The Topiary Cat
March 6, 2018 1:14 PM   Subscribe

A+ would prune again
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 1:30 PM on March 6 [6 favorites]

I just finished reading The Shining, so topiary makes me nervous.
But these are beautiful.
posted by MtDewd at 1:43 PM on March 6 [8 favorites]

No Terra Cotta?
posted by clavdivs at 1:46 PM on March 6 [1 favorite]

I just love this, and what a lovely kitty it must be based on. Plus somehow a giant friendly green cat reminds me of Totoro.
posted by mermayd at 2:07 PM on March 6 [3 favorites]

Good kitties!
posted by rmd1023 at 2:42 PM on March 6

i very much enjoyed this. thanks!
posted by misanthropicsarah at 3:01 PM on March 6

/Has odd flashbacks to some kind 0f 80s brit kids TV thing. The Enchanted Castle?
posted by Artw at 3:02 PM on March 6 [1 favorite]

ow, make a topiary litter box.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:33 PM on March 6 [1 favorite]

I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their hedges, or why.
posted by ejs at 4:34 PM on March 6 [12 favorites]

Funny. This is what we call our kitty when she grooms, because she likes to pull her hair out around her tail so that it makes a Sonic the Hedgehog spike shape.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 4:50 PM on March 6 [1 favorite]

Visitors entranced, heh.
posted by Literaryhero at 5:25 PM on March 6 [1 favorite]

I'm old enough to remember the ORIGINAL Top Cat, voiced by Arnold Stang doing a Phil Silvers impression. With a gang of alley cats that included Benny the Ball, Choo-Choo, Fancy-Fancy, Spook and Brain (the last two voiced by an actor appropriately named Leo DeLyon). And with NYPD Officer Dibble as the urban equivalent of Yogi Bear's Ranger Smith. Serious animated nostalgia from when I was 6 years old and my parents let me stay up an extra half hour when a prime-time cartoon was on. Now, what's this about topiary?
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:50 PM on March 6 [1 favorite]

Topiary Cat is watching you cultivate
posted by flabdablet at 2:26 AM on March 7 [4 favorites]

What, no mention of the real life Topiary Cat? He can be met in the Belfast (Cat) Castle Garden.
posted by Vesihiisi at 3:46 AM on March 7 [1 favorite]

There's a (sort of) topiary cat just down the road from where I live, Whittington Park (second picture down). A little further up the same hill is Whittington Hospital (perhaps the only hospital named after a pantomine character) , which has a cat as its logo, and a statue of Dick Whittington's cat on a milestone.

Basically, the local authorities just took that cat and ran with it.
posted by Fuchsoid at 6:44 AM on March 7 [1 favorite]

Fuchsoid: You're just cementing my opinion that what the world needs is a global database / map of cat-themed public art.
posted by Vesihiisi at 9:55 AM on March 7 [2 favorites]

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