Monday, October 29, 2007

The Hemingway Home in Key West

As many of my faithful readers know, I recently went on a trip to Key West. During that trip, I visited Ernest Hemingway's home. Here are some pictures that we took when we were in the home.

Notice the cat, who is The Cat used in much of the marketing literature for the home. He is voice-trained and will readily leap onto Hemingway's bed on command. He is one many of the six-toed cats that roam the property; all of whom are descendants of Hemingway's beloved pet.


The Lazy Iguana said...

What is that spot by the cat's eye?

If that orange cat is a female, it is rare. I remember hearing somewhere that only 1 in 10,000 orange cats is a female. At once point I had 2 orange female kittens, but one found a home down the street. I think. Anyhow, most orange cats are male. Fred is orange and not a girl cat - which would explain why Fred is named Fred.

I am usually too tossed to find Hemmingway's home in Key West.

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Saur♥Kraut said...

It IS a female, I believe! And yeah, I think it's a spot on her, not the camera. I'll pop over!

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

My husband and I went there about 25 years ago.

The cat pack is awesome.

Happy Halloween, Saur.

Three Score and Ten or more said...

Interesting. I have been to the Hemingway home near Sun Valley, Idaho. (Don't remember any cats, but it was impressive.)

The Lazy Iguana said...

You should send the cat photo off to some of these "ghost photo" sites. Claim the spot is Hemmingway's ghost. A small version of it anyway.

The rest of his ghost was visiting his sailboat in Cuba that day.


Ill bet the cat is nice however. It has to be used to people it does not know.

Faith said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos, especially the Cat. :)

Key West is amazing, isn't it?

mckay said...

i'd love to go there someday. the feel of the house is wonderful. i want wood floors in my house!!

Ed Darrell said...

Not that I have a typewriter fetish or anything . . . but did you get any shots of his typewriter there?