Marcy: Snoopy! He’s my favorite dog of all time. But that is such a sad picture, Cindy. And why are you packing your suitcase again?
Cynthia: Oh, Marcy, it represents how I feel right now. I have to chase my heart across the country to say a final goodbye to a beloved family member.
Marcy: Well, make sure you come home. I don’t want to have to chase my heart across the country to find you. I might get lost.
Cynthia: Don’t worry. I’ll be back in a few days.
Cynthia gives Marcy a big smooch.
*The artwork above is a clandestine drawing by Italian street artist Kenny Random. A non random Kenny Random theme is the silhouette of a man in an overcoat and top hat being followed by … what else…his trusty black cat!
Cynthia: Most portraits from the “olden times” seem to be composed of uncomfortable people wearing uncomfortable clothes and gazing uncomfortably at the camera. But, put a cat in their arms and suddenly the person’s eyes light up with joy and a smile threatens to emerge from their lips.
Some even break out into big toothy grins! I especially love this one! Even the cats look happy!
I can’t seem to find the origins and/or dates of the pics above but I do know that the ladies in this next picture are Edna B. Doughty and Louisa Grogen. The year was 1927 and the picture was taken in Washington at the Wardman Park Hotel for a cat show. I love the decorative cloche the lady on the right is wearing.
|1927, Wardman Park Hotel, Washington
Photo from The Library Of Congress
Prints and Photographs Online Catalogue
Cynthia: Charles Schulz, the creator of Snoopy and Peanuts, says that happiness is a warm puppy. With all due respect to the Peanut Gallery, I would like to add that happiness is also a cute cat.
Marcy: I don’t think Mr. Schulz would mind. And anyway, he’s dead.
Cynthia: Marcy! Way to change the tone! Gee whiz!
Marcy: What? It’s my blog and I’ll change the tone if I want to.