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Throwback Thursday: A Rasputin Puddy Tat?

Image by Barrett of Ramsgate

Cynthia:  Sigh… I don’t know what it is about old photos but I could look at them all day.

Marcy:  It’s four o’clock in the afternoon. You have been looking at them all day.

Cynthia:  Every day more of these vintage photos of women with cats gets pinned to Pinterest. Seriously. Every day. My vintage photo board is up to 153 pins. Where do they come from? I guess they just languished in old photo albums and shoe boxes until a few years ago when the internet made it socially acceptable to be cat crazy.

Marcy:  Us cats hypnotized you humans eons ago. The proof is in the photos.

Cynthia:  You’re right, Marcy. The girl in the photo looks like one of the last Russian princesses. She has that entranced gaze of someone who’s been hypnotized. And, that wall eyed kitty looks like he is channeling Rasputin and is the one who hypnotized her.

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia and Rasputin

Cynthia (her eyes dilating):  It’s quite uncanny. It’s quite creepy. It’s like you cats have the same hypnosis talents as the mystical Rasputin who helped destroy the Russian monarchy.

Marcy (in her hypnotist voice):  You will now go and get me Friskies.

Cynthia’s eyes glaze over and she smiles beatifically.

Cynthia:  Sure. Okay.

Cynthia wanders over to the Cat Cabinet to get Marcy her dinner two hours before Friskies o’clock.

Marcy:  All of us puddy tats have a little Rasputin in us.

Marcy smiles evilly and mystically as she eats her Friskies two hours earlier.



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  • Reply Whimsical Preppy June 13, 2014 at 12:48 am

    That is such a pretty picture of the young lady and the cat. Hopefully she survived the Russian Revolution, if it was taken at that time. I will have to check out the pinterest cat pictures!
    Thanks for sharing,

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch June 13, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you, Stacey! I really do love looking at all of the old time photos of women and girls posing for photos with their cats. More and more crop up on Pinterest every day it seems!

  • Reply Anonymous June 13, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Cynthia, Marcy is gaining too much power. She needs to volunteer at the cat shelter so she can appreciate the lovely home you've given her. A day of fasting wouldn't hurt either.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch June 15, 2014 at 4:52 am

      as soon as i get the power of the delete button these kinds of comments will not be tolerated! fasting … HA…really, now.
      meow, marcy

  • Reply GnomeLover June 14, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Okay. I am dense. I have to go google Rasputin. I am intrigued and scared about my education. Both women are gorgeous. Although they are so young. I am all alone for dinner tonight. Will Marcy share some Friskies? Although, I think I am going to have a cookie and some wine!


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch June 15, 2014 at 4:50 am

      i'll share my friskies with you any time!
      meow, marcy

      Cookies and wine for dinner is my kind of meal!

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