Sunday, August 28, 2022


 Dani wanted me to post this selfie of her Great, Great, Great ... Aunt Gabriella in 1922.  Gabriella was ahead of her time in figuring out how to take a selfie to begin with. 

Here is the since-framed result of Aunt Gabriella's first selfie.  Naturally, it is in the sepia tones that were indicative of the times.

Gabriella used a camera similar to this one, except the cord with the trigger that activated the camera was much longer.  

She pawsitioned the camera first, in front of the chair, and tucked the cord beneath herself so it was impurrceptible.  The trigger was concealed between her paws.  Et voila!

Dani is very proud of her Great, Great, Great ... Aunt Gabriella as she was a PIONEER in her field.  She just couldn't get near enough to all those catnip pies out there in the pasture!

Aunt Gabriella's friends simply called her "Gabby" because, truth be told, she just never shut up.  "MEow, MEow, MEow!"  All she talked about was herself and what she liked to do.

Get a load of this:

Thank heavens for Silent Films!

That's all for MEOW.


The J-Cats said...

Oh, that is absolutely brilliant! Well done, Aunt Gabriella!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Lovely art. Very clever.

pilch92 said...

Aunt Gabby sounds like fun. XO

Eastside Cats said...

Women's abilities to make their way in the world has changed a lot since Aunt Gabriella was around...but not enough.
Here's hoping the next generation has their collective heads on straight.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Beauty sure does run in your family sweet Dani!

M Dawson said...

I adore that hat, it looks gorgeous on her and I am jealous of that beautiful fur. My hair is fine and I can't perch a hat on it * sigh * She is gorgeous!!!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

This is beyond brilliant! Love, love, love it!!!