“How to Talk to Your Cat”
By Jean Craighead Joy
Illustrations by the author
Reblogging myself from long ago. I scanned this from one of my prized possessions.
journal entry from today: Today I found out that I will be living in Rotary district 1620 of Belgium next year, which borders France on the left and the North Sea on the top and is mostly french speaking, which is good news because Dutch is not my area of expertise. after extensive research I discovered that Ypres is in this district, and that the town hosts a famous CAT parade every year called Kattenstoet. Apparently in the middle ages when everyone was paranoid about witchcraft, cats were seen as a symbol of witches, and they were also infesting the city, so they were tossed off the belfry as witches were burned below. So beautiful. But now the parade is a celebration of cats, and stuffed ones are thrown to the crowd! This parade happens every three years in may and the next one is in 2015, so i could potentially see this thing. cats and parades convening in one giant cat parade lovefest, so dreamy.
This picture doesn’t go with this. But it is a picture of p.o. boxes because they are neat.