Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Twain Tuesday (or Kitten Billiards)

Some writers, like Hemingway, are well known for their love of cats.  Did you know Mark Twain was one of them?  I didn't for a long time.  But he always had cats, and liked to keep kittens in his pockets for their company and entertainment value. (Why didn't I ever think of that?!)  He loved playing billiards, especially with a kitten tucked in a corner pocket!  Click here to see a photo of Twain & his kitten playing pool.  So cute, and its a classic little tabby too!  If I remember correctly, this kitten was from a litter by his favorite cat.

14 comments:

MoMo said...

How cute! I knew that both of these authors love kitties but not how MT would tuck one into his pocket while playing billiards.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We didn't realize he also was a big cat-lover. Maybe the kittens brought him luck while playing billiards. :-)

Marg said...

That is pretty interesting about Mark Twain. Wonder how long the cat would stay in his pocket?? Now that is a great story. Hope all of you have one heck of a day.

Brian said...

Hey, ya just gotta love those tabby cats!

Cat with a Garden said...

Hi, it's nice to meet you. Thank you for celebrating my Gotcha Day with me! The classic tabby seems quite interested in the pool game there.
Purrs, Chilli

The Meezers or Billy said...

how cute!!!!

The Island Cats said...

We woulda liked that Mark Twain guy. He was pretty cool.

Admiral Hestorb said...

I did happen to know about Mark Twain. And seeing him and his kitten was so fun. xoxoxox

Hannah and Lucy said...

We knew he liked cats but we didn't know he taught them to help him win at billiards!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Ginger Jasper said...

I didnt know that and thanks for sharing with us.. Hugs GJ xx

Avalons Garden & the Garden Cottage Cats said...

blogger bein bad and won't let us see Mark Twain wif da kittiez, but we sure glad he waz owr kinda bean ^..^ maybe he had treatz in hiz pocket ..... ^..^

meowmeowmans said...

I actually knew this about Mark Twain. I was already a fan of his work, and when I found out he was a cat-lover, I became an even bigger fan. :)

ABBY said...

Mark Twain had some great quotes about cats too.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

~*Connie*~ said...

often when we play pool we have a kitty join us on the table..