Wordless Wednesday – Whoo is Whoo?

by Deb at 6:50 AM • Wordless Wednesday19 Comments

In Edward Lear’s classic tale, The Owl and the Pussycat, the Owl and the Pussycat go to sea together in a beautiful pea green boat looking for love. While this is certainly a lovely sentiment, it is hardly one my darling Zee would actually embark upon, as he is afraid of his own shadow and would never set paw into a boat, let alone a boat floating on rocky waters with a bird of prey that could rip him to shreds in a split second. Also, our dear boy is completely smitten with his beloved Zoey and she would take none to kindly to him leaving her for an owl of all preposterous things…

Despite that, there is just something about Zee and this story that captured my fancy. Often when I look at him with a quick glance, with his large saucer like innocent  eyes, I think I am seeing an owl and so, somehow, this picture just seemed destined to be created. I admit I have done a lot of creative editing with my cats throughout the years, but this image has captured my heart more so than most, and I really can’t explain why, other than it has such a whimsical and surreal charm to it.

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  1. 8GR8CATS says:

    I always marvel how much my brown Maine Coon Candy looks like an OWL! Beautiful graphic you have created! PURRS

    • Deb says:

      Thank you 8GR8CATS!! You certainly understand what I mean then, since you have Maine Coons! I really enjoyed creating this graphic and am glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Marg says:

    Those sure are owl eyes Zee. Great likeness in the two of you. Love the likeness. Take care.

  3. Carolyn says:

    That is a quite amazing picture! A very wise look in both pairs of eyes.

    I am a fan of Edward Lear and his nonsense poems. He plays with words in a fun way.

    • Deb says:

      Carolyn – you are such a genius with poems – I imagine you and Austin could come up with a great verse for the Owl and the Pussycat! This is one of my favorite pictures ever and Zee does have such wise and kind eyes.

  4. Bernadette says:

    Deb, you are in touch with his mystical side…he may not be brave and outgoing in his physical life, but behind those big beautiful eyes is the heart of a traveler.

    • Deb says:

      Bernadette – I love your interpretation of Zee. I think a lot of wisdom does come from his eyes and it very well may be because he was a traveler in another place and time… He is such a good and kind boy, however, that it more than makes up for his lack of bravery!

  5. Cheysuli says:

    You have gorgeous owl eyes!

  6. What a gorgeous imaginative photo! Love dear precious Zee! 🙂

  7. Love it! This could be a cover and idea for another book! We have Cat & Crow. Why not Cat & Owl?

    • Deb says:

      Layla… we are definately on the same page with this one! I had thought that very thing today…. actually, since we have last spoken, I do have a few ideas swirling in my head, but there really is something about this image that begs for a story!

  8. Hi Y’all,

    Just hopped by to catch up on your happenings and say hello!

    My Human says she loved the Owl and the Pussycat.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  9. Jet says:

    What a beautiful photo. Mom said the commentary made the photo even more special.