A fifteenth century manuscript in Dubrovnik, Croatia – with cat footprints. Antique “aaawww!”
And an appropriate poem I just became acquainted with. I love the internet.
Pangur, white Pangur, How happy we are
Alone together, scholar and cat
Each has his own work to do daily;
For you it is hunting, for me study.
Your shining eye watches the wall;
My feeble eye is fixed on a book.
You rejoice, when your claws entrap a mouse;
I rejoice when my mind fathoms a problem.
Pleased with his own art, neither hinders the other;
Thus we live ever without tedium and envy.
– W. H. Auden