Monday, May 4, 2009

Beirut Balcony Baby



"A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” Groucho Marx

I have silly-sickness. And I'll be having a cracked tooth "diagnosed" late today & I'm a-feared. Don't hate me because I've never had a cavity. I had my wisdom teeth out (no cracks!) & that's it. I keep thinking of Marx Brothers lines like.."get your tootsie-frootsie ice-cream..." But instead of ice cream, here are two darling photographs of Merlin. He was born in Beirut (where these were taken years ago) & rescued from street urchins who knew nothing but war. He grew up & ruled a small kingdom in Washington, DC. Clearly, Merlin resembles Groucho. No matter what he looked like, I was vetoed roundly & soundly (except for one dissent) on name choice. Since I was not the guardian, I didn't get to choose. Still, every time someone new was introduced to (the Imperious) Merlin, "Oh he looks like...." No matter their state of origin, gender, religion, creed, etc. I still think that's funny.

[Groucho in a scene from A Night in Casablanca/LIFE archives/Bob Landry/1946]

3 comments:

Tina Tarnoff said...

So cute!

I've tagged you on my blog - hope you won't mind! It's a quick and fun one! xoxo

The Clever Pup said...

Brickie, Tina Tarnoff has tagged you!!

giulia said...

Huh? Groggy & I've been awake since...5am? Some more coffee & walnuts w/honey (cheap Greek pick-me-up) & be back (or over)...