Fine Arts

Still Life With Girl And Cat

                   Cat & Mouse by Ella Ruth Cowperthwaite

For the past two hours, Cynthia has been intently staring at Pinterest and Marcy has been intently staring at a bug on the wall.

Cynthia:  Sigh… there are some photographs that I could stare at all day.


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Cynthia:  Some photographs are infinitely interesting. Don’t you just love the candid intimacy of these shots of girls with their cats?

‘Ibsen’ by Anna Morosini

Marcy:  No.

Cynthia:  Really? No?!

Marcy:  Why stare at a static, dead photograph when you could stare at this bug on the wall?

Cynthia:  But if a photograph is good, it isn’t static or dead. It’s alive. It’s a work of art.


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Marcy:  No way. My bug is a work of art. It’s like live theatre.

Cynthia:  Oh yeah?

Marcy:  At any moment it will try to fly off and then who knows what I will do with it? Bat it around? Torture it? Kill it? Eat it? Kill it and eat it? The possibilities are endless and enthralling.

Intrigued by Marcy’s enthusiasm, Cynthia gets up to take a closer look at Marcy’s bug.

Cynthia:  Ummmmm…. Marcy… that’s a nail that used to hold up our clock that broke.

Marcy (indignant):  No. It’s not. It’s a bug. His name is Brian.

Cynthia shakes her head and wanders off, wondering if all cats are slightly insane.

*As is always the case on Pinterest, many photos do not have watermarks and finding the photographer is sometimes impossible. Please do let me know if you have the correct source for any of these photographs. It’s a shame for these wonderful pictures to go uncredited.

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  • Reply Whimsical Preppy July 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I always find it funny when cats play with bugs, eat them and then have a look of, "why did I just eat that gross thing?"
    These photos are always fun to look at.
    Thanks for sharing,

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 16, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      Oh I know that look! Where they have their mouth hanging open for a few moments – totally so grossed out they can even bring themselves to close it. Too funny!

  • Reply Liana July 16, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Love all of these… especially the second one. Thanks for sharing them. I'll have to check out your pinterest boards!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      I love that one too and every time I look at it I wonder how on earth the photographer was able to capture that moment. My Pinterest is pretty much all cats and cat art and cat photography.

  • Reply Anonymous July 16, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Those really are wonderful pics! The Ibsen looks like a painting!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      I wonder if there is a filter on it? I am obsessed with filters lately.

  • Reply Anonymous July 16, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Marcy, you could move in with me. I have roaches, fleas, flies, spiders, mosquitoes, rodents and snakes. You'll think your in Disneyland.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 16, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      Hmpf. You must live in Texas. I'm not going there even if there are wonderful tasty live treats moving about.

  • Reply Merrie K. July 16, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Love the photos! is it wrong that the first thing I thought when I saw the top picture was "where did cynthia get than fantastic sofa??" :)Then I realized it wasn't you. Can you tell I"m in full apt redecoration mode? I luv it when cats are mercemized by a speck on the wall…that's what minnie was doing when i found her…jumping up to try to get a sticker that someone had stuck on the outside of her cage. She had the most serious look on her face 🙂

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 16, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      I think one of the reasons I like the photo so much is because of that fantastic couch. Did you find a place yet?

      killing a bug is a very serious business to us cats. your minnie must be an expert at bug extermination.

  • Reply GnomeLover July 17, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Ha! A nail! I thought a nail was a spider the other day, so Marcy is not alone. Although I did not name it. I love all of the photos. My favorite is "Ibsen." So poetic and pretty. I feel like the cat is standing guard as she gets undressed.


  • Reply Rick Sanchez July 22, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Maggie also hallucinates bugs on the wall and in the wall, and on the other side of a door and apparently on my feet.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 22, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      i love toes. sometimes i pretend they are giant bugs and chase and kill them. cindy's are great but freddy's are better. his move faster trying to get away from me.

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