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It’s not my title, but the title of a great Tumblr featuring cool, mostly B & W photos of writers and poets with their cats. I wanted to feature this color photo of William S. Burroughs because it features a calico!
Whoever says writing is a solitary occupation is hiding something, at least any writer with a cat. These photos could make me weep–Sartre with a cat in his lap? Beckett, in a bare apartment, kneeling down to call two cats?
Any cat owner who writes, or reads, or does anything sitting down for that matter, knows that a cat is all over it all the time. Literally.
Which one is your favorite?
Now that I’m doing some research on calicos, I read that Japanese Bobtails are often calico. I looked at lots of MeMe’s photos just to see if s/he has a tail and yes, s/he does. So I deduce not a Japanese Bobtail. Can anyone tell me what breed MeMe is? Persian, Scottish Fold, a mix? Cat breeds aren’t my forte!
Here is the link to the blog by Tokyo graphic designer Sakurako Shimizu featuring MeMe: http://goteam.blog36.fc2.com/
Alas (for me), it’s in Japanese!
Hint: If you want to read some journal-ready, avant-garde poetry, search for the blog on Google and hit Translate!
The Open Field program at the Walker Center is doing a night of cat videos. What more can I say?
Here’s the link, just in case you want to fly in for it: http://www.walkerart.org/openfield/event/internet-cat-video-film-festival/
And here’s a little I Can Haz Cheeseburger-esque promo they added as well.