A cat museum? I’d never thought of one, but after reading my mail today I think this country is in great need of one. Did you know that Japan, Russia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Great Britain, and the Netherlands all have cat museums? So do some other countries, but not the United States. Japan has two, both housing original Maneki Neko artwork — the Japanese cat who beckons good luck and happiness to you. I have one of those happy cats under my computer and it makes me smile every time I see it.
Other countries have collections of artwork or stage art shows about cats, but the U.S. doesn’t have a single one. Harold Sims, a fellow member of the Cat Writers Association, would like to change that. He has a vision of a cat museum, a location in mind, and some ideas he’s already working on, but he’d like input and help. If you’ve always wanted to help create something from the ground floor, or if you’ve got a bunch of cash lying around that needs a good use, you can write Harold at Catman2, P.O. Box 2344, Cullowhee, NC 287823, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and offer your help. We don’t want to end up the only country in the world without a cat museum!