The Cat in the Plait


From a series of very large 40 x 30 ins. Fantasy Animal drawings in ink.

The Cat in the Plait

A witch in a hat had a cat in a plait
Who wandered all over the house
He crept up the stairs and leaped over chairs
In search of a juicy mouse.
On one of his jaunts, in one of her haunts
The cat saw a beautiful fish
A – hangin’ around, way high above ground
It looked like a tasty dish.
A sight to behold, its colours so bold,
The cat was enthralled by the vision,
There dangled some cheese, and a mouse if you please!
Oh no! What an awful decision
He now had to choose and both he could lose
Deciding on which he would pounce.
A mouse or a fish would both be delish
But which was the best ounce for ounce?
Enjoying the scene, a bird that was green
Was watching in anticipation
With string in its beak, it couldn’t much speak,
But would soon thwart the cat’s delectation!
The mouse will be spared from being ensnared
As soon as the bird takes flight
They’ll fly off together whatever the weather
Escaping the cat’s hungry bite.
And the fish? Oh the fish! That beautiful fish
Will hang there, despite the cat’s caper
Its cheek still aglow and the net down below
Are made out of Japanese paper!
And the cat? Well the cat still wears the fat plait
And lives with the witch to this day
He still roams the house in search of a mouse
And sometimes a fish comes his way…
Courtesy of the witch of course!

Copyright: Marian Fannon Christian

The Cat in the Plait Limited Edition of 150 Prints – signed and numbered by the artist.

Available sizes 16 x 12 ins. and  20 x 16 ins.  Will fit straight into standard size frames. No need for a mount.
Accompanied by a signed poem written by the artist.
Professionally printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper by a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild using cutting-edge Epson HDX Ultrachrome archival pigment inks, guaranteeing you the most beautiful and stunning print quality.
Sent by Special Delivery/International Signed For.