World Cat Show in Novi, Michigan, 2013

In November 2013, my cat addicted daughter and I went on a trip to Novi, Michigan, to the World Championship Cat Show.

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What you see there are not the typical neighborhood alley cats, nor your (my) regular neighbors.

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The bond that apparently forms between two and four legged animals reminds me of what Albert Camus says in L’Étranger about the old neighbor and his dog: “À force de vivre avec lui, seuls tous les deux dans une petite chambre, le vieux Salamano a fini par lui ressembler.”

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What might I look like in a decade or so after living with that lovely Persian cat up above…
I have the feeling that the Birman down below would allow me an easier transition.

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It seems that all the efforts we humans have made to create special cat (or dog) breeds are only a feeble attempt to help us with our own transformations.

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