kittenowlFum (the cat) and Gebra (the owl) are best friends, and they are inseparable even though one of them can fly and the other one cannot. Fum means 'smoke' in Catalan and Gebra means 'frost'. Look at them hanging out all nonchalantly on that stone wall. They look like the embodiment of autumn and Halloween. Maybe Miyazaki will animate them into his next film as the two wise onlookers helping an intrepid young child save the world from evil. Here's hoping.


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The Owl and the Pussycat, by Edward Lear 



The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea

In a beautiful pea green boat,

They took some honey, and plenty of money,

Wrapped up in a five pound note.

The Owl looked up to the stars above,

And sang to a small guitar,

'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,

What a beautiful Pussy you are,

You are,

You are!

What a beautiful Pussy you are!'



Pussy said to the Owl, 'You elegant fowl!

How charmingly sweet you sing!

O let us be married! too long we have tarried:

But what shall we do for a ring?'

They sailed away, for a year and a day,

To the land where the Bong-tree grows

And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood

With a ring at the end of his nose,

His nose,

His nose,

With a ring at the end of his nose.



'Dear pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling

Your ring?' Said the Piggy, 'I will.'

So they took it away, and were married next day

By the Turkey who lives on the hill.

They dined on mince, and slices of quince,

Which they ate with a runcible spoon;

And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,

They danced by the light of the moon,

The moon,

The moon,

They danced by the light of the moon.

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