Thursday, June 11, 2009

It Is My Honor to Present to You the Nice Photo My Girl Did of Me

Back when my girl started the second level of human education, middle school, she switched schools and her new English teacher saw she was reading and comprehending at a higher level than most of her class and so, rather than have her be bored, the teacher let her into the eighth-grade English class.

The very first book she read in that class was Pride and Prejudice.

This started what Cassie calls my girl's Renaissance nuttiness, even though Lily's favorite eras are the Regency, where all the Austen novels are set, and the Napoleonic era, where all Dumas' novels are set, not the Renaissance. Even though she loves reading them and is eagerly anticipating the upcoming Regency-fest, she says she'd hate to live then; the average life expectancy was forty-two and they had yet to invent litter boxes.

But she's all excited because she heard that someone found a lost novel of Dumas' and they're publishing it!

The one thing that gets my girl about this photo is that it is historically inaccurate. I'm supposed to be a musketeer from the Napoleonic era and this painting is from the Jacobean era. But she couldn't find a good photo.

-D'Artagnan du Chat Noir, "All for one and one for all!"

P.S. I did come out from under the bed. You mancats and musketeers right - Lily wasn't mad at me; she thought she'd hurt me when she tripped over me. After we had a nice long talk, she went and confiscated Buster's Stash.

You know, I really think I have a special connection with my girl. I am the only cat in the house she talks to in French. (Yes, Buster, I can hear you scoffing over there.) But she talks to Locket like he's actually John Locke and to Buster like she's actually going to rule the world.

Buster Theodora: I am going to rule the world, D'Artagnan! If you have that attitude, I will not ask you to be the president of Australia!

P.P.S. Musketeers - please check the sidebar and make sure I got all of you. I had to ask for my girl's help and she's been so busy with getting her scholarship ready, we're not sure if we got them all. If you want to be a musketeer, please leave a message saying so!


  1. I'm glad you are feeling better! I was worried about you! A mancat in training never blames himself...the humans are always at fault!

  2. Bonjour d'Artagnan, from your French friends Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan (actually, the French friends with the Japanese names!). We would love to join your musketeers! You can find us at:

    Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan (and woofie Tommy too!)

  3. You iz just so handsome. Youz girl did a super-duper job!

  4. It is still a wonderful portrait of you, D'Artagnan, even if it is historically inaccurate. I am glad that you are feeling better and came out from under the bed.

  5. Now that is an impressive portrait! Our sister Elizabeth Bennet Cat says you picked a good book to read first!

  6. Hey there D! Just wanted to check in and make sure you are all OK?