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.
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!