A quote from Robert Heinlein 1907 - 1988 (one of my husband's favourite authors) says it all! - Robert Heinlein quotes here
Adorable picture of 'Kitty' who died September 2015 - one of the many Shakespeare & Co. cats whose empire is the entire shop!
Kitty patrolling her territory!
New kid on the block - Agatha was found in 2014 and made herself known in the Christie section!
An earlier archive version of 'Kitty' counting up at the end of the day.
Adorable Paw Prints!
Adorable Hallowe'en cats - how clever!
With grateful thanks to CryptidWiki
"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'.
Too cute for words - ah!
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
This won't appeal to some I am sure, but it is still quite a superb piece of artwork.
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.
Some lucky kindergarten age children in Karlsruhe, Germany can! (And to think Andrew went there for the beer!)
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
But who is Jagger's best friend in this image?
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 rockstars - 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.
Well - what can you say? Still trying to source an identity to the 'Cat Lady'.
Not much is known about H W Fechner or his black cat imagery other than it is attributed to hin in 1930 and is a very popular visual image on the internet.
Adorable 'Ode' to the Black Cat
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 avaialable to cut out and (presumably) somehow dangled to evoke dancing.
Thanks to Catsparella for the Cup Cake images but I'm not sure I could eat them ........
This fun image accompanies the poem 'Fancy That!' Image courtesy of UnitedCats.com
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