Feline Inspiration once more…
Artists and their Cats
Just after having, once again, a heated debate over lunch with my dog loving friends, where, once again, I had to defend the perceived “uselessness” of cats, I came across a charming book titled “Artists and their Cats” at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.
Of course, I was immediately vindicated in my belief that nothing can beat the charm and “uselessness” of having a cat. Just look at this small selection of photographs of artists with their cats!
Really, if a cat cozies up to you and starts purring, it is one if the loveliest things you can share with your feline companion. Actually, in France it is known as “ronron thérapie”. The great French writer Colette understood this:
And then an article in the New York Times by Julia Baird (click to read) reiterated my cat advocacy: “Stand up for your cat!” or how we need to lose the stereotype of the pathetic female and her felines.
I say: Cat Lovers and Dog Lovers Unite!