Happy New Year and Happy Birthday B Kliban!
Happy New Year, Everybody!
Mom is a big fan of Kliban and his cats. We tried to research him on the internet because we know that he died before we were born. He actually died one year to the day before I was born - August 12, 1990. We searched for his actual birthdate, but most sites just listed the year. Since the "Dead or Alive" website listed his birthdate as January 1, 1935, we decided to honor him for New Year's Day. Mom gathered some of her Kliban stuff and then asked us to pose on the big "Mousies" beach towel. Jake got to go first:
He's trying to pretend that he's a blues guitarist as well. Here are the lyrics: "Love to eat them mousies, Mousies what I love to eat. Bite they little heads off . . . Nibble on they tiny feet."
I joined him at the top of the towel, next to the original Cat book. Mom's edition is all yellowed; it's from 1975 when she was still in high school!
Mom also has a Kliban San Francisco cat T-shirt, a Supercat pot holder, and a couple of mugs.
We salute Kliban for his cutting edge cartoons and wish he were still with us. One of his definitions of cat is "One Hell of a nice animal, frequently mistaken for a meatloaf." We don't quite see the humor in that, but Mom thinks it's funny.
We wish everyone a warm, healthy, well-fed, and Happy New Year!
P.S. Our secretary has been pretty busy lately so we haven't been able to visit as many of our friends' blogs as we'd like. We'll see you in 2007!