"Some Cat-land fantasies, drawn and dressed / To cheer your mind when it's depressed." This funny and small-scale drawing with its upbeat verse welcomes you to A Book of Cheerful Cats and Other Animated Animals, by J. G. Francis (New York: The Century Co., 1903). I have often found in books of years gone far by a small, positive note and/or image tucked among its beginning pages. I'm sure that's a result of a culture that always big into "the improving thought." We could stand more improving thoughts!