Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The Most Fabulous Anniversary in the History of Catland
Martial and Catullus in the Planter
Peter and Pindar
Yes, unbelievable as it may seem, on January 10, Pindar, Martial and Catullus celebrated one month's residence with us. Here is a retrospective exhibit of their behavior and ours as we have been learning to live with each other. (The exhibit concept alone is so barmy, it shows that the Birchall household is already long past the point of no return on its startlingly precipitous descent into Crazy Cat Shelter.)
Pindar in Vermeer mode
The Mad Face of Martial
They have taken over the workplace
They do love windows
Pindar is still relatively small
Sometimes they sleep
Two lines Peter wrote about them...
Sweet, darling, little beasties, such as climb
My shoulders as I search for phrase and rhyme
And two lines I wrote...
Tiny little cat
with a silver tail
Seven A.M. I find them in Peter's study, eagerly looking out the window, all lined up together.
It's a good thing we had a new screen installed...
There is much to see...birds, even squirrels on the power line...
It's unusual to see them all together.
A tender picture of Pindar and Martial's beautiful faces in the morning light
A portrait of Catullus, dressed in shining fur
Pindar and Catullus. The colors of their coats show up in the morning light.
Hey! Wait! Don't take me away yet! I don't deserve the hook! You haven't let me show the pictures of the cats fighting in an empty bathtub yet! They bash their little skulls against the porcelain and then they stop and wash each other's faces. I know everybody will want to see that! And what about the one of Martial with her face in a sour cream bowl? Come on! I have a LOT MORE CAT PICTURES! Honest, I do!