Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Life with Cats

Just a few ways that cats are useful

Helping at work

(Drechmacher, the museum cat, at Chucalissa, early 80's)


(Twinkie snuggling in the blanket, 2009)

Keeping an eye on things

(Stormy in the backyard, 2009?)

Decorating the Christmas Tree

(Twinkie, Christmas 2009)

Helping at home

(Pants and John fold laundry, 2009)


(Pants snoozing on the blanket, 2009)


  1. oh cats have so many uses indeed, lovely post and beautifully illustrated.

  2. i agree with crafty green poet! cats are so very useful!! they are so headed...crafty...mysterious and playful...just to name a few!! i love cats! thanks for your post! love the pic's. *meow*

  3. Great cat post, I used to have a cat marked like Twinkie (white with spots) long ago, Floyd, he would lay on my pregnant belly and purr and purr. Of course my son adores cats.....

  4. So many people just don't realize how important cats are to maintaining order in the universe. Thank you for sharing your insights.

    (Of course, rabbits are also central to the universe's proper functioning. It really takes several species to overcome the effects of the humans.)

  5. Yes, the Usefulness of Cats. Truly important in maintaining order in the Universe. Second only to the Usefulness of Rabbits, FF, and you are correct in stating that other species are necessary to overcome the effects of humans.

    (but I have less luck in photographing mine--they seem to have some sort of perpetual motion thing going whenever I want to get pictures of them)

  6. That's a lot more than I've found decent uses for Kity Boy.

  7. It's always good to have a helping hand!!