Friday, March 23, 2012

me aged 12 with figaro me aged 22 with figaro
Left: Me & Fig, 1999. Right: Me & Fig, 2010.

The world lost a good cat this week. My long time friend. I don't mean to be maudlin but really, this guy was a big deal. I chose him - the runt of his litter - when I was ten; he was hilarious and eccentric; he came with me to university; I left him in London in my parents' capable hands when I came to New York a year and a half ago. He developed the habit of resting his head on my shoulder as a kitten and it remained his favourite way to be held for his entire life.

My mum found this painting a while ago, depicting another cat with the same interests.

'girl with cat' william morris hunt  me aged 12 with figaro
Left: 'Girl With Cat', William Morris Hunt, 1856. Right: Me & Fig, 1999

I got to see him when I was back in London in the past few weeks, said goodbye, and he died a few hours after I left. Bye Fig.


  1. saddest news. what an ace little cat.

  2. so great to have those images. lovely painting too. what a sweet cat.

  3. I'm sorry you lost your kitty. Absolutely beautiful photos, what brilliant photos to have.

  4. thanks you guys. he was indeed an ace and I'm glad I have these pictures to remind me of his years of dedicated services to awesomeness



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