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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dreaming of France: Le Chat!

This week, in her "Dreaming of France" challenge, Paulita chose to feature some cats of Paris, inspired as she was by Virginia (Paris Through My Lens) and Genie (Paris and Beyond).
I thought I'd add to the mix. The sweet boy above was waiting for us at the top of the Abbesses Metro in Montmartre. At the time I visited, my sweet Marmalade Gypsy was home waiting for me, quite ill. I think this cat was a sign that Gypsy was hanging in there for my return.
This one above was in the Montmartre cemetery, sheltered from the rain.
If you take a closer look, you see a strong resemblance to Lizzie Cosette -- perhaps a sign that only five months from my visit, Gypsy would have passed and Lizzie had wiggled her way into my heart.
Of course you can't speak of cats in Paris without mentioning a little art. The above is one of my favorite paintings from Musee d'Orsay.
If you love France and have a photo, story, book or film to share, add your name to the list at Paulita's Dreaming of France space and find others who love this beautiful spot!

25 comments:

Mae Travels said...

I love the last cat among the primitive flowers!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh fun. I love that you saw cats that resembles Gypsy & Lizzie while in France. I didn't see many cats when I was in Paris but I did see one that seemed to live in a creperie I went to and he/she was so cute!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Jeanie,
The painting from Musee d'Orsay is my favorite also. Such a great post! It would be wonderful if one day I am able to travel to Paris.. If not, I will enjoy my virtual travels with you and others who have been. I so enjoy traveling along with every one. Next best thing to being there.

Thank you for your kind words.
Yes, creating a picture with wool is a bit different that what I am use to. It is surely a learning curve. I hope to get better at it.
Wishing you a wonderful week.
blessings,
Penny

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Love your kitty selections! I would love to travel to Paris someday.

Tracy said...

Such fun... Paris is rather famous for her kitties. And you know I love kitties! Speaking of which, it's looking FABULOUS here, Jeanie! I LOVE the makeover--very fresh, happy look! ((HUGS))

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

teeeheee....when I was in France, I saw so many well-loved chats, les chats bien-aimé (beloved cats) and I got a couple of good photos of them!

BONJOUR JEANIE! Anita

Mae Travels said...

I see you have changed the illustrations on the blog. I like all the sky blue and clouds, and the photo in which both cats appear.

Tammy Chrzan said...

I'm not a big cat person, but I do love art, so I think these are gorgeous pieces!
And old cemetaries are so full of history... love to visit them when I'm in Europe!
Much love to you and I hope you're having a great week!
Tammy x

The Old Parsonage said...

I 'll vicariously through your travels - so beautiful!

Well I thought that I have nothing to share but then thought about how much I love the movie Sabrina - does that count?

:)

Joanne Huffman said...

I believe in signs, too.

shoreacres said...

I really like the new template. Very fresh and springlike. And what's not to like about kitties? ;)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Purrr-fect! I do love the painting as well - surely the artist is a lover of cats, too. I adore the cemetery cats and have never seen as many as in Buenos Aires' Recoleta Cemetery.

Bises,
Genie

gigihawaii said...

I had two cats but they died and have never been replaced.
I could kick myself for not buying a new camera to replace the broken one during my 3 month stay in Europe. Instead, I bought postcards. Lol.

~*~Patty S said...

Fun time today catching up with you and your variety of posts dear Jeanie...
my time management has suffered more lately for several reasons...
Your new blog look is very nice too!

Happy Spring to ya ♥
oxo

Introverted Art said...

Le chat in the cemetery is so cute!!!!

The Artful Diva said...

that's a lotta cats!

Peter Olson said...

Happy to see that you remember the Montmartre cemetery cats! :-)

Marilyn said...

I love your France dreaming and the cats. I do go back and visit my photos once in the while from France and definitely dream.

Bella Rum said...

Love the new header, and the kitties are so cute.

Anne Jeffries said...

I've seen your cat in the cemetery before, Jeanie. One of the best pictures EVER!!

Anne Jeffries said...

I've seen your cat in the cemetery before, Jeanie. One of the best pictures EVER!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Here kitty, kitty!
Love the cats. Wish I had one!
Happy weekend.

The French Hutch said...

I love animals, dog and cats. I always notice the animals when I travel. I’ve seen the kitties in Paris and I’ll always remember seeing them everywhere in Rome. I love this cat sheltering from the rain. Sweet post Jeanie.

Retired English Teacher said...

You've changed your blog look! I am behind on reading. Maybe you did this a few post ago. I need to update my blog look. You have inspired me.

I loved this visit to France that focused on cats. I found it quite interesting. Oh, Jeanne, I love France. I wonder if I will ever see it again. If not, I will at least get to visit it through your eyes.

Vagabonde said...

I love cats too, everywhere. Whenever I see one I take its pictures. I have several taken in Jimmy Carter’s boyhood farm in Plains, Ga, as well as some in Paris, and other places. I remember there were many in Athens, Greece and also in Bangkok – it was strange to see wild Siamese cats there.

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