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Neal Douglass: Photograph of a small kitten playing with a bug. August 1, 1949. Source: Neal Douglass Photography Collection, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Austin, Texas. Via The Portal to Texas History.

Neal Douglass: Photograph of a small kitten playing with a bug. August 1, 1949. Source: Neal Douglass Photography Collection, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Austin, Texas. Via The Portal to Texas History.

Right on Target by ColoradoStateUniversity on Flickr.

Woman milking a cow, State Agricultural College (now Colorado State University), circa 1921.

Apparently, doing this is/was a THING. Check out Nat Farbman’s photos of Blackie and Brownie catching squirts, from LIFE, 1954.

Right on Target by ColoradoStateUniversity on Flickr.

Woman milking a cow, State Agricultural College (now Colorado State University), circa 1921.

Apparently, doing this is/was a THING. Check out Nat Farbman’s photos of Blackie and Brownie catching squirts, from LIFE, 1954.

To all my American friends: Hope your day’s like this.
Photo by Harry Whittier Frees, 1914. Via Shorpy.

To all my American friends: Hope your day’s like this.

Photo by Harry Whittier Frees, 1914. Via Shorpy.

A lap with a very serious case of Kitten Head.
Dot with Fluffy by Yvonne Thompson on Flickr.

A lap with a very serious case of Kitten Head.

Dot with Fluffy by Yvonne Thompson on Flickr.

“Cotton Carnival.” Memphis, Tennessee, May 1940. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. Source: Shorpy.

Cotton Carnival.” Memphis, Tennessee, May 1940. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. Source: Shorpy.

Studio portrait of five kittens on a pedestal, probably taken in Compton’s Photo Studio in Brigham City, Utah. Between 1895 and 1925. Source: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives, via Mountain West Digital Library.

Studio portrait of five kittens on a pedestal, probably taken in Compton’s Photo Studio in Brigham City, Utah. Between 1895 and 1925. Source: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives, via Mountain West Digital Library.

La limousine by the ghost of me on Flickr.
Undated postcard.

La limousine by the ghost of me on Flickr.

Undated postcard.

My dream man? My dream office? Both.
Guy Bogart in 1955, sitting and working at his desk at 545 Euclid Ave. Source: Beaumont (California) Library District, via Calisphere.

Guy Bogart is seen here hard at work at his desk. By the many pictures and figurines of cats on and around his desk, it is evident that Bogart is quite the admirer of cats. In 1924 Guy Bogart was elected to the Beaumont City Council, and belonged to virtually every other organization in the town of Beaumont. Bogart also served as the Mayor of Beaumont and the President of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce.

More about Guy here.

My dream man? My dream office? Both.

Guy Bogart in 1955, sitting and working at his desk at 545 Euclid Ave. Source: Beaumont (California) Library District, via Calisphere.

Guy Bogart is seen here hard at work at his desk. By the many pictures and figurines of cats on and around his desk, it is evident that Bogart is quite the admirer of cats. In 1924 Guy Bogart was elected to the Beaumont City Council, and belonged to virtually every other organization in the town of Beaumont. Bogart also served as the Mayor of Beaumont and the President of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce.

More about Guy here.

Richard Parks: Portrait of Susan Parks with her daughter Leslie and cats. Tallahassee, Florida, ca. 1974. Source: State Archives of Florida, via Florida Memory.

Richard Parks: Portrait of Susan Parks with her daughter Leslie and cats. Tallahassee, Florida, ca. 1974. Source: State Archives of Florida, via Florida Memory.