Cats in the news

January 23, 2013 at 3:50 pm (Cats)

First, there’s the amazing tale of Holly and her 200-mile trek down Florida’s east coast. The story of Holly’s arduous undertaking put me in mind of the children’s classic by Sheila Burnford. IncredibleJourney  In that novel, Tao, the Siamese cat, had the companionship of two dogs. Holly, on the other hand, seems to have made her way all on her own.

Holly, reunited with her grateful owners

Holly, reunited with her grateful owners

The January 21 issue of the New Yorker had an especially fine cover:

"Herding Cats," by Barry Blitt

“Herding Cats,” by Barry Blitt

(Three guesses who the herdsman is; the first two, naturally, don’t count.) This was an exceptionally fine issue, too. I recommend especially David Owen’s “The Psychology of Space.” Here we are introduced to the fabulous Oslo Opera House and its designers, the firm of Snøhetta Architects.    Full_Opera_by_night

“Becoming Them” is James Wood’s  eloquent,  supremely poignant account of his ever changing relationship with his aging parents. And I enjoyed “Experience,” a short story by Tessa Hadley, author of The London Train.

Finally, my daughter-in-law gave me these delightful towels for Christmas: cattowels

Miss Marple, our resident feline, greatly approves of the subject matter of this post:  marpleextraordinary

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