In The Cat Inside William Burroughs paid a great compliment to his favorite animals:
“My relationships with my cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance.”
Now, isn’t that a true thing? That our relationship with animals can have such a benevolent influence. I’m spending the week looking after a friend’s dog (a cute, wee strawberry-blonde, Lakeland Terrier), who has, over the years, taught me much about myself, for which I will always be grateful.
In thanks for that, here is a small selection of some interesting people and their lovely animal companions.
James Dean and his cat, Marcus, a gift from Elizabeth Taylor, who took custody of Marcus after Dean’s death.
Frank Sinatra and Ringo.
More animal pics, after the jump…