Archive | December, 2012

Tatiana Dery’s A Girl With A Cat

12 Dec

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The Naming Of Cats by T. S. Eliot
 
The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there’s the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey–
All of them sensible everyday names.
There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter–
But all of them sensible everyday names.
But I tell you, a cat needs a name that’s particular,
A name that’s peculiar, and more dignified,
Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
Names that never belong to more than one cat.
But above and beyond there’s still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover–
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Effanineffable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
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Kleenex Cats

9 Dec

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Cats sure can get into anything!

5 Dangerous Places Where Indoor Cats Can Get Stuck

http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/indoor-cats-5-dangerous-places

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Every Cat Needs A Friend

7 Dec

Every Cat Needs A Friend

Cats Toys

Cats toys are simple things
A paper ball or a piece of string,
The draft excluders that look like snakes
Some imagination is all it takes.

That cushion that moved
Oh, it must be killed if not disproved,
Yarn that hangs from crochet hooks
Soap bubbles and pages turned in books.

A spider running across the floor
Reflections on the wall or door
Everything within reach of a paw.

Shoe laces that really should be untied
Imaginary mice that are often spied
Making puss cats really wide eyed,
Paper bags and cardboard boxes
Let cats invent their own Fort Knoxes
Each safe to dream of chasing foxes.

To pounce and chase is such great fun
Happiness is in a madcap run
In climbing trees and snoozing in the sun,
Necklaces dangled, their paws to tease
Giving chase to leaves blown in the breeze
Such simple things a cat will please.

Jackie S Brooks (c)

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Hungry Cat

6 Dec

Hungry Cat

“Never ask a hungry cat whether he loves you for yourself alone.”

— Louis Camuti

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Breakfast With Cats

3 Dec

Breakfast With Kittens

The Morning Meal by Emile Munier 1880

Munier asserted himself as one of ‘the’ painters of young children and their pets.

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