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Frank, whose fab blog “Dutch Goes the Photo” has just passed its one year milestone, has set “MYSTERY” as the topic for this week’s Photo Challenge.

See  https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/04/18/tuesday-photo-challenge-mystery/

This made me think of the wonderfully witty poem by T.S. Eliot – “Macavity – the Mystery Cat”, which then got me thinking about a photo which I had taken a few years back of a mystery cat hiding behind some fencing round the corner from my house. I was amazed that he allowed me to take his portrait, as cats have a tendency usually of waiting until I’m on hands and knees with “just the shot”, then turn tail and walk away!!  It’s their little joke. 😊

Of course, T.S. Eliot’s cat would never have allowed himself to have been caught in this way, either behind bars or on camera!!


Here is the first verse to whet your appetite.

Macavity’s a Mystery Cat: he’s called the Hidden Paw—

For he’s the master criminal who can defy the Law.

He’s the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad’s despair:

For when they reach the scene of crime—Macavity’s not there!