"...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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Newspaper Clipping of the Day

The latest installment of the "Boston Post's" "Famous Cats of New England" introduces a cat blessed with beauty, brains, and brawn:
Twenty-two pounds of spotlessly white catdom does not dwell in every New England town. That's why Laconia, N.H., wants Dick's name written high on the lists of New England's famous cats. "The Cat Beautiful" is the title held by this monster angora that is the beloved property of Mrs. E.S. Cave.

With his head not a bit turned by all the praise and attention that is showered upon him by townspeople and visitors, Dick is the most democratic cat in that staid New England town. He shakes hands upon request with all comers and will sit up and beg even for a piece of candy in the hand of a child passing by.

For eight years Dick has been the joy of his mistress' heart and has kept the home bounds clear of all invading dogs and cats. They have learned to have a wholesome respect for the fluffy white form that confronts them suddenly as soon as they set foot on the boundaries of the Cave domain. They do not stay to indulge in argument--not those that have ever met Dick before.
~January 3, 1921

1 comment:

  1. Twenty-two pounds! And it doesn't read like it was all podge from eating candy, either.


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