Monday, 11 February 2019

All You Need Is Love - Of Cats!





I promised the other day to write more about celebrities and their cats. Next up is Beatle John Lennon who owned cats throughout his life.

He grew up with his Aunt Mimi in Liverpool, UK, and there was always a cat in the house. He spoke and wrote about three of them - Tich, the marmalade-coloured half-Persian, who died when John was at college; Tim, a half-Persian ginger who was a stray found in a snowy street by John; and a moggy called Sam. As a boy, John regularly cycled to Mr Smith the fishmonger in nearby Woolton village to buy pieces of hake for the cats.



When John and his first wife Cynthia and son Julian lived in Weybridge they had many cats, including a tabby called Mimi named after his beloved aunt.


He and second wife Yoko Ono are pictured above with a cat called Pepper, no doubt named after their iconic album Sergeant Pepper's Hearts Club Band.While John was with May Pang they had two cats called Major and Minor.

Here's a picture John drew of Pepper which, as you might expect, is quirkily bizarre!



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7 comments:

  1. He had quite the collection.

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  2. I have posted that first John Lennon photo before, it is my favorite!! (As was John, he was and still is my favorite...since I was 7 years old!)

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  3. Interesting, I don't think of John and cats. I haven't had one since one was hit by a car, decided it was too dangerous where we lived so that is when we switched to dogs. Over here most cats do not run free as they did in the UK. Unfortunately hubby doesn't like cats much although they love him.

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  4. I love that drawing! It almost looks like a self portrait. One would not think men love cats but so many do and my hubby is one of them.

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  5. Anyone that loves cats is wonderful as far as I am concerned.

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  6. Great images and story! Thank you for sharing.

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