West Seattle cat sighting, but this one’s no serval


Seen along Admiral (between the Hanford and City View signs on the east side of the street). Thanks to Jerry from JetCityOrange for the photo.

19 Replies to "West Seattle cat sighting, but this one's no serval"

  • Jo January 25, 2008 (8:59 am)

    I love this painting. It brings a smile every time we go by.
    Anyone know who did it?

  • RobertSeattle January 25, 2008 (9:02 am)

    Hint to cellphone company: those “evergreen” trees have been DEAD since last summer!

  • I Heart Jiggers January 25, 2008 (9:22 am)

    Crimeney. A dehydrated blue cat watching over the Admiral Way Used Car Lot. So sad.

  • TomA January 25, 2008 (9:30 am)

    Two more cat sightings in Schmitz Park Preserve:

  • KatherineL January 25, 2008 (10:27 am)

    This cat would look great someplace where there are a lot of buildings and hard edges. In its present spot, it’s obtrusive and ugly, especially the color. It’s in a mostly wooded area with a spectacular view over the Sound and South Seattle between the trees. The predominant colors are brown and green, the predominant lines are vertical. Then there’s this blaringly blue horizontal blob.

    I like cats. I like pictures of cats. I admire pictures of Russian Blues. I don’t like this caricature.

  • Jenny January 25, 2008 (11:57 am)

    What a brilliant tactic for a graffiti artist! Who could bring themselves to strip off a huge painting of a cat?

  • Jo January 25, 2008 (11:59 am)

    Tom A: Are the two more cat sightings you mentioned above in Schmitz Park the same as this one?
    I don’t care what any of you guys above think.
    I looooooove this cat.
    I think it’s rather a lesson in “Don’t take yourself so da_n seriously.”

  • Aim January 25, 2008 (3:04 pm)

    I also love this cat!! Good grafitti art is a rarity, and should be cheered. It’s a whole lot better than a set of tags, and most of the folks who do grafitti will respect the artist of a good piece, and not tag on top of it.

  • BobLoblaw January 25, 2008 (4:43 pm)

    I get to see this cat every day on the way to pick up the Litle Loblaws. I see it because I am traveling 30 mph on that street instead of 55.

    Ahhh, the joys of recalling threads of days gone by …

  • I Heart Jiggers January 25, 2008 (4:50 pm)

    Maybe a cat painted on Admiral Way pavement would help slow speeders – you know, done in #D the way some chalk artists do? Hooray and thank you to Loblaw for not driving like an ass late for a date in hell. The neighborhood aprecaites you!

  • BobLoblaw January 25, 2008 (6:04 pm)

    Happy to do it. And I know karma (car-ma?) will catch up with those who zip past me.

  • Mac January 25, 2008 (7:31 pm)


    This was taken in Schmitz Park, just under Admiral as it passes over the park. Search my flickr site for graffiti and you’ll see some other work.

  • Barbara January 25, 2008 (8:32 pm)

    I see this cat every single day since I live very close to it, and I love it, it’s a wonderful burst of color.

  • Shawn January 25, 2008 (10:35 pm)

    The artist’s name is Dye, and all I really know about him is he was once a pro snowboarder.

  • acemotel January 25, 2008 (11:56 pm)

    Very cool urban art! love it.

  • TheVelvetBulldog January 26, 2008 (7:57 am)

    I love big blue kitty! I cheered when I saw that someone covered the ridiculous tagging with it. But yeah, the dead trees have got to go!!

  • charlabob January 26, 2008 (10:31 am)

    I love blue kitty too. In fact, if I had any talent I’d paint something like it on my side of a fence (is my side of a fence my property?) Treasure our uniqueness.

  • BobLoblaw January 26, 2008 (9:04 pm)

    Who does the paintings that look like a sock puppet? I love those ones!

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