Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mary's Brush with History --- well, Sunny's Brush with History

Background: Mary grew up in State College, PA, home of Penn State... home of the Nittany Lions.

And now, Mary says:

This picture was used for one of Penn State's most popular post cards.  The kitten was our cat Sunny.  My dad's cousin Francis was somehow involved with the building of the iconic lion statue and that's the connection that got Sunny famous.


Barbara said...

What a great picture! I see why Sunny became famous.

mary said...

The story is the photographer rubber tuna oil on the statue's cheek to get Sunny to "kiss" it.

Barbara said...

I will try to remember that trick the next time I try to get one of my cats to pose.