RDP Tuesday:  not a cat but a textbook.
After the last of my cats passed away a few years ago, I was thinking that maybe I should adopt a cat for me and Hamish.
Hamish had never been alone since I had brought him home as a puppy and I wasn’t sure how he would handle it. It turns out he had issues.
When I came home from work I found blankets  from my bed piled in front of the living room door- he also piled the blankets his cat brothers had used in the same spot. He had a hard time sleeping at night.
At about the time my cats would get up in the middle of the night Hamish would get up and look for them.
Then he would come back to bed and sit near the door and cry a little.
Hamish was experiencing textbook grief, wasn’t he? Anyway, that’s how I handled it.

Hamish, Micey and Darwin
Photo A.M. Moscoso

A.M. Moscoso

A.M. Moscoso

The thing of it is, I never went out and ‘got a cat’.

They always found their way to me and that must have been the way to do it because my cats all lived to be nearly 20 years old.

I think we were meant to be together.

So as of the moment, me and Hamish don’t have felines in our family and as hard as it is to live that way there’s something in me that says that’s ok.

For now.

Evergreen Washelli- Seattle, Washington Photo A.M. Moscoso

Welcome To A Pawsome Caturday!

Paul Koudounaris

Do you know what never gets old? Caturday.  So let’s go way back to see how
we celebrated Caturday in ancient times.
In doing my extensive and very well researched hunt for Caturday material
I”ve decided I really like Roman cats.
They look a little psycho. I like that in my cats, don’t you?
Happy Caturday Everybody!

Mosaic from Pompeii Roman 1st Century CE (2)

The timeless and probably Universal Code.

Cat proving who is REALLY God around here: The Mouth of Truth, Rome, Italy. The massive marble mask weighs about 1300 kg and probably depicts the face of the sea titan god Oceanus.

Cat ambushing birds Pompeii, 1st Century Ad