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Feline Friday – #100 – Rauschenberg boxes, Freddie Mercury and Firefighters



Today I was at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). This artwork by Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) caught my eye. I immediately thought WOW! The cats would love this piece. They could jump around in all the open boxes and scratch their claws on the cardboard. I guess everything is in the eye of the beholder as I have to admit I never really appreciated Rauschenberg’s art before! I wonder if he lived with cats? I should build something like this for Freddie and Frankie!

As I am a fan of the band Queen and Freddie Mercury, I recently saw the movie Bohemian Rhapsody about their rise to fame. When Queen became famous, I was amused to learn that Freddie bought a mansion large enough that each of his many felines could have their own individual rooms! That made me love Freddie even more. And if you should be wondering, yes, my Gentle Giant cat Freddie is named for him. (Don’t get any ideas, boys. All three of us have to share the same bedroom.)


Lastly, but by no means the least important, a million thanks to the brave firefighters who risked their lives to rescue animals along with humans during the recent and ongoing horrendous fires in California. This photo says it all!

As this is the 100th Feline Friday post (woo hoo!) I was going to hire a band. But with everything going on in California and the world and my personal life this past few weeks, I decided that a quiet, unobtrusive recognition was just fine! Thank you all for hanging in there!

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 I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

11 thoughts on “Feline Friday – #100 – Rauschenberg boxes, Freddie Mercury and Firefighters

  1. You’re cats would love that, Roslyn! I had a feeling you’d be first in line for the Queen movie. Happy Sunday!


  2. I love Freddie Mercury. Gone way too soon. My cats would love the box artwork. Nope, not going to make one for them here! The fire fighters are amazing. Such difficult work and willing to save any life.


    • Kate, I have the utmost respect for firefighters putting their lives on the line every day. I’ve been watching the 1970s TV show, Emergency. Randolph Mantooth apparently did such a convincing job as a firefighter/paramedic he was asked if he would consider becoming one for real. He thought about it, then decided he could make much, much more money portraying a firefighter as an actor than actually being one, so he decided to continue acting. That is pretty sad when you think about it! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. So now there is a plan for using all the Amazon boxes. . .


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