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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Famous Folks' Felines #3




He began each day sitting in the back yard reading the
morning paper, accompanied by the family cat, Dancer, on a leash.



 And he had a cat that stayed with him in his Manhattan 
town house, shown here as he got ready for work!


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"And that's the way it is!"

Walter Cronkite
American broadcast journalist
1918-2009




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    1. On a leash might be fun
      But the cat would make that done
      Would chew through in no time flat
      And screwing everyone up with and early post at your mat
      But works for me
      As I beat Gloria and Martha and all else you see hahaha

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    2. I saw you lurking
      and knew you'd soon be talking. ha
      Yep, a little early today
      with the post at my bay.
      Don't have a cat either
      that would agree to be a leasher
      or leashee
      whichever it may be.
      lol.

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    3. Seems none like the leash one bit
      I guess the mutt is to blame because of it

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    4. Im later because Im out at my mom home
      pffft! You arrive first
      But tomorrow is an other day:)

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    5. Excuses Excuses
      It will not stop the cat's abuses

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  2. I like that he has cat food in his dressing room. Very dedicated cat lover.
    We tried to put a leash on one of our cats, so he could go outside with us. He really didn't like it : )

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    1. A leash would be nice if they liked it. I guess you'd have to start them out very young with it. I have a friend that puts a leash on their rabbit and he goes places with them...football games, etc! And he loves it! And people love the rabbit, too! Nugget would die. lol...

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  3. It is quite sweet to know he was a cat person.

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  4. Oh I'm glad to see Mr. Cronkite with his cat. So up close and personal. Betsy, this is such a fun thing you are doing. Can't wait to see who is next~~

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    1. I loved these photos...and if you click on the 'source' you can see several more candid shots of him (not with a cat) that are funny and cute.

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  5. what a wonderful post!, a soft gentle side to a some what serious man,

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    1. isn't it cute? I was happy to find this!

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  6. they just dont do news like that anymore...and i dont think my cat would take well to a leash...smiles.

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    1. He was the ONLY news when I was a kid. :)

      I hear you about the leash. ha.

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    1. thanks, Gloria. He gave the evening news on TV when I was young. :)

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    2. You are for ever young :)lol

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    3. it's the fountain of youth. lol... Pat and I found it. Really, though, we should sell drops of it. He's always trying to find ways to make money. :)

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  8. I always thought he was very handsome...very masculine...
    I especially remember when they [USA] landed on the moon...he was reporting...
    my boyfriend [same one]and I were driving home from my family's cottage up north...I think I was 19...
    When we heard him on the radio...thanks for the memories...

    Hope you are feeling better...

    Hugs and Cheers
    Linda :o)

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  9. They don't make newsmen like him anymore...I love a man that loves cats! He came to Salt Lake City, Ut. and did a big program with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir!

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    1. No, they really don't. The closest I know of is Brit Hume.

      What a fun memory you have of Mr. Cronkite coming to Salt Lake City! :)

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  10. Hope you feel better soon, Betsy!

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    1. thank you! I already feel much better today...I did all the cold rememdies I know of yesterday! ha.

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  11. I wonder how many apartment dwelling cats there are in NY City? My friend Judy Lane and her husband Danny Hauben have 2 "cat children". Canvas even made it into one of the paintings Danny did for the Bronx Community College. Now he's famous too. :)

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    1. I'm sure it's the pet of choice...you don't want to have to take a dog out to go potty if you live in a high rise! It would be interesting to know the number! Canvas is a cute name for the cat of a painter! How clever! :)

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  12. I love this. Great post concept. I must have missed the first two. Loved Cronkite too. He really was "the most trusted man in America".

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    1. I came across several and thought it would be a fun series! Lots of men, too, which I loved. Yep, Cronkite was the best!

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  13. Hope you feel better of your throat sore betsy!

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    1. thank you! I'm so much better already! yesterday I was really sick but today much better!

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  14. I loved this! It made a bit nostalgic, remembering how the news used to be and what a pro he was.

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  15. I loved Walter's broadcasts!!

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    1. back in the day of black and white...three channels...and the evening news was all there was! In other words, the good ol' days. ha.

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  16. Who knew? A kindred spirit for you, Betsy!! ;) blessings ~ tanna

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    1. I know! I'm having such a good time being surprised at the ones I find! So fun!

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  17. Always fascinating to see a different side of such an iconic person in our history.

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    1. Me, too! Very interesting and run...just real people we all feel like we know!

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