a very fine cat

Today I went to get new kitties and my boyfriend generously allowed me to take two, a boy and a girl. I have been spending time with them in the bathroom where I confine them before I let them roam the house. They are just such irrepressible little furry bundles of energy and joy.
In the Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell:

I never shall forget the indulgence with which he treated Hodge, his cat: for whom he himself used to go out and buy oysters, lest the servants having that trouble should take a dislike to the poor creature. I am, unluckily, one of those who have an antipathy to a cat, so that I am uneasy when in the room with one; and I own, I frequently suffered a good deal from the presence of this same Hodge. I recollect him one day scrambling up Dr. Johnson’s breast, apparently with much satisfaction, while my friend smiling and half-whistling, rubbed down his back, and pulled him by the tail; and when I observed he was a fine cat, saying, `Why yes, Sir, but I have had cats whom I liked better than this;’ and then as if perceiving Hodge to be out of countenance, adding, `but he is a very fine cat, a very fine cat indeed.’

Style diary note of the 30×30 remix:

Day 12
Goodwill thrifted outfit details:
Anne Klein sandals – $3.99
DKNY seersucker skirt – $3.99
Kenneth Cole top – $3.59
Silver skinny belt – Goodwill Outlet $1.39/lb
Amethyst cocktail ring – $2.99

Day 13
Goodwill thrifted outfit details:
Steve Madden wedges – $3.99
Ann Taylor polka dots skirt – $3.99
Nanette Lepore top – $3.59
Shell necklace – $2.99
Guess watch – yard sale $1.00

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