Friday, April 8, 2016

Ernest Hemingway Home Tour, Cats, Kitties, and More Cats:: Keep Them Wheels a Rolling - Winter 2015-2016

Copyright 2016, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

Our second full day at Key West was spent seeing as much as we could, of course.  We started the day at the Ernest Hemingway Home.  When I reviewed the photos, it became evident, that it was more cats than house photos.  The kitties there are reportedly descendants from the cats owned by Ernest.  There are 40-50 polydactyl (six-toed) cats living at the house at any time.  They are well cared for, well loved, visited by the vet frequently.  They eat and live well.

They even have a variety of "homes".

OHHH, a pretty flower:

This Calico seems to be giving me the stink eye, as if to say, "really, person, must you take MORE photos of me?"

And, yes, there is a kitty cemetery:

Marilyn Monroe, Jimmy Stewart, Mark Twain, Ava Gardner and many others are buried here:

Even Errol Flynn, thrown in a Gremlin for good measure.

Kitty and lovely tropical foliage:

In the house, furniture, with notes to not sit on the couch, do believe the kitties are allowed.

They are allowed on the breakfront:

Even the artwork is full of kitties.

And, yes, the curtains as well.  Look closely.  No, I am pretty sure these were not here during Hemingway's years.

This kitty found a quiet spot.

The writing space, can you hear the walls speak??

This kitty says, see ya later, I'm going to go lay in the sun somewhere, in the place I call home.

So, if you ever get to Key West, do not miss the tour of the Hemingway house.

*  Obviously, there is controversy in all things.  Even kitties in Key West.  Article from 2012.


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