A Calico . . . Lobster!

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Writers and Kitties

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?

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Another Calico with a Blog!

MeME, from Tokyo


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!

Cat Videos at the Walker Art Center, yes, it’s true.

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.

Walker Museum Cat Video Festival


Cat in Planter