The Mousehole Cat

Another birthday meal (the OH, not mine) at the Old Coastguard Hotel in Mousehole (Mowzel) on Thursday was very different to the one on my birthday there a couple of years ago. The weather for one thing. The crowds for another. Celebrating a birthday in Cornwall during a school holiday is a bit of a challenge, but we struck it lucky last week with the parking. It was very hot too after an absolutely dreadful day the day before so after lunch we didn’t linger too long in the winding streets: just long enough for me to have a nosy around and see what plants were growing in the stone walls and tiny courtyard gardens, which is how I came across this gorgeous ginger cat posing quite beautifully for me next to a coppery pot.

The Mousehole Cat is a  picture book favourite, the dramatic and moving Cornish tale of a cat and a fisherman who brave the stormy seas to save their village. Mowzer was a black and white cat by the way.

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    1. Anabel Marsh says:

      I’m having a spammy evening (again) where some comments work and others don’t. Strangely your other blog rejected me 😟. I wish WP would work consistently! Very frustrating.

      1. Heyjude says:

        I shall go looking for you. One of my comments disappeared yesterday too. And I notice that although I check the Reader last thing at night, in the morning if I scroll down a day or so I find posts that were published 19 hours or so ago! But not appearing until long after that time 😦

        1. Anabel Marsh says:

          Weird! I don’t use the Reader so don’t know about that, but the comments thing is annoying.

        2. Heyjude says:

          Found you in Spam, no idea why.

    2. Heyjude says:

      He is indeed. Wouldn’t object to him following me home. His owners might though…

  1. Su Leslie says:

    Beautiful cat. 😀

  2. This fellow looks like he is surveying his domain. I love the colours in this photo, Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Carol. He was busy looking at something in the foliage, but when I called him he looked straight at me.

  3. Fantastic lighting in this photo. 🙂 I have a cat photo that I always though might work one day for a WPC — guess not, now.
    I followed the link to the book page where you can see/read one page, it looks like a nice little book.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a lovely book Kaz. Great for three-year olds if you know any 😀

  4. I’ve seen that book many times, but have never read it! I really should put that right. What a lovely photo of the cat.

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