Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Shelf portrait Tuesday


Everyone's a comedian -- even Tara

11 comments:

mrsbeach said...

hahaha, so cute!
Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.

take care Michael

Michael said...

Hi Beachy,

Yes, and my cats will never let me forget it!

LBseahag said...

what a beauty...i caught jinx in front of the computer salivating...

Green said...

Funny post title!
Does Tara meditate all the time??

Michael said...

Hi LB,
Please let Jinxy down easy: Tara already has a boyfriend, Yasashi, my male cat.

Hi Greensleeves,
Yes, Tara is much better at zazen than her daddy (me).

Kitty said...

Yum! Aren't cats wonderful? I don't know what I'd do without mine.

miki said...

What's the meaning of Tara? Fish? He or She has very good impression on me.

Michael said...

Hi Kitty,
Yes, cats can be quite a comfort.

Hi Miki-san,
Tara is the Tibetan Bukkyo version of Kannon-sama. Tara is the youngest of my three cats, and she is also the dominant cat in the house.

Lone Wolf said...

Ha Ha Great pictures Michael.

miki said...

Tara means kannnonsama! Her hace is very calm and gentle like Kannnonsama.Did you go to Chugu-temple in Nara? (http://www.horyuji.or.jp/chuguji3.htm) There are Miroku Bosatu. When I met her in my junior high school days,It was a breathtaking statue for me.

Michael said...

Thanks, Lone Wolf!

Hi Miki-san,
Yes, that statue of Miroku is one of my favorite pieces of Japanese art! I love the position of the hand.
Nara is such a beautiful place.