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"Women and cats will do as they please and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."

Robert Heinlein

A quote from Robert Heinlein 1907 - 1988 (one of my husband's favourite authors) says it all! - Robert Heinlein quotes here

Shakespeare & Co - Paris - all years


Adorable picture of 'Kitty' who died September 2015 - one of the many Shakespeare & Co. cats whose empire is the entire shop!

Kitty patrolling

Kitty patrolling her territory!


New kid on the block - Agatha was found in 2014 and made herself known in the Christie section!

Earlier Kitty

An earlier archive version of 'Kitty' counting up at the end of the day.

A Triptych of Cats

Stylised Cats Triptych

Old Tom Beer Triptych of Cats

Two quite different portrayals of cats, no source for the top picture more about the 'Old Tom' design here

The Domestic Cat and its Character - French style!

French humpour depicting the domestic cat

French humour!

2017 - 3D latte art of "Oshiage Nyanko!"

Creating Frothy Coffee Cat

Adding finishing touches to frothy coffee cat

Frothy Coffee Cat wave

Cat Frothy Coffee in gold cup

Cat Frothy Coffee in vibrant red cup

Many Cats in Frothy Coffee

Frothy Coffee Cat Art over two cups

"I want to make delicious drinks that make people happy" is what Oshiage Nyanko cafe owner Mr. Ishikawa focused on when he began making latte art.

His inspiration for making his “cat latte art” came to him quite randomly one day when someone who worked at a magazine asked him something peculiar. "Can you make a cat with latte art?" was the question that started it all. Although it was originally just Mr. Ishikawa's hobby, this fateful inquiry sent him on a spin of research on different milk types, ideal temperatures for making moldable foam all on his own. After a bit of practice, he became proficient at expressing himself through his latte art. We had the wonderful opportunity to witness the step by step process of making a cute "Soft Milk Soy Au Lait." Source of quote and images Live Japan and

2016 - Pawprints

Cats Paws

Adorable Paw Prints!

2015 - Hallowe'en Cats

Halloween Cats

Adorable Hallowe'en cats - how clever!

2015 - Cactus Cat

Cactus Cat

With grateful thanks to CryptidWiki

2015 - Fan Art

Cat Ballerina Fan Art

"Zozo en super danseuse étoile, un chouette petit fanart que j'ai reçu de la part d'Alice hier!"

Dara is a 'Manga' artist who is currently working on an illustrated version of the "Angélique" series and who obviously has her own fan base. Her Facebook page featured this lovely image of a 'cat ballerina' wearing pink. I have a lovely ceramic black cat ballerina in pink tutu and a soft toy with the same colour wave which is why you can see why I approve of this drawing. Dara tells us that the name of the cat ballerina is 'Zozo' who is a 'star' and that is piece of 'fanart' was created for her by 'Alice'.

2015 - Teddy Paw and Snow Cats!

Teddy Paw

Too cute for words - ah!

Snow Cats

How wonderful to see children using their imagination! My friend Linda has allowed me to show the works of art created by her grandchildren who even named them : from left to right please meet Meline, Miriam, Michel and Mia

2014 - The Skull Cat or rather Skull Image made out of teeny weeny little cat images

Skull Cat Image Link to Tee Fury

This won't appeal to some I am sure, but it is still quite a superb piece of artwork.

2013 - Cats also rule - check out the new Monopoly cat here!

New Monopoly characters

Monopoly Committee Members

Following a worldwide online fan vote, NBC's TODAY Show hosts, from left, Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer and Natalie Morales unveil the MONOPOLY game's newest addition - the cat token, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in New York. The cat replaces the iron token in the classic game.

2011 - How about going to a Cat-Shaped School?

Some lucky kindergarten age children in Karlsruhe, Germany can! (And to think Andrew went there for the beer!)

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Cat shaped school in Karstuhe Germany

The kids who attend kindergarten in Karlsruhe, Germany, do so in a giant feline. The whimsical Kindergarten Wolfartsweier is built like a big white cat. Constructed in 2011 and designed by Tomi Ungerer and Ayla Suzan Yöndel, the cat building includes a door for a mouth below a whisker-lined nose, windows for eyes, and a classroom in its belly. For added fun, kids can even ride down its tail that doubles as a slide.

In terms of architecture that inspires a playful imagination, the Kindergarten Wolfartsweier is remarkable for its embrace of an alternative, animalistic design for what a school can be. Source : Atlas Obscura

1968 - Star Trek & Mr Spock

Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock with Cat

Leonard Nimoy with a shape-shifting cat called 'Isis' in 'Assignment Earth' a 1968 episode from the original Star Trek series "Quite a lovely animal, Captain, I find myself strangely drawn towards it" responds Mr Spock, who did seem very at ease with Isis in the film clip and his love of animals is confirmed by Animal Wellness Magazine

1951 - Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet at Primary School!

But who is Jagger's best friend in this image?

Schoolboy Jagger and Richards

School of Rock: Never-before-seen pictures of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at primary school together

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have been photographed together on countless occasions. But this class picture from January 9, 1951, is probably the very first. With their pudding basin haircuts, the pair, then aged seven, took their place among the rows of new boys and girls at Wentworth Primary School in Dartford.
Now, released 50 years after the formation of the Rolling Stones, this never-before-seen photo captures the moment Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met for the first time - at primary school.
A few years later the youngsters would go to separate secondary schools.
However, by 1961 they had rekindled their friendship after bumping into each other at a railway station. The rest, of course, is history.
Wentworth Primary released the photograph of its old boys in celebration of the Stones’ 50th anniversary this year.
A school register from the time shows Michael Jagger and Keith Richards’ names just one space apart.
That year was the school’s first ever intake and the register also records the pair’s birthdays.
Deputy head Paul Langridge said the school remained a pilgrimage spot for Stones fans.
'It is a great talking point that we have two international superstars who sat on the same hall floor that the children do today.
'We do use the stories of Sir Mick and Keith as a source of inspiration for the children and tell them that they can achieve like they did.'
The artefacts were presented to Wentworth Primary School last year to mark the school’s 60th anniversary, with the photograph - belonging to a former classmate of the rock stars - passed on in the belief that it was best place for it to be kept.
Mr Langridge added: 'We have had Japanese, American and German visitors come and take pictures and film so it’s nice that our school in Kent has become an attraction.'
The Rolling Stones played their first ever gig in London on July 12, 1962.
Wentworth Primary School today said it had no plans for events to mark the 50th anniversary.

1930s - Siamese Cat Lady

Siamese Cat Lady 1930s

Well - what can you say? Still trying to source an identity to the 'Cat Lady'.

1930 - H W Fechner

Fechner Black Cat 1930

Not much is known about H W Fechner or his black cat imagery other than it is attributed to him in 1930 and is a very popular visual image on the internet.

1920s - 30s - Halloween Black Cat

Ode to the Black Cat at Halloween

Adorable 'Ode' to the Black Cat

1930s - Birthday Card

1930s Birthday Card featuring musical instrument playing cats

More than a little hint of Louis Wain in this 1930s Birthday Card - image sourced from Pinterest

The late 1800s - France

Dancing Cut Out Cats 1800s

Image courtesy and © ArtChix Studio

Not to my personal taste but these French 'dancing cats' from the late 1800s are reminiscent of Louis Wain - these images were made available to cut out and (presumably) somehow dangled to evoke dancing.

Any time! - Cakes & Cupcakes!

Cup Cakes Halloween Cup Cakes

Thanks to Catsparella for the Cup Cake images but I'm not sure I could eat them ........

Cat Iced Cake

A work of art and such a cute cat!

Fancy that!

Enlarged image accompanying Fancy That Christmas Card Cat

This fun image accompanies the poem 'Fancy That!' Image courtesy of

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