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Feline Friday – #31 – beach days


catnap on the beach

I was going through some of my late mother’s files when I came across this British newspaper clipping. I think it may have been from the 1970s judging by the way the woman is dressed. I imagine my mother cut this out because I was born in Brighton, and like me, she loved cats. I decided it was too cute not to share.

Following is the text of the article:

Mother, daughter and kitten relax in the sun on the beach at Brighton, England, each in her own beach chair.

The 8-week-old kitten, Florence, used to run away and get lost when taken to the beach. So when Mrs. Brenda Dockerill bought a small beach chair for 3-year-old Karen, she decided it might help if Florence had one of her own, too.

Chairs for kittens being unavailable,  Mrs. Dockerill had her husband make one. Florence took to it at once, and now there are no more problems with the kitten when they take her to the beach. She snuggles up with the family and all three take their catnaps together — in their own beach chairs.

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

13 thoughts on “Feline Friday – #31 – beach days

  1. This is too cute!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. I’m not sure which is more touching – the thought that someone would go to such care to build a beach chair for their kitty, or that your mother was so touched by the photo that it warranted a special place amongst her box of memories. Thanks for sharing this one. It was exceptionally sweet, and brought a smile to my heart.

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  3. Loveliness,Roslyn!Nice vintage feeling stirring up nostalgia and tenderness 🙂


  4. How lovely it must have touched your Mother so much to take and keep it..thank you for sharing 🙂


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