Thank you, Donigan Merritt, of Random Literary Blogging at www.doniganmerritt.blogspot.com.
Readers, Mr. Merritt is a man of taste and perception who, when he walks the early Winter-time streets of Buenos Aires, he takes pictures of things like this:
This is an old kitty keeping warm in Buenos Aires on an August Winter day.
I know! I know! We should all go to B.A. and get our cats Argentinian coats!!
Thank you, my friend Melinda, for taking her annual four thousand-mile road trip through America (she’ll go anywhere except home, in North Carolina. It’s like a 1000 degrees there).
This past week Melinda was in the little town of Champlain, New York. She stopped to admire the town’s old Town Hall, which is really very old.
And Melinda got to chatting with an elderly lady who was also looking at the old Town Hall. The lady lives in Champlain and knows this old town hall building very well, and she showed Melinda something very wonderful about the brick work of the old Town Hall:
It seems that in the olden days, the brick maker of the old Town Hall had a cat.
A cat who seemed to be very curious about the brick-making process.
I know! I know!
We all need to live in houses made of paw-printed bricks!!
(You. Are. Welcome.)