Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Rooster Cogburn had an orange tabby cat named General Sterling Price, for the Rebel general from Missouri, in 'True Grit'
So he shoots the rat.
Great flick. :-)
But I, for one, am getting tired of the cats.
(Do I hear people cheering? Michigan, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma... why do I hear cheering? )
Being marginalized, Jesus loves 'em.
Jesus loves cats! :-)
Now that is a cat person.
Tonight I'll end up in Weston, Missouri. One of Price's defeats was a battle for the river port there. So when there I will raise a glass to Rooster's ginger cat General Sterling Price.
Cat person, cat person, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyaaaaah!
If I named one of our cats after a general, I think it would be McClellan. They just sit around and do nothing most of the time, so it seems appropriate.
Let's see, Ice-T is loyal to a fault, easily spooked, overweight but not lethargic, and generally effective when he does what he does but he doesn't do much but run around.
Somebody who knows Civil War generals better than I do is gonna have to name him. :-)
Out Patch, BTW, is kind of like Stonewall Jackson running up and down the Valley, never pinned down, managing to fight off larger, slower forces. She inevitably wins every battle with our St. Bernard, Dreyfus. Poor dog.