From Ocean Grove artist Marylou Shipman:
“Hello Paul…Back in November I was taking my daily walk for coffee when I spotted the purr-fect photo-op right outside of Blogfinger headquarters. There, perched atop your beautiful porch railing, was Jack the cat from Mt. Tabor Way. He made my job easy…more than willing to sit while I snapped several shots, trying to get the composition just right for my watercolor painting. This is a rare event, as you can imagine because the typical cat will not hold a pose if he does not want to. Perhaps Jack was waiting patiently for that next big OG news story to come in.”
Editor’s note: (Paul @Blogfinger) We are privileged at Blogfinger to be able to exhibit Marylou Shipman’s series of cat paintings. Aside from her great technical skill, Marylou has created a rogues gallery of actual cats who are also Grovers. She observes their personalities and captures their individualities.
As for Jack Sprat, “The Jack Sprat alluded to in this English poem is reputed to be King Charles I (1625-1649) and Henrietta Maria, his Queen (1609-1669).” (From the history book of nursery rhymes.)
Marylou’s cats remind me of the Broadway show “Cats” where each cast member is unique.
Here is the most famous song from the show Cats: “Memory” (not memories). This version is from the original Broadway cast album.