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  • #850110
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    Jeankit
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    Today we are celebrating a Purrday:
    beatrix potter cats bunnies
    Beatrix Potter!

    #850124
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    Moonshadow_NZ
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    I loved the Beatrix Potter books as a child. I have a collection of them all here – just waiting to be read to grandchildren. Waiting on the grandchildren too.
    Happy Beatrix Potter birthday.

    #850296
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    Jeankit
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    Happy Purrday Artist Today:
    Sloan
    Born today in 1871 painter John French Sloan.
    Belated Purrday Wishes:

    Born 08-01 in 1883 artist Benedict Fred (B.F.) Dolbin.
    cat in repose
    Enjoy 🙂

    cat alert

    #850372
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    Jeankit
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    ThrowBackThurs:
    Happy Purrday to
    dolores de rio & noir

    Born today in 1904 actress Dolores del Rio.

    #850374
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    katzenjammer
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    Dolores and KJ rock similar eye makeup – but not the same Basement Cat! 😉

    #850400
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    Jeankit
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    Belated Happy Purrday to US President Obama:
    Below: Come this January both President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron will both be out of office but Larry (the cat) will likely continue in his position as Britain’s first mouser at 10 Downing Street.
    Obama, Cameron & Larry
    UK Kit Larry sends headbonks & purrs 😉

    #850416
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    CatWScotia
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    Larry stays because he doesn’t belong to the Camerons, but to a member of staff. So his position is much safer!

    😆

    #850434
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    lagatta
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    True. I don’t know whether or not PM May likes cats, but suspect she prefers them to a rodent infestation.

    #850593
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    Jeankit
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    Happy Purrday too:
    Born today in 1845 artist Xavier Mellery.
    artist xavier mellery

    Belated Purrday wishes for:
    Born in 1869 painter and printmaker Louis Valtat.

    Below: Valtat painting, “Self-Portrait with Cat” 1899.
    self portrait w/cat

    Hope you enjoyed both!

    #850633
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    Jeankit
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    Happy Purrday to:
    Born today in 1897 author Enid Blyton.
    birthday boy

    Disappearing Cat

    #850665
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    Belated Happy Purrday to:
    Happy Birthday musician, singer and songwriter Ian Anderson. Anderson is sixty-nine today.
    Feline fact: Anderson has long been working on charity projects to raise awareness and financial support for projects in defense of small wild cats around the world.
    ian anderson

    “In raising the consciousness of the public to the plight of many small, wild cats, the Bengal and some other hybrids can be like a signpost pointing the way to a broad and unselfish commitment to save not only endangered species but those whose fate may also one day become inevitable.”

    #850934
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    Happy Purrday to:
    Happy Birthday actor, filmmaker, environmentalist and philanthropist Robert Redford. Redford is eighty today. 😀

    Robert Redford w cat

    #851112
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    Happy Purrday to Artist:
    Born today in 1861 painter Joseph Edward Southall.
    Below: “Contentement” (1928).
    Contentment
    Enjoy 🙂

    #851113
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    Happy Belated Purrday to:
    “We call him “Cat,” We call him “Crazy” yet is he neither.”

    Born today in 1880 cartoonist George Herriman.
    Below: Self portrait with the characters of his comic strip “Krazy Kat”.
    krazy cat author
    😉

    #851203
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    Jeankit
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    moon hoax

    1835
    The Great Moon Hoax

    On this day in 1835, the first in a series of six articles announcing the supposed discovery of life on the moon appears in the New York Sun newspaper.

    Known collectively as “The Great Moon Hoax,” the articles were supposedly reprinted from the Edinburgh Journal of Science. The byline was Dr. Andrew Grant, described as a colleague of Sir John Herschel, a famous astronomer of the day. Herschel had in fact traveled to Capetown, South Africa, in January 1834 to set up an observatory with a powerful new telescope. As Grant described it, Herschel had found evidence of life forms on the moon, including such fantastic animals as unicorns, two-legged beavers and furry, winged humanoids resembling bats. The articles also offered vivid description of the moon’s geography, complete with massive craters, enormous amethyst crystals, rushing rivers and lush vegetation.

    #851913
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    Happy Purrday to:
    Born today in 1803 illustrator J. J. Grandville.

    Below: Illustration from “The Public and Private Life of Animals (Adventures of a French Cat)” (1842).

    cat lives

    #852055
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    Jeankit
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    Happy Purrday to:
    Happy Birthday artist Margaret Keane. Keane is eighty-nine today.
    (Remember growing up & enjoying this artist as a little girl…someday cat lady 😉 )

    wide eyed girl & kitteh

    #852384
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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chagalls-ceiling-unveiled
    1964
    Chagall’s ceiling unveiled
    Chagall Paris Opera Ceiling 1964
    Enjoy 🙂

    #852759
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    Happy Purrday to:
    Born today in 1865 artist Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer.

    Below: “The Sorceress” (1897).
    The Sorceress

    #852900
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    Happy Purrday Artist of Day:
    Born today in 1867 painter and printmaker Pierre Bonnard.

    Below: “The White Cat” (1894).
    Pierre Bonnard

    #853391
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    Happy Belated Purrday to:
    Born 10.16 in 1900 author and illustrator Edward Ardizzone.

    Below: “The dreaded Catipoce”.

    art Catipoce

    Happy Purrday to:
    Born 10.16 in 1874 artist Lionel Lindsay.
    cat mouse wood cut

    Enjoy!

    #853640
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    Jeankit
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    Happy Purrday to:
    Believe me, I get it. In the last few weeks I’ve watched a lot of cats do a lot of weird and interesting things.”

    Happy Birthday Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Clinton is sixty-nine today.

    Belated Wishes to:
    Born today in 1915 comic book creator, author and illustrator Bob Kane.

    Below: The Cat-Woman’s first mask and costume. From Batman #3 (1940).

    Hillary Clinton

    cat woman

    #853642
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    JerseyJoan
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    Hey, that’s Socks the First Cat! I think Shaddo wrote a letter to him.

    #853790
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    Jeankit
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    All Hallow’s Eve Day fun with special purrday!
    retro black cats fun
    🙂

    Born today in 1883 artist Marie Laurencin.

    Below: Self portrait with cat (1912).
    purrday marie lurencin

    #853815
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    Jeankit
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    Nov 1st: Happy Purrday Artist!
    Born today in 1889 artist Hannah Höch.
    purrday

    #853846
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    Today’s Artist Birthday:
    Born today in 1699 painter Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin.

    purrday

    #853967
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    Happy Purrday to:
    Happy Birthday singer and songwriter Joni Mitchell. Mitchell is seventy-three today.

    Below: Mitchell’s self portrait used as the cover art for her recording “Taming The Tiger”.

    joni mitchell self portrait with kitteh

    Earworm for the day:

    #854402
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    Belated Happy Purrday to:
    Born 11/20 in 1625 painter Paulus Potter.

    Below: “Cat Playing With Two Dogs” (1652).
    cat dogs playing 1652
    Furry fun circa 1652 😉

    Born 11/21 in 1890 painter and illustrator Jeanne Mammen.

    Below: “Girl with Cat (Mädchen mit Katze” (1943).

    1890 girl with cat
    Purry Cubism 🙂

    Born today in 1862 illustrator Warwick Goble.

    Below: Ye old classic, “Puss in Boots”.

    Puss 'n' Boots

    Enjoy!

    #854897
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    Jeankit
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    Psst – today’s Purrday Person:
    “Some cats, …they’re going to always have that hunger.”

    Happy Birthday musician Nikki Sixx. Sixx is fifty-eight today.
    purrday rocker

    #854899
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    katzenjammer
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    Nikki Sixx – yes! With white kit no less! Former BF of style icon IMHO (and kit lover/slave to sphynx kits) Kat Von D. 🙂

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