17 July 2014

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Beginning with an old Pictish stone and this old Pict









And this may look like a pussy cat but it's actually a "Scottish Wild Cat". Try to tickle under its chin and it would have had your fingers for dinner (a bit like many a Scottish Wild Woman, actually)

8 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Some stunning views looking up. And I suspect that one could tickle that particular Wild Cat with impunity. Do its cousins still exist?

John Gray said...

I shall forgive the facet you called me " a lump"
And tell you I enjoyed the pics

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

But I didn't call you a "lump" John, I merely speculated that may be part of what your dear dog was thinking. I am not responsible for how a dog thinks, and you are indeed a bigger lump than most dogs, as am I.

There are indeed Scottish Wild Cats still Sue, but I am not sure what if any interbreeding with feral pussy cats goes on.

susan said...

Looks like you had a good time in the gallery.. and I thought old Picts were extinct. The specimen photographed here looks well enough.

Claude said...

Magnificent!

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Extinct Susan? I am pretty sure much of my DNA has been passed down through Pictish people.

I am glad you enjoyed your visit Claude.

CherryPie said...

I am just wondering if the Old Pict was part of the exhibit...

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

I would need to be paid to stand there for long as a living Pict Cherie, so it was just a fleeting appearance that only a few were lucky to witness, but then more Pictish genes soon walked by, I'm sure.