|Almost a clone of my old cat walked up to me in Hobart:-)|
Exploring Byzantium, the World of Ghost Empire
Tasmania and a Lonely [Looney?] Planet?
It's not like I felt that cat in Hobart was a reincarnation of my old cat, or even an angel or some such thing.
It was just to me a very bizarre coincidence (maybe somehow instigated by "The Universe", who knows?-) when I was photographing a gate I saw that had the surname of some old neighbours I grew up with as a kid.
Ironically those same neighbours owned a dog and they tried to quell my fear of dogs as a young lad by getting me used to patting the dog to show me the dog wouldn't hurt me.
I became so confident the dog was my friend after a few weeks of spending time patting and talking to their dog that one day while at a birthday party/BBQ I went to show my mother how brave and not scared of dogs I was by patting the dog.
Unfortunately for me someone had just placed a plate of sausages in front of the dog when I went to pat it and the dog jumped up and bit me clean though my bottom lip, and the party for me was over (and my trust in dogs) while I was taken off to the doctor to get a mouthful of stitches:-)
Probably what turned me into a cat person more than a dog person, I guess, looking back now?-)
It was fun hearing Paul Carter talk about his pet monkey again, and I couldn't help wondering whatever happened to that movie that was going to be made about riding around Australia on a bio-fueled motorbike?
Run it by Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi I say, as they could make a funny movie out of your bike story Paul.Paul Carter: When Taoism and Synchronicity CollideI found an old photo of my cat sleeping on our old couch decades ago and placed the photo in an old plastic frame and put it on my bookshelf in my computer room, as that was the position he was buried in, because a driver had run over his head by accident when he was sleeping on the road (dumb cat).
I love reading and listening to people's bizarre and spooky animal encounters, even if in their mind it is some alien, angel or deceased love one sending them a message:-)The Lord of the Rings and the Mind's Eye?WHO really knows, right?-)