Sunday, May 11, 2008

Yes We Can...

...Jump on counter tops.

The Magna Carta



It's a little known fact that it's written in the Magna Carta, article VII, Section a.3 -- Cats SHALL BE ALLOWED TO JUMP ON COUNTER TOPS. See below:

a.1 We shall entirey remove from their bailwicks the relatives of Gerard de Athyes, so that they shall henceforth have no bailwick in England: Engelard de Cygnes, Andrew Peter and Gyon de Chanceles, Gyon de Cygnes, Geoffrey de Martin and his brothers, Philip Mark and his brothers, and Geoffrey his nephew, and the whole following of them.

a.2 We shall straightway return the son of Llewelin and all the Welsh hostages, and the charters delivered to us as surety for the peace.

a.3 CATS SHALL BE ALLOWED TO JUMP ON COUNTER TOPS OF ANY HOUSE THAT IS THEIR DOMICILE (and even those that are not their domicile.)


Here's the CAT COAT OF ARMS taken from the Magna Carta...



Note the likeness:



Perhaps all of you American kitties should take a page out of the British history books and lobby your senators and congresspeople for a similar law. I'm just sayin'.

17 comments:

Parker said...

HaHaHa!
I'm showing this to Mommy!

Honey P. Sunshine said...

Happy Mothers Day to your mommakitty

Julia said...

Ah! I see you Pearl, aren't you cute? No doubt a kitty such as yourself was captured in likeness for that coat of arms.

Look at you! Up on your lady-cat toes for a snoop 'round the counter, attempting to snuffle out where the butter is, no doubt! I love your little skull-cap, too. You are a gorgeous little cat, Pearl.

xoxo
Cricket of Celtic Ridge Crescent (sigh)

Fat Eric said...

Nice pictures Pearl. Found any more good food up there lately? My mum and dad went to Salisbury Cathedral the other week and saw a copy of the Magna Carta behind glass.

Daisy said...

Good detective work, Pearl.

I demand countertops for all cats! Countertops for all cats!

see you there! said...

Ooohhh that GOOD Pearl! It does look like you were the model for tha sheild too.

My humans get all FUSSED when anyone mentions politicians around here. The very air turns blue. YIKES! Don'dare bring them up. Not even for counter access.

Eclipse

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to your mommy!

Boy said...

Definitewy, Pearl! All beans should go and wead up on the waw!

PB & J said...

Oh Princess Pearl, this is exactly what I needed - now Mommy has to let me (oh and Jake too, I suppose) on the counters!

Pearl

Princess said...

Yeah... I think you have something here.....

Then again... we have been walking all over the counter tops for yeeeeeears.

dinahmow said...

OK, so you've unearthed an ancient edict. Well done, but we jump up where and when we choose.(Of course, we usually get shoved off and growled at...)

Eric and Flynn said...

Why would there be counter tops if they weren't furr cats to walk on? Well done on finding out that law.

the dragonfly said...

Ha!

Please don't share this information with my kitties. They are good girls who stay off the counter tops, and I'd like them to stay that way.

But good for you!! :)

Ariel said...

Lol...I'm so showing this to my
mom :)

Lux said...

Good idea, Pearl!

Professor J said...

Brilliant! I had no idea the Magna Carta had that clause!

Ricë said...

love this!