cat sleeping on beanbag

A Cat-Trick, 28th March

‘Hat-Trick’, From Wikipedia:

“A hat-trick or hat trick in sport is the achievement of a positive feat three times or more during a game, or other achievements based on threes. The term was first used in 1858 in cricket to describe HH Stephenson’s feat of taking three wickets with three consecutive deliveries. A collection was held for Stephenson, and he was presented with a hat bought with the proceeds.[1] The term was used in print for the first time in 1878.[2] The term was eventually adopted by many other sports including association football, water polo, and team handball, but did not become popular in North America until the mid-1940s in the National Hockey League.”

No further explanation should be needed, therefore, if I tell you that I live with three cats and a keen football enthusiast, and that a Cat-Trick is the term given to any instance of all three cats together. To be honest I am not particularly happy with the one of Arthur (and he is not really as fat as I have made him look, though admittedly he is a smallish square-shaped fellow), and Stiletto (a.k.a. Skinny-Fat-Cat, for reasons that will not at this time become clear) is so difficult to capture I had to draw her from a distance when she didn’t know I was looking at her, but, for the sake of the first cat-of-the-day cat-trick, here are all three.

skinny cat sitting

Stiletto, otherwise known as skinny-fat-cat, sitting

cat sleeping on beanbag

Percy Cat still sleeping in his beanbag

Arthur Cat on the windowsill

Arthur Cat on the windowsill

5 thoughts on “A Cat-Trick, 28th March

    1. Nancy Farmer Post author

      wow, 11 is quite a lot… though only half as many as where Arthur and Percy came from. Their mother was taken in when pregnant already by a lady who takes in strays and un-loved cats, and dogs,… and….
      And yes, cats ARE awesome 🙂

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