"Ahem. Your attention, please. Peruse any collection of nursery rhymes to read tales of the cat, but begin with The Literary Cat. This book illustrates the origin and history of Felix domestica, a group to which I proudly belong.
I am Pandora the cat, often referred to--by mice--as the enemy; however, I'm referred to--by men--as a most genial companion whose smile is an enigma much like the Mona Lisa or the Cheshire cat [Thackeray].
The author explains the origin of a "grin like a Cheshire cat: A painter of inn signs in Cheshire depicted lions--a common inn sign--with snarls so amiable that they were taken for smiles" [Thackeray].
I can be seen on window sills admiring birds and squirrels, or in trees where I've taken refuge from barking dogs, or on sofas surrounded by play mates and tv remotes. I often settle in to watch Animal Planet and Animal Cops--they are so courageous and resolute in their ability to aid their furry friends.
The Literary Cat relates that the gods sent Pandora a box filled with unknown problems which she was forbidden to open and she opened it out of curiosity.
I confess to a curious nature and empty boxes are irresistible, but my love for you will exceed my playful spirit--it is semper et ubique [always and everywhere].
approx. DOB: 12/2010
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