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With thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sirius_nst for pointing these out ;)
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Mitzi in human form:


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And Mitzi in Art Nouveau style:

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Fare Well

When I lie where shades of darkness
Shall no more assail mine eyes,
Nor the rain make lamentation
When the wind sighs;
How will fare the world whose wonder
Was the very proof of me?
Memory fades, must the remembered
Perishing be?

Oh, when this my dust surrenders... )

Comfort

As I mused by the hearthside,
Puss said to me;
'there burns the fire , man,
and here sit we.

Four walls around us
against the cold air;
and the latch drawn close
to the draughty stair.


A roof o'er our heads... )
Walter de la Mare
(thanks to [livejournal.com profile] petrusplancius for the poems!)
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Have a good weekend!

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] n_colonel at С добрым утром!Оригинал взят у [livejournal.com profile] alsnum в С добрым утром!
И хорошей рабочей недели!
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Sailors and cats have a special relationship that dates back thousands of years. It is likely that the ancient Egyptians were the first seafarers to realize the true value of having cats as shipmates. In addition to offering sailors much needed companionship on long voyages, cats provided protection by ridding ships of vermin. Without the presence of cats, a crew might find their ship overrun with rats and mice that would eat into the provisions, chew through ropes and spread disease. The more superstitious sailors believed that cats protected them by bringing good luck. It was also common for crews to adopt cats from the foreign lands they visited to serve as souvenirs as well as reminders of their pets at home.
Apprentices aboard the USS Pensacola pose with mascot cat and dogs in February 1888. The Pensacola was a screw steamer that participated in Admiral David Farragut's capture of New Orleans in 1862.
Crew of the USS Nahant with their two cats, ca 1898. The Nahant was an ironclad monitor that joined the fleet of Rear Admiral Samual Francis du Pont (for whom Washington, DC's Dupont Circle in named) in the attack on Charleston Harbor in 1863. 
Several more photos and stories: )
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...is located in Key West, Florida. This is their website: http://www.hemingwayhome.com/; there's even a kitty cam, check it out :)

The photos below are from our visit there in 2006, [livejournal.com profile] kavery had a post about Hemingway Home (http://kavery.livejournal.com/2344447.html) and she suggested I post the photos, as others might like to see them. So here you are:

The Hemingway House and garden

The overall view of the house and garden. Hemingway lived there with his third wife, who was the editor of Vogue.
Several more photos of the house, garden, and cats )
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] levkonoe at И.Гармашова
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Автор картины - в заголовке, при копировании просьба указывать автора!
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kavery at 1 марта!
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Всех с началом весны и кошколюбов  со Всемирным Днем кошек!
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Nightingale's Cats

"The Nightingale Felines" Joy Shiller
"Mr Bismark and Big Pussie: the Special Friends of Florence Nightingale" Mark Bostridge

The Nightingale Felines

By Joy Shiller RN, BSN, MS, CAPA

A small pet is often an excellent companion for the sick or long chronic cases, especially. -- Florence Nightingale, 1859 1

The mention of Florence Nightingale’s name sparks two thoughts in our minds. She is credited as being the founder of modern nursing and is known for her efforts during the Crimean War. However, her other roles and accomplishments are just as astonishing. In addition to being a nurse, Miss Nightingale was an author, an educator, an inventor, a researcher, a statistician, and a philanthropist. In the post-war period, she worked diligently to reform conditions in India, in the London workhouses, and for the British military. She was recognized as an international authority on hospital planning and served as a consultant during the American Civil War, the Franco-Prussian War, and for multiple British military campaigns. She was an inspiration to Dorothea Dix and Clara Barton, for the Geneva Convention, and for the Red Cross. Numerous honors were bestowed upon her by the royalty of several countries. Interestingly, one of the least known facets about Miss Nightingale’s life is that she was a devout cat lover.

Miss Nightingale was raised on a large English countryside estate by an extraordinarily wealthy family. Throughout her childhood, she was surrounded by the presence of animals, including ponies, dogs, cats and birds. According to her mother, she “always had a passion for almost any kind of creature.” 2 Her first documented attempt at nursing was treating the injured paw of a sheepdog named Cap when she was a child. Over the years, cats became her favorite companions. 3 In fact, they were her chief joy. 4 She probably owned 60 felines during her lifetime. Her favorite was a large Persian named Mr. Bismarck, “the most sensitively affectionate of cats, very gentle. ….who never makes a mistake.” 5

More on Nightingale and cats: )

Source: http://www.countryjoe.com/nightingale/cats.htm
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“What’s the difference between a comma and a cat? A comma is a pause at the end of its clause while a cat has claws at the end of its paws.”
— Winston Chang

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