Here is Bugs, resting up after licking a defunct goatskin drumhead into submission. You can just see the edge of the old skin under his neck. Apparently defunct goatskin drumheads are even better than catnip.
Goatskin was all that stood between the naked Greek god Pan and the great outdoors.
Pan, part-goat, god of groves and wooded glens, fertility and spring
Wikipedia tells that the Romans celebrated Pan – whom they called Lupercus – with a festival in which “many noble youths and magistrates run through the city naked, for sport and laughter striking those they meet with shaggy thongs.”
I would give a great deal to see a magistrate I know running around naked and striking litigants with shaggy thongs.
Might be an improvement on our current legal system.
Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
Bugs looks so adorable and quite content. The info was interesting too.
Hear hear! Anything to lighten the mood of politics…
Yous lookin’ kwite gawjus.
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
You mean they don’t already do that?
(just sayin)…*(purrs)* ♥
My boys cavort with Pan all the time in the garden. I wonder if that’s legal ;-0
My human thinks this is a tradition that needs to be brought back.
Mum says that kind of politicking would get her attention!! MOL