Friday, December 15, 2017

Quote Of The Day

photograph from The Telegraph (UK)

The true threat is the delusion that our opinion of science somehow alters its reality. ~ Katherine Hayhoe

Thursday, December 14, 2017

"It Is A Truth Universally Acknowledged..."

That anything made of yarn is irresistible to cats.

Someone keeps absconding with Baby Jesus.

The Online Bookshelf - The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes

Edited by Walter Jerrold with black and white illustrations by Charles Robinson, available as a free download from Project Gutenberg.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Brings New Meaning To The Phrase "With Bells On"

I suppose it's a sign of my dubious moral character, but this absolutely cracks me up.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Vintage Holiday Images - Christmas Cards

Copyright-free, from Dover.

Saturday, December 9, 2017


Friday, December 8, 2017

Quote Of The Day

image from Pinterest

The tongue is the neck's worst enemy. ~ Egyptian proverb

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017


Friday, December 1, 2017

Quote of the Day

Girl Showing Cat Her Pet Bird - Antonio Rotta

An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. ~ Pliny the Younger

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Usual Suspects

UPDATE:  I was congratulating myself on having caught Minnie red-pawed and then I came home today to find a strip of rubber matting on the landing covered with German Shepherd-sized tooth marks.

Sunday, November 26, 2017


Mouse sketch by Beatrix Potter

There was a tiny, intact, dead mouse on the spare-room rug this afternoon.  

Which rules out Reserve Cat, who always eats what he kills unless of course we get it away from him first.

Saturday, November 25, 2017


Friday, November 24, 2017

Quote Of The Day

Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster. ~ W. T. Sherman

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

image from the Graphics Fairy

Although the mouse pie eaters in this house outnumber the pumpkin pie eaters three to two, we're sticking with tradition this year.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Vintage Advertising - Snowdrift Lard

From The Woman's Home Companion, January 1921.

Saturday, November 18, 2017


Friday, November 17, 2017

Quote Of The Day

Cat Gorgeous Cat by Oliver Herford

"You know the best example of sincerity?  The absolute gold standard?"


Angus pointed to the door, outside which Cyril was waiting patiently.  "A dog.  Have you ever met with an insincere dog -- a dog who hides his true feelings?"

Domenica looked thoughtful.  "And cats?"

"Dreadfully insincere," said Angus.  Psychopaths -- every one of them.  Show me a cat, Domenica, and I'll show you a psycopath.  Textbook examples."  ~ Alexander McCall Smith