This is my wife Ellen in 1994
she is accompanied by our two fabric cats.
Ellen is holding Egger, Peeking is so good at hiding that you may find it difficult to see her.
Our fabric cats are of the genus feelus and species fabricatus, these names were assigned by famed nomenclature specialist Gyro Renacus.
Ellen and I have lived and
laughed together for over 24 years.
She created fabric cats when our cat, Schatten, passed away and we moved to a house where we could not have pets.
Here's a picture of Ellen in 2000 in our apartment in Sweden.
Now we own our own home and
share it with a beautiful tortoise cat, Cristobel.
I create 3-dimensional mazes out of boxes for Christobel, she solves even my toughest creations quickly and easily. Then looks at me as if to say, "is that the best you can do?"
In 1999 we added a new member to our household, a gray and white kitten named Daisy May. She is full of energy and mischief.
But she always has time to roll over and let you stroke her soft warm belly fur, even when she is in the middle of her afternoon apointment with a sunbeam.
Our cats: felis domesticus and feelus fabricatus, bring laughter to our house.
We now have a lively addition to our household Princess who came to us from the shelter. She has one eye and a loud purr. She's is 12 pounds of full-on cat energy. She doesn't leap high or climb and so we can let her out into our fenced backyard and she doesn't escape.
Here is the english translation of two stanzas of a poem written by an Irish Monk over 700 years ago.
I and Pangur Ban my cat,
'Tis a like task we are at:
Hunting mice is his delight,
Hunting words I sit all night.
'Gainst the wall he sets his eye,
Full and fierce and sharp and sly;
'Gainst the wall of knowledge I
All my little wisdom try.
And now, I'll turn my fierce eye upon some physics explorations and when I make progress I'll rejoice and share them with you, just as my cats share their rodents with me.