Music – “Cool Cat Mewsic” from Animal Songs for Children by Tim Stockman. Released: 2010
(all photos by Sue Jimenez)
There is “laid back”, and then there is “LAID BACK!” Nowhere is this more evident than in the life that Tux and Shadow live in our domicile. Tux, especially, is truly a relaxed and cool dude. Shadow is as well, but tends to be a bit more reserved. A picture paints a thousand words…
Music – “I Love You Kitty Cat” from For the Kids!, Vol. 2 by David Thomas. Released: 2016.
For many years, authors have expounded on those mysterious creatures, cats. Here are a few pithy remarks, followed by a slide show of our cats, past and present. Enjoy! (fortunately, unlike the gentleman singing the song, I am not allergic to cats!)
‘When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.’ – Mark Twain
‘When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not more of a pastime to her than she is to me?’ – Montaigne
‘Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.’ – Terry Pratchett
A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.’ – Ernest Hemingway
Music – “Memory” from Andrew Lloyd Webber 60 by Elaine Paige. Released: 2008.
As of 2016, the musical “Cats” is the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history, and was the longest running Broadway show in history from 1997 until 2006 when it was surpassed by The Phantom of the Opera. It has been performed around the world many times and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Cats is a sung-through musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. (information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Enjoy the photos below, while listening to the fabulous them song from “Cats”. Featured are our current cats, “Tux” and “Shadow”, however, there are a few pictures of cats we have loved and lost: “Amber”, “Casper”, and “Kisa”. Unfortunately, they lived in the days before digital cameras, so we don’t have many photos of them.
Shadow, and his brother, Tux, reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They are brothers from the same litter, born in April, 2008 (they’re celebrating the big 10 this year!) and adopted their bipedal parents in February, 2009 from High Desert Cat Rescue. Full of shenanigans and the warm fuzzies, this site is to amuse and delight cat-lovers. I expect lots of “oooh”s and “aw”s from the readers.
Shadow doesn’t enjoy reading as much as Tux, and is more laid back than Tux. It is difficult to photograph him, as he is not into posing like his brother and most photos of him are washed out due to his all-black coat in the sunlight. Unlike Tux, he’s not an avid TV watcher of the Winter Olympics. Enjoy the many shades of Shadow…
(all photos by Sue Jimenez – no reproducing without permission from the author)