Women writers and their cats

Today is World Cat Day. One of my favourite kitty characteristics is how they posses the subtle art of not giving a fuck. It’s their bona-fide non-conformist aura that makes them so dear to writers and artists in general.

“One of the excellent features of the cat – that when you are down, really down – the cat looks at you and is able to encrypt something. How they usually do that that’s a lesson of perseverance against all difficulties and troubles.”  November 15, 1985 –  Bukowski on Cats

Here are some lovely women writers with their cats

Edith Södergran

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Tove Jansson

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Colette

French Author Sidonie Gabrielle Colette with Cat

1900s — Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), French writer. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Rita Mae Brown

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Elizabeth Bishop

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Patricia Highsmith
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Rachel Carson
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