain of people who know the real Puss 'n Boots (and not just a cartoon puss in a Shrek movie).





Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Afternoon on the Porch with Kitty

Sunday dinner done, this couple had time to sit and have their photo taken with Kitty.


I like porch step photos.  



Cat , Sunbeam, Bed - Perfection

This photo could become a relaxation aid.  Just remember to look at it every 20 minutes and you will become that centered, smiling individual you have always known was within you.


I may have even shared this photo before...but its worth a second relaxing deep breath as you contemplate the kitty comfort.