Thursday, January 10, 2013

Day 10: Balance Has Been Restored to the World

Last night my friend, who I am staying with, decided that her cat needed a title.  Her dog had the title of Sheriff, so it did seem appropriate.

I was inspired by the Up to Speed episode on San Francisco, which I watched a few days ago, to name him after Joshua A. Norton.  Norton appointed himself Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, in 1859.  He also made several proclamations as Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I.  I feel ashamed that I'd never before heard about Norton, having grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area.  But the connection between him and the Emperor of San Francisco in Christopher Moore's book, A Dirty Job, has forever imprinted his story on my brain.  And Moore wasn't the first to take inspiration from this highly eccentric individual (among others, Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson based characters on him).

And thus, I present his Imperial Majesty Emperor Dunloe I:
Now he just needs to fill out an application, to make it official.


  1. He is beautiful! My cats end up with lots of titles/nicknames. And they know all their names! :)

    I'm visiting from NaBloPoMo.

  2. Thanks for the visit! Dunloe is quite gorgeous, I agree. And he looks so regal in that photo. Regal and owly.

  3. He is sweet! Nice photo! I'm visiting from NaBloPoMo


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