Thursday, September 25, 2008

Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat...

Here are some pics of our neighbor's outdoor cat, Stinky. I am a dog person and Austin even more so, but somehow we've fallen for Stinky's many charms. I can't even believe I'm putting cat photos on my blog nor can I believe I'm about to ask this, but isn't he cute?


Austin and Kitteh

My favorite cat poem, I think it suits Stinky:

The Cat and the Moon

The cat went here and there
And the moon spun round like a top,
And the nearest kin of the moon,
The creeping cat, looked up.
Black Minnaloushe stared at the moon,
For, wander and wail as he would,
The pure cold light in the sky
Troubled his animal blood.
Minnaloushe runs in the grass
Lifting his delicate feet.
Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance?
When two close kindred meet,
What better than call a dance?
Maybe the moon may learn,
Tired of that courtly fashion,
A new dance turn.
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
From moonlit place to place,
The sacred moon overhead
Has taken a new phase.
Does Minnaloushe know that his pupils
Will pass from change to change,
And that from round to crescent,
From crescent to round they range?
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
Alone, important and wise,
And lifts to the changing moon
His changing eyes.

-- William Butler Yeats

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