Posts Tagged: cats
Elegant words from a manuscript painstakingly illustrated by a fifteenth-century scribe: “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam.”
Translation: “Here is nothing missing, but a cat urinated on this during a certain night.”
The blog Medieval Fragments has more on the cats that both bedeviled and entertained the monks of the Middle Ages....more
Don’t let that Oxford education and British citizenship fool you: 125 years ago today, Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
He went on to become one of the defining voices of the modernist movement with poems like The Waste Land and plays like Murder in the Cathedral—oh, and that children’s book that eventually became the musical Cats....more
If you ask Kuzya, an assistant librarian at the State Hermitage Library in Novorossiysk, Russia, for a book recommendation, you might go home with A Tale of Two Kitties or The Brothers Kara-meow-zov.
Because he is a cat. And he wears a bow-tie and has a cat passport, which is apparently a legitimate legal document in Russia....more
Where does your cat go when he’s missing, and what would you do to find out?
Rumpus contributors Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton went all the way, employing kitty-stalking gear like cameras and trackers to peer into their pet’s secret life....more
Ernest Hemingway fell in love with polydactyl (six-toed) cats after he was given one by a ship’s captain.
Now the descendants of his cats live free on the property of his former home turned museum in Key West. Well, the forty to fifty feline residents have lived without regulation until recently — the USDA has been locked in a federal case with the museum over the licensing and care of the cats....more
Remember “spinster aunt and gentleman farmer” Twisty Faster?
Her blog I Blame the Patriarchy, a perpetual source of fantastic writing and radical feminism, has grown quieter and quieter these past several months, due, according to her sidebar, to “[t]he crushing demands of patriarchy blaming.” We can all relate....more
This week the Rumpus will be in Yorkshire, England. Or at least the triumvirate will be. On exhibit there at the Chris Beetles gallery until September 13 will be the work of “cat artist” Louis Wain, who died in 1939. Wain’s cats have seen renewed popularity, as much for their quality as for the legendary madness of the man who made them....more