Cats in Sinks is a web site that posts pictures of, um, cats in sinks. There are more of these than you might think.
Neither of our cats would be found in a sink if their food bowl was in there. But apparently the sink is a popular hangout for your typical Felissilvestris catus, who just loves to curl up for a nap in the porcelain.
Miss Woodhouse and Miss Darcy especially enjoy a warm radiator.
Once in a while I like to pull a book from the shelves of the library or a book store or occasionally a friend's bookshelf at not-quite random just to see what turns up.
What turned up recently was We Are the Cat: Life Through the Eyes of the Royal Feline (2006) by Terry Bain, who wrote the book in spite of his cat's wishes otherwise.
Cat books, like books about Antarctic explorers and time travel, are either/or propositions. Either you can't get enough of them or you wouldn't read one on a bet.
This is such a quintessential Cat Book that it will positively thrill the cat book crowd. The rest of you can go back to Shackelton's autobiography.
Their cat describes the Bain family (known to their cat as The Laps), the purpose of yarn (not knitting), the significance of grooming (very significant), the delights of various foods (kibble, grass, houseplants), and the best places to sleep (in the sun, on the computer.)
It's an altogether charming book and one that has the additional appeal for me that it's written by a Lap from Spokane.
This is a photo I took a few minutes ago with . . . a telephone! Modern technology amazes me.
I've had this cell phone for a while but I hadn't bothered to learn how to enter contacts or direct dial numbers, let alone figuring out how to take pictures with it. And now that I've bothered I discover I can not only take photos but email them to myself. And others.
This cat is Miss Darcy and her picture is the one I took because she was about 16 inches away from me, lounging on the warm radiator. Isn't she lovely!