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So Much for Landing on Our Feet

land on your feet during tough times

Sometimes things just fall into place.

This cartoon came courtesy of my cat, Gillespie. She’s a full-figured feline who, like most of her species, likes to find as high a place as she can to rest and survey her domain.

One day, snoozing on top of a bookcase, her girth and gravity apparently teamed up on her, and she awkwardly slid off butt first. But, being a cat, she righted herself midair, landed on all fours and walked away smugly with an air of purpose.

All of which reminded me of the old “cats always land on their feet,” which, combined with the idiom “land on your feet,” led to this poor little kitty’s current situation.

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Mark Anderson, professional cartoonist

About the Author: Mark Anderson’s cartoons appear in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. Anderson is the creator of the popular cartoon website, Andertoons.com [1], where he licenses his cartoons for presentations, newsletters and other projects. He blogs at Andertoons cartoon blog.