Sunday, March 16, 2014

Dreaming of France -- Cats and Postcards

Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.

Inspired by a couple of blogs that I read today, I'm posting pictures of postcards from France with cats. It's kind of a tradition for us, since about 1998 to send home postcards with pictures of cats that look like our cats.
I was reminded of that tradition today when Corey from Tongue in Cheek first talked about pictures on her refrigerator. Then I visited Virginia at Paris Through My Lens and she had a picture of cat lounging on the walk in front of a building with gorgeous green shutters. At Paris and Beyond, Genie had an fluffy orange cat sauntering along the sidewalk.  And then Anne in Oxfordshire writes frequently about her postcard collection. They all came together and I decided to write about some postcards from France with cats, and those postcards are currently stuck on my refrigerator.

Our last cat, the one we got when Grace was a 1-year-old, was totally black like this cat. When traveling in Paris with my friend Michelle, I sent this postcard home to Earl and the kids. I joked that they had left the door open so Buddy had escaped and traveled to Paris.
The next time Earl and I traveled to France, we went to Provence and sent this postcard home to the kids. Again, a black cat that was anxious to get from Ohio to France. 
We never seem to have any trouble finding postcards of cats in different French locations.
 
When Grace traveled to France, she sent home a postcard with cats too.
Does your family have a France tradition?

13 comments:

Louise said...

I think our family's only real French tradition is to eat as many pastries as possible the whole time that we are there… I love your post today. I've got one of those black cat fridge magnets that you see everywhere in the tourist shops.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

I love post cards especially older ones & that black cat does seem to show up a lot in French ones. This was a fun post, thanks Paulita!

Sim Carter said...

The postcards are wonderful! I finally saw Last Love, so beautifully shot in France. I posted my take on the movie for your Dreaming of France meme today.

Jeanie said...

I ADORE this post -- I'll be joining you -- probably tomorrow!

Leovi said...

Wonderful Montmartre, one of my favorite places in Paris!

Adria J. Cimino said...

I LOVE this post... If there is one thing I love more than Paris, it is cats! What beautiful post cards. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanie said...

Got it up -- and took a page from you, Paulita -- my take on Paris cats!

Vicki Lesage said...

Love the postcards! My family lives in France now and our tradition is our Sunday walk around town. It's not usually too crowded and we discover something new each time!

Just Me said...

These postcards are so beautiful and I appreciate the links to the others. Makes me pretty embarrassed about all my American postcards. Definitely a place in the American marketplace for some creative postcards.

Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Had to wait to get back to Paris to get to another browser. Love those cats!

The French Hutch said...

Love your “Cats and Postcards” post. Great party......

Virginia said...

I just found this post and have added one of Meeps' French cousin at the Pet Cemetery!
V

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