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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 !

Saturday, July 30, 2016

museum cats day

For #MuseumCats day over on Twitter, I've found this engraving by Louis Bernard Coclers over at the Rijkmuseum:  "Kat zit op een stoof," circa 1756-1817.  This translates to "Cat sitting on a stove," which is kind of alarming till you realize it's actually a warming-pan sort of thing.  So, sometime in the 18th-19th century, a Dutch cat did what cats everywhere do best: find the comfy...and hog it.

1 comment:

Roby Sweet said...

Cats will be cats, no matter the century :) Thanks for sharing this great drawing!