Happy Belated Cat Day!

I missed National Cat Day yesterday! Shame on me. We did celebrate though, as you do. By spending the evening training our kitten, Tank, to take her dead mice into the field next to our house, dig a hole 6 feet deep, and bury them respectfully without our ever knowing they existed. We are still in Phase 1 of the training process. I’ll let you know how it goes.

There are many lovely and legitimate cat paintings, worthy of serious accolades in the art world. Here are a few: Le Chat Noir (Theophile Steinlen), Cat Devouring A Bird [and probably not burying it] (Pablo Picasso), and Child With Cat (Renoir). The latter is especially sweet. But the cat art I like best is none of the above. The cat art I prefer is paradoxical and kitschy. Kitschy cats, if you will. For instance:

Kitty With A Purrrrl Earring

Arnolfeliney Portrait

And God made cats, and He was pleased. Until they left dead mice on his porch.

I hope you and yours had a great Cat Day yesterday. Maybe you even touched your cat! (I didn’t. Allergies.) Now that we are done celebrating cats, does anybody know when National Guinea Pig Day is?

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