Archive for June 12th, 2014

Introducing final book cat from Cambridge – Melisande!

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Wants more books … and more lovin’

Deborah Lowther, bursar of Girton College at the University of Cambridge, offered this intimate bedtime photo to show her cat’s fondness for books and her husband, Cambridge’s retired corporate attorney, John Short.

The book at hand: Alain de Botton‘s More About Sex. “We believe in giving our cats a good grounding in the facts of life,” said Deborah firmly.

Deborah only learned the title of the book when she had enlarged the photo. “I don’t know whether he found what he was looking for,” she said wistfully. But we suspect we know what Melisande was looking for – a threesome. With cats seek out humans, it’s always the more the merrier. Deborah might also try titles that are likely to keep a cat’s attention – To Kill a Mockingbird, for example, is a perennial favorite, although many felines are disappointed there aren’t more instructions. And more illustrations.

The affinity of cats for Girton life is no surprise. We wrote about Girton feline Buster during our visit several years ago here.

And how is Buster doing nowadays? According to Deborah, “Still running the College!” It’s in good hands, then…or rather, paws.


Buster still rules. Now and forever.