May 16, 2006

Trouble Man



Years before this was taken, early one cold January morning, this minnow-hipped, scarecrow carcass of a cat, got tangled in a baker’s rack while attacking dangerous moths as he stalked them from beneath a porch light.

He probably leapt up at one of them, more than likely, then snagged a hind paw in the ornate ornamentation of the rack. For one hysterical moment he dangled there — like Jim Hutton in “The Green Berets” when he gets trapped, tragically, in the snare toward the end of the movie.

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