As you all know, Melissa and I dream of achieving full crazy cat lady status as we lurch ungraciously into our senior years. And in the (approximate) words of Sir Isaac Newton: If we can see further into the craziness that is cat-dom it is because we stand on the shoulders of those giants who have gone all catnip and scritchy-scratchy before us. One of those giants is Louis Wain (1860-1939), cat artist and crazy cat person extraordinaire.
You can check out the Wikipedia article, but the real gems are the links at its end.
Wain began as a rather ordinary illustrator whose cat pictures became increasingly anthropomorphic
and then transitioned into the positively psychedelic.
Today, I ask you to join me in raising a toast to his memory and to the potential for unbridled cat craziness that lies in each of us.