Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Fifty Shades of Brown!

Just recently one or two of the other cat bloggers have posted pictures of their humans when they were practically an embryo! It just so happens that I was clawing through some old photos and I came across this daguerrotype of The Affiliate Typist taken in about 1894! 

All dressed up ready for first day of school!!
Everyone say AWWW!

For those who are curious about the fashion label that produced this fine example of oat coo chewer, it was created by Madame Olga Gaberdenova of the House of the Cagey Bee who have their headquarters in downtown Vladivostok.  Elegantly modelled by Staff Mini-Me the beautifully styled brown ensemble even boasts matching knickers (Madame Gaberdenova is nothing if not pragmatic, taking into consideration possible first-day-at-school jitters!) 

Continuing the fifty shades of brown theme and for those who feel slightly let down at the thought of a kittyless blog post, here is a picture of Tigger taken over the weekend as he reclines in the summerhouse post prandial and replete. 


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daguerrotype - a type of dagger

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45 comments:

  1. Greetings supurr pal

    Loving your post today!

    Stop by my blog later as there's a little something just fur mew!

    http://bionicbasil.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/the-monday-meow-we-got-award-woo-hoo.html

    Purrs Basil xox

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  2. MOL! Your typist was quite the fashion statement in 1894, wasn't she? ;)

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  3. OMD we had a uniform similar to that. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Wow, 1894 was soooo long ago. Can the typist still see the screen? lol

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  5. So fashionable! Of course everything was bought at least one size too big so we would grow into them. I never wore a uniform until I went to High School, and then I also had a brown uniform with the matching knickers which had a little pocket to keep a hankie in. Why one would want to keep a hankie in their knicker pocket beats me!

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  6. Sweet Austin are you sure a couple of those numbers are not out of place? Your typist would sure be old if not. We are going to say awwww, just look at that smile and sweet face. Mumsy never wore a uniform in school...she just dressed weird. Hugs and nose kisses

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  7. Awwww.... the staff was such a CUTE mini me! But Austin, we think you need to brush up on your math skills. Or at least cut back on the exaggeration.
    ; )

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  8. HAH! Shaming the humans. I like that. I’m down wid it! I did it several years back. http://www.stunningkeisha.com/2013/03/getting-back-at-peeps.html

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  9. 1894?! Wow we are impressed at the way she's holding up! What a looker - then and now!

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  10. Uh, Austin Buddy? She looks awful *happy* for a miserable prisoner headed off to the Education Factory.
    Was there something in her cereal milk, do you think? I know lots of things were legal back in 1849, er, '94.

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  11. My oh my 1894 wow was that like in another century or something Austin?
    Your Asst is quite adorable, knickers and all!

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  12. Crikey things have changed since then,xx Speedy

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  13. Matching knicke LOLr, I had a green coat and matching knickers LOL xxoxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  14. Our Mommy loves the old pic. (maybe cuz she's so old herself!)
    The kitteh pic is resplendent too!

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  15. Your staff looks so adorable in her vintage outfit ;)
    Dip and Elliot x

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  16. Awwwww is right! So cute! This is Moses, and my mum always was dressed really weird, at least she says her compadres said so. Then when she got older she could put her paw down and say what she was going to wear! Purrrfectly good sense, if you ask me!

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  17. I kind of like Tigger, Austin! I hope you don't mind.

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  18. I love that photo and such a sweet smile and so proud to be going to school
    Hugs madi and mom

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  19. We enjoy seeing those looks back Austin!

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  20. MOL ! 1894 was just after the dinosaurs era, right ? Lovely photo of Tiger. Purrs

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  21. LOL! I love this post! I always knew The Staff/Typist had a great sense of humor but she has me laughing out loud on the couch right now! Staff Mini-Me is very cute... that smile! Nice to see Tigger, must have been a satisfying meal.. looks like pure bliss!

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  22. tigger...lookin good dood !! ♥♥♥

    nice ta see ewe again buddy

    N austin....dood...frank lee we did say AWWWWWW when we say yur mumz foto......

    take a good look at de food serviss gurl heer in trout townez foto frum when her wuz a yooth
    N ewe will say...hole lee **** watch out...that tyrannosaurus rex iz like rite on yur azz ~~ !!

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    1. N like we canna spell two day...how bout if we rite... when we SAW yur mums foto ♥♥♥

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  23. I absolutely LOVE this. Thank you for posting it. And Tigger, you are the dessert!

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  24. The Staff Mini-Me is darling! This is just a great picture and loved seeing Tigger too!

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  25. 1894 you silly woman!! Oh and Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!

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  26. Wow, 1894! That's pretty impressive!!! Cute photos - of both typist and Tigger!

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  27. TW didn’t write the books but she contributed to them and got a mention.

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  28. I think your Affiliate Typist looks ADORABLE in the photo - at least she HAS a photo - my Mom's "first day at school" picture was carved into stone on a cave wall by a well known caveman artist called "UGGGGG" !

    Hugs, Sammy

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  29. We've told our Mum that she must not put and school uniform pictures on our blog as when we managed to glimpse one or two pictures her legs were so scrawny we felt embarassed!!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  30. "postprandial and replete." I shall have to use this turn of phrase somewhere. I like it. - Crepes.

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  31. Aaaaaaw Yous mommy, uh typist, looks so adowable. And of course we luv da kitty too. Hope yous have a pawsum day Austin.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  32. Mee-you Unbccle austin yur Mumma can not bee THAT old.....mew mew mew...shee wass so cute an is so luvley now! You have a wudnerfull Mumma there. fAnkss fur sharin thee foto with us.
    Tigger lookss BERRT cattented....
    ***paw kissess*** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxxx an LadyMum :)

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  33. Hi Buddy--Your typist is slackin' off. I think that's what the Union Rep is for, don't you? I'd file a grievance if I were you.

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  34. Hey Austin, we wanted to let you know that we've nominated you for two blogging awards. Please visit our post tomorrow to see them.

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  35. Love that vintage - we won't say OLD - photo. Thank you so much or stopping by and leaving kind words of sympathy on our post about losing Lily.

    Cats of wildcat woods

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  36. That is an adorable photo! You look so innocent and excited!

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  37. Spitty's mom was the one who influenced our mom to post her Easter photo from the Jurassic age. Madame Olga's creation is enhanced by that hat! Must have been really cold that first day of school. Thanks y'all for sharing. Mom loved it. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  38. Our Mummy had a school uniform like that, but the colour was maroon. Including that of the matching knickers! And she had a black velour hat with a curly brim and a hatband in red and white with the school badge on it!

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  39. We thoroughly enjoyed this post... Your Affiliate Typist looks like there is just so much possibility in what the day will bring... Or maybe it's was just nerves! Regardless, loved the photo - and loved the photo of Tigger too!

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