This was Dirty Cat, a former ski bum cat who came into my life a mere month after I lost my two cats to an apartment fire. I didn’t want, and felt I wasn’t ready for, another cat, but she was about 11 years old, and wouldn’t have done well in an animal shelter.
So, I had her owner (who was moving and couldn’t take her) drop her off at my place. I still remember how Dirty Cat paused to take in the place, before making a bee line for my room. That night she jumped up on the bed to sleep by my head, where she slept every night for six years thereafter. Kidney failure required one final trip to the vet last June, but she will live with me forever.
Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779;
Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabeth Murray. This painting scandalised many of it’s 18th century audience due to its portrayal of Belle, a woman of colour, in a non-subservient position. Considered to be one of the first paintings to do so, it was probably commissioned by Belle’s father Admiral Sir John Lindsay in the late 1770’s.
you want moves, rose?
Hey, remember when I liked Moffat? This was an important aspect of Nine’s storyline…he’d just committed genocide. He was broken. Look how happy he is that this is one of those rare good days!
I’m still upset about the Time War rewrite. It shits upon everything I loved about this show…just, ugh.
(And the people who smugly say “well, the special effects are better” I just want to punch in their soulless faces)