If you are a millionaire’s cat you also may have money. Your own money!!!
A very special cat John Pierpont Morgan was getting a very special present for his every fifth birthday. For 5 years he got his portrait painted Ansél Sandberg, for 10 years – a bronze sculpture. By the 15th anniversary Aart Clerkx made a portrait of the lucky cat in a style of the USA dollar bill.
A set of these dollar bills was printed from the bank of Pierpont Morgan. The text “In God We Trust” was specially replaced with the text “We Trust No Dog”.
When the kitty passed away in 1983 his owner Bob Meijer founded the Cat Cabinet in commemoration of his beloved pet. Katten Kabinet is located in Amsterdam. Would be a curious place to visit! The museum exhibits works of arts devoted to cats – paintings, drawings, photos, sculptures, posters. Some of them can be seen at kattenkabinet.nl
As for me, Kot, I’m 12 now. It means that as a respectable cat I already need to have a portrait and a bronze sculpture of me! Though more than that I need love and care, all the rest can wait.
This coffee master from Japan must be a real genius to create amazing thing like these! I’m pleased some of his masterpieces are devoted to cats.
The artist’s name is Kazuki Yamamoto. He works in Cafe10g in Osaka.
If one day we travel to Japan She wants to order a Latte portrait of me. To express my lifestyle and philosophy I guess it would look somehow like this:
Though I would prefer portrait in 3D to show the most of me.
More of his works on twitter.com/george_10g/
Did you know that in Russian language to call a cat instead of “kitty kitty!” you should say “kis-kis!”? Sometimes it’s shortened to “ksss-ksss”. Sound “S” is important. To emphasize it we can write double “S” in English spelling and get “KISS-KISS”. That’s funny 🙂
“How much Russians adore cats if they call them “kiss-kiss”, – you might think and wouldn’t be wrong! Many Russians have pet cats unlike for example Asian countries where dogs are favorites.
The photo is taken in winter 2011, in the Ural region of Russia. That cat walking by himself was in no “kissing” mood and quickly run away. May be the reason was a chilly temperature under minus -20° C.
One more funny thing is that only Russian cats respond to this call!
She tried saying “kiss-kiss” to call Thai cats. No reaction!
This nun showed us that Thai cats respond to something like “meow-meow” (แมว), which means “cat” in Thai language. By “meow-meow” this lady gathered many cats in no time!
I myself gladly respond to kiss-kiss. It’s always a sign of something good and not necessary kissing. It can signify meal, dainties, fun or that She misses me terribly.
Please let me know how you call cats in your country.