Monday, May 25, 2009

Paging Mr. Mistoffelees

TS Eliot wrote about tuxedo cats in The Song of the Jellicles. Mr. Mr. Mistoffelees is, in fact, a jellicle or tuxedo kitty - a furry fanfare of black and white.

I have two tuxedo cats: George and Gracie. They are siblings, rescue cats. When they were tiny, they looked identical. Now that they are grown, Gracie has short hair and weighs 9 pounds.

tuxedo cat

George has long hair and weights 17 pounds. (Yes, he's fat. And proud.)

tuxedo cat,jellicle cat

A while back, a neighbor's tuxedo cat went missing, and she put up posters for Lola's return. She was flooded with phone calls, but they were all George and Gracie sightings (or Little Moon face sightings.) While tuxedo cats have distinctive markings, to the untrained eye they simply look like black and white cats. Mustaches are a bonus.

Clearly these cats needed to be proudly displayed in Cornerstoregoddess jewelry. How could they not? I collected all sorts of tuxedo kitty bling for a bracelet, necklace, and earrings. I was a woman possessed.

But making all a necklace, bracelet, and earrings was not enough. Oh no.

I then paged through Mr. Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, by T.S. Eliot. I hummed tunes from Cats and started channeling Andrew Lloyd Weber.

I was compelled top make a slide show. With lyrics. And music.

The listing is here for the latest tuxedo cat jewelry:

And there’s a different tuxedo cat set in my etsy store, because I’ve been possessed and obsessed before:

And here’s the slide show… featuring George as Mr. Mistoffelees.

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