It has been said, that cats have a hard time sharing a home with other animals. That We, cats, chase and paw at birds and squirrels and the like. This is not so! Especially if We live in the house of a serious animal lover such as the lady depicted by Hans Holbein the Younger in the painting now popularly known as A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling. With such a one as she, we can share a home with other animals quite peacefully! Note how Our gracious
With such a one as she, we can share a home with other animals quite peacefully! Note how Our gracious self was actually included in the original version of the painting:
See how affectionately the lady holds Us in her arms, looking curiously if a butterfly will land at Our ear to make another member of her big loving family!
It is thought that the sitter’s name is Anne Lovell, but definitely, according to the number of animals surrounding this noble lady, her name should be Anne LoveThemAll !
Look at the commonly known version of the masterpiece, to be seen at the National Gallery in London:
One can easily notice that the lady looks much sadder without a cat.
Every true animal lover should adopt a cat!
Thus speaks Zarathustra the Cat
P.S. This amazing discovery was for the first time revieled in Our book:
There are more other important discoveries to be found there!
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