James Joyce, Gay Talese and T.S. Elliot were inspired by cats. While Rupert Pole, one of Anais Nin’s husbands, was inseparable from his beloved spaniel, Tavi. He was so devoted to the dog, he (the dog) was the subject of many letters between them. He (the husband), and the dog, lived on the west coast, while she was in New York. Actually she was a very naughty girl. She had two husbands at the same time. Pole was one, Hugh Parker Guiler, the other.
Dickens had a raven named Grip, who sometimes showed up in the writer’s fiction. Unfortunately he (the bird) swallowed a paint chip and died soon thereafter.
There must be something to it, because I write about my cats often. And God knows, I’m devoted to them. I’ve been called “crazy” more than a few times, I should tell you. But reading “Literary Pets: The Cats, Dogs, and Continue reading