The cat's asleep on the chair

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The cat's asleep on the chair

Post by Pope » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:58 pm

My wife has just walked in the house and said
'The cat's asleep on the chair'
of course I replied
'I'll go down to Bill's bar
I can make it that far
And I'll see if my friends are still there'

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Re: The cat's asleep on the chair

Post by tomsakic » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:09 pm

We're here, still drinking an' dancin'. It's long time until closing time :lol:
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Re: The cat's asleep on the chair

Post by hydriot » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:43 pm

This verse is a reference to Hydra which in the sixties (Marianne) and the eighties (Bill's Bar) was overrun with feral cats, so much so that almost everyone was adopted by one or more of them (note that the cats adopt the humans, not the other way round). A policy of spaying stray cats has since reduced the numbers significantly, but even so last autumn I was adopted by first one, then two and finally three. Cupboard-love of course, but I am just an old softie when it comes to feeding cats...
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Re: The cat's asleep on the chair

Post by mnkyface » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:19 am

I don't know whether to laugh or cry at the fact that a spammer just gave a link here selling office chairs... ok, I'm laughing. :lol: :lol:

He was also in the thread about "chair with a dead magazine".
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Re: The cat's asleep on the chair

Post by ladydi » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:16 am

Obviously someone into chairs... With Leonard, this is not strange (heh-heh..any chair will do), but a "chair spammer"...now that's weird.
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Re: The cat's asleep on the chair

Post by TipperaryAnn » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:35 pm

I have always loved that last verse of "Night Comes On", the LC song which first brought me to his work, especially the line "The cat's curled asleep in his chair". ( not just "on the chair" as in this thread) "Curled" suits the sleeping cat perfectly, and having had many loved cats over the years I have always thought of them as Him or Her, so "his chair" is perfect!
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Re: The cat's asleep on the chair

Post by jazz4111 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:06 am

I'm not sure if the song refers to the same one, but when I lived on Hydra in 1973, Leonard had a cat, a plain old tabby, who he called "Edward"
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Re: The cat's asleep on the chair

Post by TipperaryAnn » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:48 pm

Jazz4111,
Good to hear about Edward; quite likely the cat mentioned, as he does say "his " chair. Would love to hear more of your memories of Hydra in those days; were you there long, did you see Leonard often, etc.
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