Saturday, July 20, 2024
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Those Luminous Eyes: From A Year Ago Today

two black cats with round gold eyes
Those Luminous Eyes

This just happens to be one of my favorites, and I thought I’d start posting photos from previous years for those who are new readers.

We’ve all used this quote, but living in a house with five black cats it’s abundantly clear. Mewsette and Giuseppe give you the full force of their green and gold eyes.

Who can believe there is no soul behind those luminous eyes? ~Théophile Gautier

Gautier also had several black cats as well as white Turkish Angoras and an array of tabbies. I’ll have to do a literary profile of him as another cat lover some time, but suffice it to say he loved cats and wrote extensively, poetically, about the ones in his life. My French is not what it used to be, but I’ll look up La Ménagerie Intime where he writes about daily life including many of the famous quotes about cats which are attributed to him.


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6 thoughts on “Those Luminous Eyes: From A Year Ago Today

  • Cats absolutely have souls — with those eyes, how could they not?! They’re wonderful little caretakers, too, or at least mine is!

    • Gale, I love to catch photos of them looking right at me–who could doubt? I’ve written articles about how they take care of me too, including the day I had a gall bladder attack!

  • Karen

    I look forward to seeing your past pictures since I just started with your blog a short while ago! Happy Holidays to you and your kitties! Karen

    • Karen, thanks for saying so, and I’m glad I decided to do this now and then! Especially when it’s a photo like this one.

  • Denise

    How wonderful!

    • Ah, Denise, this is before you and Mlle. met Giuseppe! You have some catching up to do!


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