A Helmi Flick cat picture.
Salvador Dali had an outrageous moustache in later life. This cute seal pointed Persian (called a Himalayan cat in America) has whiskers that remind me of Dali’s moustache. That might sound odd but each to their own, I say. Or in France, chacun son truc.
Here is a picture of Dali to show why I think of Dali when I look at this Helmi Flick picture.
Also, I seems that, subconsciously, I am thinking of the wide eyed expression of Dali. I must have seen this photograph some time ago. And I feel very fortunate to have found the picture (on Wikipedia – thank you and thanks to the deed of gift from New York World-Telegram & Sun) and that it can be used on this site, which is highly appropriate because not only do we see the famous upturned moustache, we also see the wide eyes and a cat!
This cat in the Dali photo is an ocelot, a species of small wild cat. Ocelots can be tamed and I suspect that this particular cat was a pet belonging to Dali. That would make sense. He was a bit extravagant.
On the realist side, the ocelot is a cat with a glorious coat, as good looking as the most desirable Dali surrealist painting, which has resulted in the inevitable: commercialisation of the ocelot’s skin. I hate that. I like the pictures, though.