Friday, October 20, 2006

Obligatory Cat Post

Cats and Knitting Blogs are apparently synonymous in the Cyberworld, so here is my obligatory Cat Post.

This is Trim. A noble and adventurous cat who, in his master's words, was
"The best and most illustrious of his race. The most affectionate of friends, faithful of servants, and best of creatures."

Trim now has pride of place on the window ledge (a place most cats like to sit) of the State Library in Sydney where he can keep a watchful eye on his Master, Matthew Flinders, who stands before him.

They traveled together from the Cape of Good Hope to the great Southern Land where this puss had the honour of being the first feline to circumnavigate Australia.


Janette said...

Well, I never knew that - good to see you now have a cat!

How is Picovoli going? Great colour.

Lara said...

Lovely story - if only all our creatures were as loved and respected :)

mehitabel said...

And, according to our Australian hosts, there is a magnificent fountain in a park in downtown Sydney which is dedicated to their cat Archie--using his full name of Archibald, of course. Do you think they were having us on, or is the fountain really named for a cat?

Crow Jane said...

What a wonderful story! I knew Flinders had a beloved cat but I had no idea that the cat was a sea-faring adventurer.