Enviro-mental Cat

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My cat can open cupboards, she can open the drawers on my dresser, when she was a kitten she could escape from every jail I put her and her siblings into. When she was still smaller than my fist she once climbed almost four feet straight up, then walked off the railing of my second balcony. My neighbour found her walking around in the yard. She also likes to hide in boxes, and sleep in my cloth grocery bags. I named her ‘Cooler’ after “the Cooler King”, Steve McQueen’s character in ‘The Great Escape’.


Technical Stuff: There’s a lot more to getting this photo than just having a cat who hides in bags. First you have to decide to move back to your hometown to recover from a longterm illness. Then, about five years into your recovery, you have to ask the girl at the convenience store out on a date. Then you have to make sure her two cats get together and have a healthy litter of kittens. It gets a little easier after that, because now you have the cat. Now all you have to do is find a decent cloth grocery bag.


Cooler also plays fetch with her toy mice, and will hide behind corners so she can attack your feet. She’ll jump halfway up a door frame just because, then sit like a prairie dog so she can see what’s going on across the room. Did you know when the original Steve McQueen got a case of cancer he went to a “doctor” who prescribed coffee enemas and frequent shampoos? Know what happened? He died of cancer. Did you know cats will never submit willingly to a coffee enema? Cooler will never become the Steve McQueen impersonator I hoped she would.


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About Gabriel

I’ve lived in more than fifty places. I've been paid to pick stones out of fields, take backstage photos of Britney Spears, and report on Internet privacy issues. My photos have been published in several newspapers, and a couple of magazines.
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3 Responses to Enviro-mental Cat

  1. Diane says:

    She definitely has character. x

  2. Gabriel says:

    …no, she definitely has characters. Several of them, and some of them enjoy spending time with the bodies before she disposes of them. Like Dexter.

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