90 thoughts on “That Cat is High”

      1. Youโ€™re welcome, David. Ah, who knows when travel will be open again, I would love to also see Antoni Gaudiโ€™s architectural genius.

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      2. I like to travel in spring or early fall, this is a wonderful video. She and Freddy became very good friends. Thanks for sharing, David. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฐ

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    1. Sadly, the Captain Matchbox
      Whoopee Band is no more (except
      for the occasional reunion concert).
      They were an intrinsic part of the
      bohemian music scene here in
      Melbourne, Australian, way back
      before disco killed the jug band
      (not that I remember them ever
      actually using a jug ๐Ÿค”).


    1. A few quotes on the subject, Christine;

      “I disapprove of what you’re smokin’,
      but I will defend to the butt end your
      right to smoke it ๐Ÿšฌ”

      ~ Freewheelin’ Evelyn

      “Even though a cloud’s white curtain
      in a far-off corner flashed,
      an’ the hypnotic splattered mist
      was slowly lifting
      electric light still struck like arrows,
      fired but for the ones
      condemned to drift
      or else be kept from drifting.
      Tolling for the searching ones,
      on their speechless, seeking trail.
      For the lonesome-hearted lovers
      with too personal a tale.
      An’ for each unharmful, gentle soul misplaced inside a jail.
      An’ we gazed upon
      the chimes of freedom flashing.”

      ~ Bob Dylan

      “Hopefully things can get back to
      pre-prohibition normal, when the only
      people smoking that wacky tobaccy
      were jazz musicians and my Mexican
      gardener, Rodriguez. Despite all the
      reports of rampant reefer madness,
      those marijuana muchies have been
      very good for my business.”

      ~ Colonel Fingerlickin’ Sanders

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      1. Not to mention Country Joe Little
        Feat’s timeless masterpiece;

        “Don’t bogart that joint,
        my friend, pass it over to me.
        Roll another one
        just like the other one
        You’ve been hangin on to it
        and I sure would like a hit.
        Don’t bogart that joint,
        my friend, pass it over to me.”

        (But then, not all Easy Riders
        make it back in on piece ๐Ÿค”)

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    1. Salvador Dali, and Pablo Picasso,
      were both prolific watercolourists.
      I was delighted to discover this
      when visiting some of the galleries
      dedicated to these two artists in
      Spain and France. A cautionary
      word of warning though, Michelle,
      some of Picasso’s works are rather
      pornographic ๐Ÿค”

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  1. Oh. My. God. Freaking AMAZING images and artwork!!! Your photos, but also those Dali watercolours I’ve never seen before… And your catnip image cracked me up so much!!! I remember when our cat used to get so happy on it, lol. It was really funny and adorable to watch. ๐Ÿค— Thanks for sharing all the beauty, beauty ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ”†

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    1. My fluffy pleasure, Lia ๐Ÿ˜ป
      Since chasing a white rabbit ๐Ÿฐ
      down a black hole ๐Ÿ•ณ๏ธ of dark
      chocolate, I’ve been caught up in
      a cyclonic vortex๐ŸŒ€off the coast.
      I didn’t expect a simple kiddies
      Easter egg hunt would create a
      Fujiwara effect, leaving a trail of
      destruction and chaos ๐ŸŒช๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ฅ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
      Sorry about the late response ๐Ÿ’›

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      1. “My fluffy pleasure” ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ
        Thank you for the *beautiful* response. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒฑ
        (and my turn also now to apologize for lateness. For a while there, I had notifications turned off. :))) xoxo ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰

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    1. ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŒž Thanks Boris.

      My conclusion is that death’s honesty
      will ultimately cure all delusion.
      Yet, life itself is no illusion when seen
      from a divine perspective. Positive
      creation, and negative destruction,
      spiralling in tandem throughout
      time and space.

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      1. Thanks for your reply, David and for sharing your thoughts about delusions. I am interested to know what you mean by “death’s honesty” – could you explain it further, please?

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      2. Sorry for delayed response, Boris.
        I’ve been flat out like a lizard ๐ŸฆŽ
        drinking (not actually drinking ๐Ÿบ
        From the cradle to the grave we
        all employ masks whilst navigating
        this life. Some are imposed on us
        by social engineering and cultural
        circumstances, while others are
        adopted by choice. The way we
        choose to interface with the world.
        Yet when confronting eternity, all
        masks are rendered useless and
        must be left behind, exposing the
        true self. Masks can be a means of
        protection, but they can also limit
        spiritual growth.

        “For you were once darkness,
        but now you are light in the Lord.
        Live as children of light (for the fruit
        of the light consists in all goodness,
        righteousness and truth) and find
        out what pleases the Lord. Have
        nothing to do with the fruitless deeds
        of darkness, but rather expose them.
        It is shameful even to mention what
        the disobedient do in secret.
        But everything exposed by the light
        becomes visibleโ€”and everything
        that is illuminated becomes a light.”

        ~ Paul, the Apostle


      3. Thank you for your further explanations about death, David. I have written a short story, called “The Day Death Died” that discusses similar ideas about death. You can find it below, if you wanted to take a look.
        Thank you also for sharing the passage by Apostle Paul about being exposed to the light and becoming visible. I actually have a short story about that too, but with a twist. You can find it here, if you are interested.

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    1. Ahh, Memories! The Fabulous Furry
      Freak Brothers were an integral part
      of my early childhood education ๐Ÿ˜Ž
      Not to forget Fat Freddy’s Cat, my
      personal favourite ๐Ÿ˜ป
      Thanks for the reminder, Art ๐Ÿ™


  2. Those are great watercolours you have below the photos of the high cats, David.

    They remind me of the Salvador Dali watercolours of scenes from Dante’s Divine Comedy that my dad had which my sister grabbed first before me after he died.

    As for the high cat photos, I was imagining your Uncle Ernie passing a cat in his kitty litter and he imagines the cat singing to him those Johnny Paycheck lyrics, “Put a little something in the kitty and I’ll sing and dance for you…”.

    So Uncle Ernie does put a little something in the kitty.

    And sure enough the cat does sing and dance for him.

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    1. In fact, due to their accomplishments
      in the sandbox, Uncle Ernie named his
      two cats Kitty O’Neal and Kitty Sharpe
      in honour of the two dancers who
      made sand jigging, a dance performed
      as a series of slides and shuffles on a
      sand strewn floor, so popular back in
      the 19th century (when Uncle Ernie,
      being a notorious kitty fiddler, was
      known to frequent dance halls of
      ill repute). Plus, Kitty Sharpe does
      like to scratch ๐Ÿฑ

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    1. Both those cats ๐Ÿ™€ ๐Ÿฑ
      cohabitate with my daughter.
      I’m not allowed to keep one
      as we live in the Aussie bush
      surrounded by native wildlife,
      and my wife, Linda, is a crazy
      dog person ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿบ

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  3. Wow this was amazing David. Thank you for sharing this incredible art and your photography and music. Great post!!! Love to you two. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜Joni


    1. A freshly purr-colated thank you,
      Joni ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿฑ โ™ฅ๏ธ
      as my drug of choice is coffee โ˜•
      After an exhausting day at the
      beach ๐Ÿ–๏ธ I appreciate your warm
      positivity. A reciprocal God Bless
      You, from me and Lindy ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‡

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      1. Oh how sweet. You put together some amazing work. I loved the woman in the shower too. That was incredible. I donโ€™t know how you did that but it was lovely. Your photography is amazing. You have your muse 24/7 it helps our creative flow. Sending more love to you both. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•Joni

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      2. That is a sweet line in itself. What ever she is doing is working. Who knows what would happen if you were over taxed – such a sweet thing to say really. I find all kinds of stuff in spam and pending folders so please never worry about that. You are extremely talented my friend. Sending love, and hugs to you both. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฆ‹

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