The Cat’s Meow

Sam hangs over all our celebrations, including every Very Kitty Christmas

Sam the Siamese has hung in our family’s various bathrooms since the 1950s. He was painted by Fred Chance, who we think was a New York City ad man, according to the Google Machine. Photo: Author’s archives
Bootie, my family’s first kitty besides Sam, loved to chase. Even though this image is not of him, it sure looks like Bootie on the day he ended up in our Christmas tree. Photo/video c/o Country Living.
Chewie takes a break between kitchen raids to wish you a Very Kitty Christmas. Photo c/o Ella Numera Dos
Where Cleo fits, she sits. Occupying one of the boxes while we packed for the move. Photo: Author’s archive.

A Native Texan and Mizzou Journalism grad, Nelson has worked in newspapers, politics, PR and as a high school publications adviser and AP English teacher.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store