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The Naming of Cats by lyosha The Naming of Cats by lyosha
But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover -
But the cat himself knows, and will never confess.

When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name...

- T. S. Eliot, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
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:iconkanumbra:
kanumbra Featured By Owner May 21, 2014   Writer
HAHA! Love it xD
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Sukiamu Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHHHAAAHHAHA awesome!!!!
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GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
The image is simple and elegant, and the punchline ("Bob") made me chuckle. Such a mysterious-looking cat, secretly contemplating what may be the world's least mysterious name!
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smiley2116 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHAHAHAAA thats funny X)
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Siqeja Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I love it :D
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Jadebelle Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the simple, graphic style. beautiful piece :)
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Tonta-gata Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cute and funny
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punchiegrrl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
I just read that poem last night :)
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numbskulled00 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this and it's even better in black and white
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Avaris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
win
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:icontheonewhoeatsnachos:
TheOneWhoEatsNachos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
...the only thing I can say that hasn't already been said twice is that I can only imagine this cat sitting on top of a refrigerator. I don't know why.
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:iconlyosha:
lyosha Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah! I can see that. :)
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:icontheonewhoeatsnachos:
TheOneWhoEatsNachos Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Also I had a dream that this was a DD. ._o -has weird dreams and remembers weird things about them-
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:iconlyosha:
lyosha Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I wish!
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:icontheonewhoeatsnachos:
TheOneWhoEatsNachos Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
We can pretend! =D
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strongbad-joe132 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
To me, every time I see the name bob, I always laugh. I think that bob's a funny name.
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sirr Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
LOL this is priceless!
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ShadowDazed Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent :XD:
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:iconpeckerwolf:
peckerwolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
That is so cool! I love this! :love:
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killerqueen40 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:giggle:I almost wish this had actually happened in the musical~! So... funny...:rofl:
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mycanvasisblank Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
I love this :D
I've had the video since I was about 4 years old, and I found and re-watched the musical last night.
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SoccerMango Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice. :D
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hoyalaj Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. This is great. :)
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dorkinabubble Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student General Artist
YES :D:D:D:D:D
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WhiterShadeofPail Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
XD I'm so sure that's what they think about...
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Stephie-Wesson Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This made me giggle excellent
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elvenspells Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Do not disturb his deep contemplation :ohnoes:
Great idea!
:+fav:
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Blue-Wolfeh Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Baldrick! soz he looks like ma friends cat whos called baldrick, bobbie or bob. Oh, and fatty fluffball is another name for him:D
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thirteenth-Capricorn Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Student General Artist
this made me laugh. That cat looks very much like a "Bob" XD
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canadiankazz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
lol very good. No-one ever said a cat's name had to be epic and complex. ^_^
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:iconconvallaria:
convallaria Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
love the simple lines in this one.
"less is more"
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nickyflamingo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Traditional Artist
T.S. Eliot is rolling his eyes. But this is very cool.
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MightyMelleR Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
I love the lineweight. Great work!
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:iconfoxy-lady:
Foxy-Lady Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
You win at life.
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:iconcopperarabian:
copperarabian Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Student Photographer
lol that's funny and beautifully simple :)
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rocamiadesign Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009   Digital Artist
:wave: I just featured this in the "Cat Art" section of my journal. Thank you for letting me share it with my watchers. Please come by, when you have the chance, and see the other cats featured.
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:iconlyosha:
lyosha Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Pizza-Cat-Luv Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Ooh, a very clever concept.:D
I especially like the shadows.:)
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Shivalapi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
...Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:

His ineffable effable
Effanineffable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
********

Gotta love that Ol' Possum!

Wait, wait...what......

BOB??!
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Ray34 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
funny
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:iconduskdiamond:
DuskDiamond Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
I love this, still giggling over it. Best name he thought of huh?
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Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice ears =)
I love the black and white ( and grey =)) effect !
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:iconiadm:
IADM Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Now I now why my dog hates his name!
Thank you!:bow:
:+fav:
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blue--magic Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
XD!!!!! that's SOOOOOOOOOOOO funny!!!
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:iconjendorfski:
jendorfski Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
LOL!! Clever! :clap:
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:iconlittlebaldwin:
littlebaldwin Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
You are so funny! I'm starting to love you entire gallery!

Also, my brother's name is Bob, and I think he'll love this.
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
I just love your drawing -the synthesis you achieved and the exquisite quote! (plus I often wondered what MY cat was thinking all the time).
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goodcitizen Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Fits the poem very well, beautiful style... I like the simple shapes and lines to make up the image of the cat.
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Miss-Minerva-Sage Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
I love the sleek style of this :heart: it's kinda art-deco-y :nod: love the ears.
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Jenyel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Hilarious... I love it!
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