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Well-Fed and Wide-Tracked

Well-Fed and Wide-Tracked

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Well-Fed and Wide-Tracked

I like photographing cats.

I also like photographing the feline muscular grace of certain Jaguar automobiles. (*)

Not all cats remind me of Jaguars (or even Mercury Cougars or Buick Wildcats).

And not all cat-named cars remind me of kitties.

But when I recently re-discovered this photo of Oakley, taken some years ago while strolling the
streets of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, I was reminded of another automotive marque entirely.

Car enthusiasts may remember a long-running advertising campaign for GM’s Pontiac Division muscle cars
was “the wide-track Pontiac” which pointed up the car’s wide stance and road hugging performance.

I’m not at all sure if portly Oakley was a speedy high-performance cat. You’d probably have to ask his humans
(as Oakley would now be in Kitty Heaven), or perhaps conduct a survey of Alexandria mousies as to whether
their great-great ancestors terrorized succeeding generations with cautionary tales about the “demon Oakley.”

But I ask you: Is that a wide-track cat or what?

©2016 Steve Ember

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Big Kitty takes in the rays
Big Kitty takes in the rays
Steve Ember

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