Tiger with his sister Pepper.
A dramatic tale in sepia.
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It is confirmed.
All forms of human entertainment – drama, theatre, cinema can trace their origin to cats.
Cats have played a phenomenal role in helping develop the acting skills of human beings.
You can see where actors & actresses got their perfect expressions from.
The art of emoting.
Be it that special look in the eyes or that just-so-right tilt of the head.
Those swooning scenes where the actor passes out & people rush to get the smelling salts, were learnt from these.
Pepper demonstrating a swoon.
How to show affection & yet maintain a cool distance by looking the other way.
Ever wondered why Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical was called Cats?
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From Gus: The Theatre Cat by TS Eliot –
“I have played,” so he says, “every possible part,
And I used to know seventy speeches by heart.
I’d extemporize back-chat, I knew how to gag,
And I knew how to let the cat out of the bag.
I knew how to act with my back and my tail;
With an hour of rehearsal, I never could fail.
I’d a voice that would soften the hardest of hearts,
Whether I took the lead, or in character parts…”
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Come to think of it, every time I pop out to see what my bunch of five are up to, they are mostly asleep.
Not light nap nap types. But real deep deep sleep.
they will wake up in order to
make their sleeping position even more comfy
to get some food
sharpen their hunting skills by crouching & jumping at a passing tiny fly.
The flies almost always escape their craftiest moves.
It’s a bright world out there.
New day for you,”
says my cats,
“time for us to sleep.
Got to get that rest
to catch a fly.”
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Brothers in arms.
Catch the rest here
“Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man.”
If any animal can throw attitude & get you to stay humble, it has to be cats.
On second thoughts…do cats even consider themselves animals?
Their calling in life is far superior.
I have also come to realise something else.
With cats & kittens in your life there is not much need to go to the movies for entertainment.
Or to the theatre for that matter.
Better still it’s free.
Themz fuzz balls, close to four months.
Mia, before she became a Mama of the above. Relaxing is in their genes.
Totally like whatever, you know? by Taylor Mali is one of the funniest poems I’ve come across in a long time.
It’s so timely, like…you know what I mean…