Don’t let what I’m calling this Harrison Weir (1824-1906) cat drawing fool you. It’s yet another wonderful example of his love for cats. This simple cat drawing is one of many which he included in his 1892 book Our Cats and All About Them.
Anyone who has ever shared their home with cats has probably seen them in this position. It always made me wonder how, even when asleep, their heads stayed up. Eventually, the would settle in and stretch their necks and lay their head on the bed or floor. This was also our one cat’s “don’t touch me pose.” It protected her tail, feet and belly from being touched by us mere humans. Her head and chin conveniently remained available for stroking.
I’ve put this simple cat drawing on a white background for you to make it easier to add to your own projects.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.