Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Pratts and Cats...

We have so many photos of different things we saw in Key West I'll share some with you from time to time.
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is a popular attraction. it's famous residents now include descendents of his polydactyl six toed cat. Here's a few photos...

The home of Ernest Hemingway in Key West.

The Hemingway house cats lounging.

Another peaceful day for "Pablo Picasso".

As we entered the bedroom "Archibald MacLeish" was taking his catnap on Ernest's bed! A favorite spot we are told.

Meet "Charlie Chaplin", the most photographed cat at the Hemingway House. Most of the cats are named for famous movie stars and writers.

This "drinking fountain" for the cats was once a urinal from the original Sloppy Joe's Bar(now Capt. Tony's).Ernest drunkenly brought it home one night. Mrs. Hemingway, shocked by such a thing in her backyard, had it tiled and put the water jug next to it to make it look proper. The cats may be wise to what this once was-they avoid drinking from it and catch the water trickling from the jug.

This tabby stuck her tongue out at us. I believe this is "Amadea".

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