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06 April 2017 @ 08:46 pm
Throwback Thursday: Blake, the Liberal Cat  




Blake, pictured here circa 1979 was an extremely fine cat, and very aware of the fact. His mother belonged to the local liberal candidate (this being in the days before the Liberal Party merged with the Social Democrats). He was named after Blake, from Blake's 7 because the cleaning lady said she wouldn't feed a cat called Avon.

It has been, since Saturday, a very Liberal Democrat dominated week. I feel mildly hunted.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/244043.html.
 
 
 
daniel_saunders: Marxistdaniel_saunders on April 6th, 2017 08:06 pm (UTC)
I am now wondering about Vila, the scaredy cat...

I believe the Monster Raving Looney Party elected a cat as their leader after Screaming Lord Sutch died.
louisedennislouisedennis on April 7th, 2017 08:51 am (UTC)
*g*
fififolle: B7 - Del Tarrant - Steven Paceyfififolle on April 6th, 2017 08:07 pm (UTC)
LOL! Good name.
louisedennislouisedennis on April 7th, 2017 08:51 am (UTC)
This being North Oxford, in later years people tended to assume his name was an allusion to William Blake, the poet.
fififolle: Kav - *glee*fififolle on April 9th, 2017 05:49 am (UTC)
Which makes it even more amusing :)
eve11eve11 on April 6th, 2017 11:49 pm (UTC)
Aw! He looks like my cat Ash.
louisedennislouisedennis on April 7th, 2017 08:52 am (UTC)
There's a sort of fluffy cat look that I think he was fairly typical of.
bunn: Catbunn on April 7th, 2017 07:29 am (UTC)
"He was named after Blake, from Blake's 7 because the cleaning lady said she wouldn't feed a cat called Avon."

This sentence is hilarious to me for some reason.
louisedennislouisedennis on April 7th, 2017 08:50 am (UTC)
I've always wondered what the objection to Avon was, because I'm fairly sure she had no interest in the show and so no opinions about the characters.

Still, it did mean in later years, that people tended to assume we were being terribly intellectual and literary and had named our cat after William Blake
liadtbunny: Cat upside downliadtbunny on April 7th, 2017 02:06 pm (UTC)
Lovely cat!

Lol at the cleaning lady, probably had a bad experience with the catalogue.