Erchless and Its Inhabitants
The animal inhabitants of Erchless
Ann
Lynda
Lynda
Three Siamese cats curled up for a nap
Three Siamese cats curled up for a nap Image Details
The End
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm Image Details
But since he is quite old now and quite lazy, I don't think he will ever catch the little red bird. But he still thinks what fun it would be to chew those pretty red feathers.
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
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He is an old cat now. He still whiffs the roses, and sniffs the pinks, and plays with little insects, and sleeps on his mistress' pillow, and tickles her face with his whiskers, and chases the pink tassel, and watches the red bird.
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm Image Details
You can see that Baba was really a very nice cat.
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm Image Details
So he just sat and thought what fun it would be.
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
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how she gave him seed and water in the morning after she had fed Baba, and Baba knew that she would be very sad if he caught the little red bird and chewed his feathers.
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
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He sat with round blue eyes thinking what fun it would be to chew those pretty red feathers; he knew though, how much his mistress loved her red bird,
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
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But what Baba liked best to do was to watch the little red bird.
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
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or sat waiting in the shadow under a chair like a tiger in a deep jungle waiting to spring.
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm Image Details
and leaped after it, like a fairy horse leaping over a cobweb,
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
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He played with the long pink tassel on her dressing gown.
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
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until she simply had to get out of her bed and give him his breakfast.
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
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and when it was time for her to wake up in the morning he tickled her face with his very long whiskers,
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
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Baba was a very affectionate cat; every night he slept with his head on his mistress' pillow.
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm Image Details
He would also watch the red bird that sat on a perch in his mistress' window.
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm Image Details
and sniff the pinks,
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm Image Details
and watch the little insects.
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm Image Details
and whiff the roses,
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm Image Details
But if the grass was dry he would walk about in the garden,
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
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Baba was a Siamese cat, a very fastidious cat; he wouldn't think of getting his brown velvet paws wet.
"Baba" by Juliet Chisholm
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Page 1 of the book "Baba"
"Baba" by: Juliet Chisholm
"Baba" by: Juliet Chisholm Image Details
The Chisholms had an affinity for Siamese cats--this affinity is documented in several photographs where the cats play a predominant role. As such, Juliette wrote and illustrated a children's book that tells the tale of a precarious cat that could indeed be based on a dearly loved family member.
Hazel Chisholm Mathews with one of her many Siamese cats
Hazel Chisholm Mathews with one of her many Siamese cats Image Details
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