I’ve been posting photos of the cougar water dish that I am patiently (sort of) waiting to get a picture of my kitties drinking from… and that made me think that it was fitting on this Throw-Back-Thursday to post a photo of one of the original users of said water dish.
Leo is hissing his displeasure in this photo NOT at his three favorite girls (my mother Marion and her sisters Pearl and Pansy) but rather at the photographer and on being posed for a photo. Hmmm… a LOT like my kitties and cameras.
The photo would be from around 1935/6 in Owen Bay on the BC coast. Leo and his sister Girlie were raised by my mom’s family from babies whose eyes weren’t even open when they were rescued.
My mom has told me that the purr of a cougar puts all house cats to shame (and so does the hiss and yowl).