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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Sunday, December 08, 2013

a defiant prey

found at vintageimages.org most likely public domain
I can only guess at the time frame of this exquisitely rendered image.  I'll say about 1880 to 1910, and I may well be way off.  The intensity of this standoff between a kitten and its prey (tiny mouse forehead crumpled in defiance, I think) is pointed up by the absence of any distracting background.  That's a delectable mouse, pardon the adjective.  He's perfectly created from tiny paws to fur to curvy grey tail, and I find myself hoping he can make a dash for it.

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