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Edgar Allan Poe's Cats

In real life, Poe and Virginia had a cat named Catterina. She must have been a real cutie-pie!!!  Still, it has always been assumed that Poe's cat was black although some now believe that she was a tortoise shell kitty!

Whatever the case, she might not have looked like this one scooting along, but Poe would have most certainly approved!

Pluto - this was the cat's name - was my favorite pet and playmate. I alone fed him, and he attended me wherever I went about the house. It was even with difficulty that I could prevent him from following me throught the streets. (excerpt from The Black Cat)

Famous Cats

     The Stray Cats
                  Stray Cat Strut Guitar Tab!

    (you should be hearing the midifile in the background - if not, click here)

    BTW -- The House of Usher is a big Brian Setzer fan!!!

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