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I Met A Manx Cat January 13, 2016

Yesterday I met a Manx Cat – no tail, long hair, black and orange markings – I didn’t have a chance to get a photo – the cat was very possessive of the chair I would have liked to sit in while my recorder was being mended.  I didn’t really mind standing – I had a most interesting and wide ranging chat watching my alto recorder being recorked with a sort of waxed string.  On the wall behind him the woodworker/craftsman/repair man had a fascinating collection of African masks.  The conversation branched to roasting one’s own coffee and using coffee beans from Kenya – which morphed into my recollections of having tea in Karen Blixen’s home in Ngong.  And playing golf years later after Karen Blixen’s former coffee estate became Karen Country Country Club.

Manx cat 1  one of Wikipedia’s Manx cats – this one looks like my Calico Cat Katerina except for the tail

IMG_9282 Katerina with her long tail

Manx_5599939 vs coon  another of Wikipedia’s Manx cats

manx cat3  600px-maine-coon-cats  from Wikipedia Manx v Coon – the cat on the right more closely resembles the chair hugging  (hogging) cat I met yesterday.