Valentines For Writers and Is Your Cat Your Valentine?
Oh my whiskers, our regular Monday post by our feline editor Clyde is instead a Valentine to you dear reader. Sit back and bathe in the love. There are vintage valentines, original art and words from the heart.
It’s February the month of love aka cat love. From our Black Cats Tell All 2018 Calendar are the lovely cover girl meowdels. From Spain, Lili @Neko_and_lili are about to celebrate 30K on Instagram and deserve a shout out for being so fun and supportive. Ditto, Toothless, the equally gorgeous pantherette @toothlesstheblack.cat from California and dear member of our http://www.instagram.com/BlackcatsofIG community. Pippa @pipp_stagram from Philadelphia is newer to Instagram but 100% adorable. Check them all out if you love black cats.
Clyde knows I’m his Valentine (even though I’m married), and wants to know is your cat your Valentine?
When I was a kid growing up in Montreal, Canada we exchanged Valentines. Things weren’t are egalitarian as it is now. There were no rules or fair play. The popular kids got more Valentines and the shy, weird or different kids got less. All the cards were placed in a big box and as we sat at our desks monitors handed them out the red badges of love and caring. The excitement and anxiety mounted or in my case, fear. I glanced from side to side, wondering why I had so few. My feelings of self-worth evaporated into a stew of humiliation and despair. I didn’t know I was an INFJ or had a high IQ. All I knew was I wasn’t accepted.
One year I got no Valentines. As a flurry of red paper hearts and laughter surrounded me, my desk remained a brown island. Zero love but plenty of tears and self-loathing. Many years of therapy later, I love vintage Valentine’s Day cards and adore sharing the love.
It’s no accident that cats and writers go together like… you fill in the blanks. Here are a few, newly revised vintage style cards with a typewriter theme. I also created a card you can use with your own photo.
We have been posting lots of other kitty Valentines on Instagram stories at all three accounts, and a mix on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. We will post a few more IG stories for V Day and sending lots of love to you and your kitties. Who is your feline Valentine? Are they getting a gift or treat?