I love Anne Lamott. I'm reading her latest book, Grace (Eventually) Thoughts on Faith, which I'll review here when I finish it. She answered a reference question I've been trying to answer for over a year. On page 55, she mentioned Kliban's folksinger cat. I've been trying to remember B.Kliban's name for that long, and I couldn't come up with it on the internet or at the library because I had the name just off enough to make it hard to find.
B.Kliban drew cartoon tabby cats.
His cartoon cats, which always seemed to have small heads in comparison to their round bodies, remind me so much of my cat Dickens. The attached picture is Dickens. He's a true literary cat. He's named after Charles Dickens, and was born behind the bookcase in our bedroom. He's known books since the day he was born. He and his brother and sisters learned to climb on the bookshelves in my husband's den.
Once again, a book came through for the answer to a reference question. Thanks Anne Lamott!
B. Kliban's website is www.eatmousies.com