Today is my Humphrey Haunted’s birthday, and this is how he grew. =)
The Rescuers sketches by Ken Anderson (1977)
My Roger Bleu on one of my kitty beds - I’m working on a big project right now for the holidays, making lots of beds and toys for a really nice no kill shelter near my house - they have lots of cats, dogs and bunnies who need homes and I do this every year - I’m knitting a lot of blankets too, so apologies for the lapse in posting, but I’m buried under a lot of yarn and fleece right now, but in a good way……
Here is a link to the shelter and you can see some of the animals I’m making warm things for http://www.santedor.org/
An appreciation post of the animals of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (1937)
This is Mrs. Carolyn Swanson and Baby, her seeing eye cat. Baby won a medal. I posted more about it on BuzzFeed Community here.
Photo: Loran Smith: Seeing Eye Cat, February 1947. Source: LIFE Photo Archive, hosted by Google.
Oki the Moustache Cat loves his box!
War Kitties in Hammocks
Carriers and other vessels got infested with rodents. So cats were not just morale boosters (which they very much were) they were also working members of the crew. Some have even been immortalized for surviving multiple attacks on their ships, etc. Military dogs have been recognized for the important roles they’ve played but I think cats kinda get lost in the shuffle of military animals sometimes.
Illustrator Nell Brinkley and a little friend - 1908
In 1907, at the tender age of twenty-two, Nell Brinkley came to New York to draw for the Hearst syndicate. Within a year, she had become a household name. Flo Ziegfeld dressed his dancers as “Brinkley Girls,” in the Ziegfeld Follies. Three popular songs were written about her. Women, aspiring to the masses of curly hair with which Nell adorned her creations, could buy Nell Brinkley Hair Curlers for ten cents a card. Young girls cut out and saved her drawings, copied them, colored them, and pasted them in scrapbooks. The Brinkley Girls took over from the Gibson Girls.
Humphrey Lee Haunted’s 7th birthday today - Fancy Feast and a new scratcher wheeeeee! He was born at Forest Lawn Cemetery, so he’s very gothic. ;)