The Truth About the Sphinx


Blue Cat’s scribe has been a great many places – one of which is Egypt. While there, he was able to see one of Blue Cat’s favorite monuments, the Great Sphinx, in person. Blue Cat found the pictures from the trip the other day and was very excited, because the Sphinx is supposedly the body of a cat (which is quite exciting when you’re a cat) with the head of a person (some pharaoh – not so exciting when you’re a cat). Here’s what it looks like if you’re one of the three people on the Internet that has never seen the Sphinx:


A classic profile of a cat-like creature – very inspiring to a cat such as Blue Cat. But then Blue Cat learned the awful truth – the Sphinx wasn’t modeled after a cat, but something else entirely. Something sinister in cat-land. This picture tells the story:


Yes – the Sphinx is really modeled after a dog – a dog like Blue Cat’s friend Teddy. Notice the same pose, the same profile, and the same regal manner. Very disappointing.

Except everyone at Blue Cat’s house thinks that Teddy is part cat…

What do you think?

© William P Doyle, Jr  2014  All Rights Reserved



The Scribe and The Sphinx


Blue Cat Finds an Unlikely Friend


Blue Cat got an email the other day challenging him to have his next adventure somewhere in the very heart of his home to explore the “nooks and crannies” of his favorite living spaces. That way he could then explore somewhere new and exciting to learn how precious those homey places are. So Blue Cat went looking for a really cuddly place at home.

He discovered that the warmest and cuddliest place in his house is with his friend Bosco. You might think that Bosco wouldn’t be a good friend for Blue Cat – him being a cat and looking like a  chew toy – but Bosco is very mild mannered and knows a friend from a toy. And he is very warm and cuddly.


Blue Cat and Bosco

Blue Cat likes being with Bosco because he feels safe – Bosco can protect him from many dangers, and his barking will bring more help when needed. It’s a good thing that Blue Cat knows that stereotypes are stupid, or he would have missed out on a good friend.

Blue Cat recommends viewing everyone with a fresh look – who are you eliminating from your life on the mistaken idea that they “aren’t your type?”

And leave him a comment if you have a story like his to tell.

© William P. Doyle, Jr.  2012