24 Jul 2014


Years ago I worked in Waterloo in an American Merchandising company. One evening when I drove home I had to stop at a traffic light. I felt that somebody was starring at me. I turned my head to see who it was and ....

it was not a man or a woman but a Jaguar !

He was sitting in an open sports car and looked at me. He just was beautiful. He wore a red collar with sparkling diamonds. I will never know if the diamonds were real or if it was another stone, but still the effect was the same and considering the car and the one who owned it together with a living Jaguar must have been without any doubt very wealthy.

I don't know who was driving the car, probably a fat bald oldie, that's usually the kind of sport car owners, unless it belonged to the son. Anyway the Jaguar and I looked at each other and I even got the feeling that he smiled,  which is completely ridiculous as even my cats never smiled to me ! When the traffic light went green and the Jaguar in the car disappeared in a roaring noise, I forgot to drive until somebody horned behind me and I woke up !

I will never forget this beautiful face it is graved in my memories. So it was easy for me to find adequate pictures on internet and did a little montage.

Jenny Matlock
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diane b said...

An amazing recount. No wonder you didn't move off immediately. A draw dropping experience.

Linens and Royals said...

An incredible happening but a bit sad for the Jaguar? He should be roaming the jungle and I wonder why he didn't jump out and run away.
Or am I being a bit envious because I don't have sparkling diamonds, a sports car or a Jaguar.

Dominique Goh said...

That's a very interesting recount. Whao. must be a really exotic pet of the rich.

Jo said...

OOOH MYYYY WOOOOOORRRD! I am so impressed that you saw this beautiful animal. A cat, and all! Yes, I'm sure it smiled at you. Remember in the 50's and 60's when it was the rage all over the world,to have exotic and savage pets. The African royalty was great on this. Think Haille Selassie and his lions all over the palace gardens. And to think you saw one in the street! Good on you. Jo

EG CameraGirl said...

What a one-of-a-kind experience!

carol l mckenna said...

What an experience and great photos for J ~ a real Jaguar ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Anonymous said...

Wow! That certainly would be a traffic-stopping sight. Love all the amazing adventures you've shared through Alphabe-Thursday.

Anonymous said...

I probably would have had an accident staring at this phenomenon.
The jaguar needs to be in its natural habitat, not in a Jaguar. Looks like an ad promo for the car.
Maybe the jaguar ate the advertising executive. Hey, there's a whole new story line.

Anonymous said...

Not something one sees every day. Maybe not in a lifetime! That would take one by surprise, most definitely.

storybeader said...

that is really too much! And is that your photo? I wonder how many people reach out to bet it... Not me. No way! {:-D

Wandering Wren said...

Fabulous tale to tell or should I say tail to tell?!!
I'm impressed with your montage too :)
Happy Sunday
Wren x

Jenny said...

I'm glad the jaguar was seat-belted in and couldn't jump on you!

What a neat story!

This made me smile!

Thanks for sharing it!