The prompt this week...includes sitting on stairs, pets, kids, lassoes.
1916, Alberta, Canada
I have a few photos of family members sitting on the stairs.
1946. Letellier, Manitoba, Canada. My dad, grandfather, me, cousin Maurice
1947. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Me and my cat.
As I looked at this picture of Sandy and me, I realized that 1947 was a huge year for cat owners everywhere. Little did we know what was to come........
Bloomberg released a list this past week of disruptive inventions which have changed our lives. Included on the list side by side with cell phone technology and the internet, was Kitty Litter. Sandy, my cat, looks pretty content in this photo but as I recall she had to go outside in the snow and cold to pee. We had a stinky sand box in the basement Sandy would use in a pinch and which everyone hated scooping out and changing. 1947, the year of this photo, everything changed - for cats and for cat owners. With an odor-free litter box in the house, cats (sadly Sandy didn't live long enough to enjoy the new technology) could stay indoors and live compatibly with their owners. The biggest barrier to cat ownership was broken down for good.
Here's the story from Bloomberg Business Week, Dec. 4th, 2014.