Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Former Home of Stanley

This charming house* was formerly on the onetime, unofficial, Underground Tour of Sierra Madre.  I was taken on this tour by a group of friends who had grown up here, and knew of all kinds of fun things to see.  (It was truly Unofficial.  But boy oh boy, was it ever fun!)  This stop on the tour was the home of Stanley, the Hugging Cat.

Stanley was a cute and friendly little tabby.  His friendliness was extended to everyone who walked down his sidewalk.  Most anyone could stop out in front of Stanley's house and call his name.  He would come tearing out to the sidewalk, and you could pick him up and he'd give you a hug, little arms outstretched and everything.  That there was some serious cuteness, that was. 

This was ten or fifteen years ago, so I would have to assume that Stanley has moved up to kitty heaven by now.  But he still provides a little slice of joy each time I pass this house and think of him.  I'd like to think I'm not the only one.  Cute.  Seriously Cute.

*My memory tells me that this is the house where Stanley lived, but I could be wrong. It's happened before, and will likely happen again.  Either way, he was a cool kitty, and this is a charming house, so there ya go!


  1. What a sweet house!.BTW what kind of cat was Stanley?

    1. Isn't it? He was a grey tabby. Just a regular kitty to look at, but a very special personality.

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    1. He was something else, that Stanley. :-)


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