Monday, March 20, 2006

Literary Cats...

I don't know what it is about literary criticism and cats, but they seem to be drawn to it like moths to a lightbulb. And, by the looks of it, Viscosa isn't the only one.

Nor is she the only one that starts to feel sleepy the second she gets near the big ol' Norton Anthology. See her eyes? Yes, it happens to me too.


Loralee Choate said...

My favorite book store in the world had a library cat. She was awesome. Your cat also looks like the best cat I ever owned (I know...sigh.)

Jessie said...

Loralee, if it makes you feel any better, Viscosa means "Sticky" in Spanish. I bet Ick and Sticky could have been great friends. :)-

Aspen said...

When I'm home and have a book or laptop or whatever in my lap I always wind up having to put it aside because Sheba (one of three cats) insists on crawling up into my lap and wanting to lay directly on top of whatever I am doing. If I'm sprawled out on my bed reading a book she plops down right on top of it. If I am trying to write something she starts play with my pen.

So is the nature of cats.

And I love her to bits.

ps: I had a cat named Rascal when I was growing up - and he WAS a (not-so-little) rascal.

Amber said...

The day we brought our first cat home, Eric and I were looking in a guide to gods and demons for possible names. The name Eric liked best was Palis, who the book identified as a foot-licking demon, but it bothered me that I wasn't sure how to pronounce it, so we named her Piper instead. It turns out, though, that our cat is demonic (ask Jonathan) AND has a foot fetish--she loves to lick feet, especially feet that just came out of the shower. So I've always regretted, a little, that we didn't name her after the foot-licking demon.