There is one more thing I'd like to share with you that I found at that chock-full-of-books estate sale. This 1934 edition of Four Little Kittens.
This adorable children's book, written and photographed by Harry Whittier Frees, tells the story of Buzz, Fuzz, Suzz and Agamemnon, four cats who dress and act a lot like real kids. They go to school, play, do chores, watch movies, and even prepare for their mother's birthday by baking her a catnip cake and catching her a mouse as a gift.
Pretty cute, right? Mr. Frees dedicated the book to his feline models. He also included this note: These unusual photographs of real kittens were made possible only by patient, unfailing kindness on the part of the photographer at all times. Let's hope so. Quite frankly, I'm amazed that cats would tolerate wearing clothes and posing for pictures. Perhaps Harry was actually an expert taxidermist? What do you think?