When Life Imitates Art

Anti-mimesis is a philosophical position that holds the direct opposite of Aristotelian mimesis. Its most notable proponent is Oscar Wilde, who opined in his 1889 essay The Decay of Lying that, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”

….. as I often say to myself (not).

This is one of my favourite pictures that hangs in our house.

Not-so-little Monster has everyone organised into doing what he wants except for being fed every time he shouts.  We are now immune to his nagging.

Monster almost appears thinner.  I would even go so far as to say the incredible weight seems less.  If he is really starving he goes and finds himself a couple of rabbits, a small bird and some mice for dessert.

Monster still likes a cardboard box.

He finds them, well, restful.

Dear Monster – I feel he has been with us forever.

And Lambie has decided he has forgiven me and returned to his house for some of his speshul carrots, that he was given by Transition Turriefield to cheer him up.

4 thoughts on “When Life Imitates Art

  1. Linda Loba

    Good grief, Monster is beautiful! (Don’t tell him I said that, he probably already knows it.)
    And glad to hear he’s lost a bit of weight – he’ll feel better for it. And here’s hoping he keeps his “wild” meals to himself…

    P.S. I told you Lambie would forget all that unpleasantness and come back into the house! (Looks like BeAnn is interested in those carrots too; does she like them? Our dog loves them.)

  2. Kerry

    Phew – glad Lambie has allowed you back into the fold – missed seeing that winning smile yesterday.
    Having seen the cats at the Yell show today, I think Monster would be a winning entry as he is moving into the mature matinee idol stage of catdom

  3. diane in northern wis

    Love all the pics today….of course I love kitties and your monster is a real beaut! Also love that Lambie and that video was great of him chomping carrots from the bag. I heard a bit of your accent which is very charming too! Great blog!


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