"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Newspaper Clipping of the Day, Christmas Edition

As it is Christmas Eve, I'm taking a brief detour from all the usual murders, premature burials, disappearances, venomous ghosts, Mystery Blood, Mystery Explosions, and all the other gruesome doings we know and love.

Instead, here is a story from the "Auckland Star" of April 17, 1907, describing the Boston Animal Rescue League's annual Cat Christmas Party.  This seems to have been a tradition with them for some years, and I for one would take it over pretty much any other kind of party I know.

During this holiday season, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, don't forget to do an extra act of kindness for some cat, dog, horse, bird, or any other helpless creature who needs some love.

And not to fear; I'll be back with the usual creepy, blood-soaked mayhem on Friday.

via Papers Past



Louis Wain, "A Cat's Christmas Party," c. 1906 via Library of Congress


1 comment:

  1. Don't give my beasts any ideas... Have a happy Christmas; I hope it's the end of a wonderful year and the start of an even better one.

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