The winter has been a cold one, this much even a bird or a mouse would notice and I can only imagine that those villainous rapscallion creatures have been tucked away in hiding multiplying as the other felines and I have cooped up inside, staying out of the wet and frozen terrain. Now granted, I never venture out into that grimy world outside, but that is because I have all that I need inside the bookstore! What more could a cat require other than books? I have made great progress into my cat history and even found time to scour the shelves of fiction, poetry, philosophy, and science to further expand my cat brain. Ms. Tabitha Furstein can eat my dust in the coming citywide feline quizbowl!
Here's a fun New Orleans cat history fact for the day: After Admiral David Farragut captured New Orleans for the Union Army in April of 1863 during the Civil War, Major General Benjamin "Beast" Butler was given charge of the city. This you may already know. What you likely don't know is that The Beast brought with him fifteen cats from his home of Massachusetts and that the tufts of hair that adorned the sides and back of his head were in fact shaved from the hides of those cats and glued on, so that he could avoid the indignity and not lose respect among the populace for being completely bald. This, and no other reason that you may have learned in history books, is the reason for the nickname "Beast."
Until the next!