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My cat got her driver's license!

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My cat got her driver's license! Well, that was my first reaction when I was given this, shortly after I went to pick Tootie up from the vet. I mean like, same plastic, same size, same terrible picture! I was so laughing. (some details above have been obscured to defeat potential catnappers) Being the YouTube addict that I am, I HAD to go looking for cats who drive. UH OH! Toonces the driving cat! SNL. Now I learn! Toonces has quite the history.... ( quote from wiki ) Toonces was the family pet of Lyle (Steve Martin in the first sketch, thereafter by Dana Carvey) and Brenda Clark (Victoria Jackson), an enthusiastic couple who would allow their cat to drive the family car. At first, they were delighted that their cat had such an ability, but were always horrified to discover (too late) that Toonces was actually not a skilled driver at all. Double UH OH! Can you say silver tabby? Shh.... p.s. for Michael my blog host- standards for getting a "driver's license&q

Cat goddess Bastet temple found

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Cat goddess Bastet temple found--- Egyptian cat god's 2,200-year-old temple unearthed in Alexandria . The link is to a Guardian UK article. Trust the Brits to call Bastet a god, not a goddess. Sheesh. Oh, not all Brits- I'm sure Michael at my host site knows that Bastet is a she not a he. A statue of the the cat god(dess) Bastet that was found in the remains of a temple belonging to Queen Berenice, the wife of King Ptolemy III (246-222 BC) in Alexandria, Egypt. From the article: A 2,200-year-old temple that may have been dedicated to the ancient Egyptian cat god Bastet has been unearthed in Alexandria, the Supreme Council of Antiquities said today. The ruins of the Ptolemaic-era building were discovered by Egyptian archaeologists in the port city founded by Alexander the Great around 331BC. Alexandria was the seat of the Greek-speaking Ptolemaic dynasty, which ruled Egypt for 300 years until the suicide of Queen Cleopatra. More about Bastet at Wiki Course, if y