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Monday, April 13, 2015

get off there cat

courtesy vintageprintable.com, believed PD in good faith
From a manuscript by the Italian natural historian Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605), here's a cat on the sink with a mouse.  I tried to make sense of the italic description at the side - Felis alter syriacus punctis (sp?) multis Irigritus (sp??) - but only came up with "cat many other points syriacus irigritus."  Perhaps he's telling us that domestic cats are in many points like their wild desert relatives.  This would explain the hunting, but not the constantly popping up where you've told them not to.

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