Saturday, 12 September 2009

Sinbad


A while ago, The Weaver of Grass took a photo of our cat, Sinbad, sitting in the garden here. It's an arresting photo, I think, and I've been meaning to post it for a while. (He was named not after the sailor from Basra but after an eponymous fictional cat rescued from the English Channel by the crew of the Goblin).
He is as friendly and strokable as he looks: unless you're a rabbit. I had to rescue a cute little thing, just like an illustration from Beatrix Potter, from his affectionate clutches only this evening.

Totally off the point, Taken with a Twist has just posted one of my favourite quotes from John Cage...

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9 comments:

John Hayes said...

Sinbad is a great cat--that look does kind of say "rabbits & mice, beware."

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you for mention as the photographer - I love the picture but always felt that it makes Sinbad look so fierce whereas in reality he is a lovely, friendly cat. You are not in your garden two minutes before he is there, rubbing round you legs and purring. Love the name wherever it comes from.

Susan at Stony River said...

That IS quite a photograph; I love it. Also very glad to hear the bunny escaped--what a tale to tell back in the burrow LOL

Totalfeckineejit said...

Cool cat! Almost Sphinx like.

patteran said...

Sorry, but I think he looks a bit spooky. Lovely, but spooky.

Poet in Residence said...

a cool cat with a feline furor for his functus officio

the watercats said...

He looks like an ethereal being.. thats the scary thing about cats!

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for these comments, everybody. Cool, spooky, ethereal, etc.: he is everything everyone who has commented says about him.

Kat Mortensen said...

He looks majestic - and full of wisdom.