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...How many mice can you count? ;)

Originally posted by [ profile] levkonoe at А.Долотов (xenopus)

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(via ASAPScience and IFLScience FB pages, respectively)
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One of T.S. Eliot's lighter poems...note the allusions ;)

Macavity: The Mystery Cat

Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw--
For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
For when they reach the scene of crime--Macavity's not there!

Macavity, Macavity, there's no-one like Macavity/ He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity... )
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Do watch--this is very short and equally funny, and has a deeper implication, too...;)  Found via [ profile] kavery--many thanks!

Hee hee ;)

Jun. 28th, 2014 10:53 am
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The Stay-lace, engraved by Alfred Leon Lemercier (19th century) (litho), Maurin, Nicholas Eustache (1799-1850) (after)
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Originally posted by [ profile] levkonoe at Хочется мира и покоя. John Sloane

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Из Контактика

Originally posted by [ profile] goand at И мне!
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Originally posted by [ profile] kavery at Кошь и шарик
Оригинал взят у [ profile] jollyj в Кошь и шарик
Дитя с дня рождения подружки шарик приволокла :))))/ "My daughter brought home a balloon from her friend's birthday party":

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(found via [ profile] anastgal--many thanks!)
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(cross-posted from [ profile] 1word1day)

ai·lu·ro·phile noun \ī-ˈlu̇r-ə-ˌfī(-ə)l, ā-\ : a cat fancier : a lover of cats

Greek ailouros, cat

First Known Use: 1914

Bonus cat facts here: Fun facts about our mysterious feline friends (it was in this article that I ran across this word)

and there are two cat-themed books on this list:

23 Weird Books that Really Exist
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With thanks to [ profile] sirius_nst for pointing these out ;)
Mitzi in human form:

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... )


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 [ profile] petrusplancius for the poems!)
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Have a good weekend!

Originally posted by [ profile] n_colonel at С добрым утром!Оригинал взят у [ 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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