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Posted in Cats in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2011 by Mj Rains

“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.” – Erica Jong

image: Rock N Roll, Baby  by gre3g


My gray contented pussycat…

Posted in Cats in Art, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2011 by Mj Rains

Don’t go to sleep, my gray contented pussycat, for my friend Valentine will soon ring the bell, make her entrance, swish about, and carry on.  She will run her gloved hand over your back, and your spine will shudder as you look at her with murderous eyes.  You know she really doesn’t like you very much, my short-haired country girl, she goes into ecstasies over Angoras, which have capes like collies and whiskers like Chauchard.  Ever since you scratched her that day, she keeps her distance; she knows nothing about your violent soul, delicate and vindictive, the soul of a bohemian cat.  As soon as she comes, turn your striped back to her, roll yourself up into a turban at my feet, on the satin scratched by your curved claws shaped like the thorns of a wild rosebush….Shhh! she rang….here she is! She shivers and haphazardly plants her icy little nose on my face – she kisses so poorly!    –   Colette, What Must We Look Like?

image: Toraman the Caddy by elifvargi


Posted in Cats in Art with tags , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by Mj Rains

Saw this on Animal Planet’s Must Love Cats episode this weekend….

Magic persists without us….

Posted in Cats in Art, Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2010 by Mj Rains

in other words

by Charles Bukowski

the Egyptians loved the cat
were often entombed with it
instead of with the women
and never with the dog

but now
good people with
good eyes
are very few

yet fine cats
with great style
lounge about
in the alleys of
the universe.

our argument tonight
whatever it was
no matter
how unhappy
it made us

remember that
there is a
adjusting to the
space of itself
with a delightful

in other words
magic persists
without us
no matter what
we may try to do
to spoil it.


Just thought I’d share another great “Buk” poem from
The Pleasures of the Damned.  I like this one…on more than
one level.

Talking Cats Play Pattycake (via The Ancient Gaming Noob)

Posted in Cats in Art with tags , , , , , on December 3, 2010 by Mj Rains

One of the funniest cat videos I’ve ever seen….
Check it out for a good laugh to start the weekend…

It is Friday and that guy who did the Werner Herzog videos on YouTube hasn’t done anything in ages. So, instead, here are cats playing Pattycake courtesy of my wife.  Pattycake is a game of sorts, right? Oh, and the cats, they talk.  But you kind of have to talk to play Pattycake. Our cats don’t have the patience for this sort of thing, though one of our cats will play fetch if he is in the moo … Read More

via The Ancient Gaming Noob

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