Special Friday Comic Strip: Life with Prince Pangur Ban the Fluffy


We have something a little different for you today. The adorable kitty above is Pangur Ban. I recently did a nutritional consultation for him and his human. Pangur Ban was itchy and had a sensitive tummy. Nothing his veterinarian had recommended was working, so his human asked for my advice. I’m happy to say that Pangur Ban is doing much better on a novel protein diet: his itching has improved dramatically, and his stools have normalized as well.

Pangur Ban’s human, Holly Golightly, is a cartoon artist. She created this cartoon for us, and graciously allowed me to share it here. Is this cool or what!


Holly Golightly grew up in New York City and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in Acting. Navigating careers in Education, Fashion Design and Children’s Entertainment, Holly finally followed her Bliss into Comic Books.  She has worked on many well known characters, some of which are Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Cheryl Blossom, Josie & the Pussycats , Betty& Veronica and Cosmo Girl. Currently residing in PA with her True Love, Husband Jim Balent, and kitty Pangur Ban, she is VP to his company, BroadSword Comics as well as colourist on Tarot, Witch of the Black Rose and creator of her own projects, VAMPFIRE, School Bites, which is now a webcomic and Fears & Ears, a travel guide for the Goth & Geeky. Please visit http://www.schoolbites.net to see more of Holly’s work.

Photo of Pangur ©Holly Golightly, used with permission.

9 Comments on Special Friday Comic Strip: Life with Prince Pangur Ban the Fluffy

  1. Caren Gittleman
    September 27, 2013 at 3:04 pm (7 years ago)

    oh this was great! What fun and what a special honor!

    • Ingrid
      September 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm (7 years ago)

      It’s definitely the coolest “thank you card” I ever got, Caren!

  2. Lynda
    September 27, 2013 at 7:49 am (7 years ago)

    How fun! I’ve never come across this before and it is instantly a favorite! Thanks for sharing.

    • Ingrid
      September 27, 2013 at 6:38 pm (7 years ago)

      Isn’t it awesome, Lynda!

  3. Holly G!
    September 27, 2013 at 7:03 am (7 years ago)

    Thank you from Pangur’s Human!
    He’s happy less itchy and his poo is no longer nuclear !
    We named him after the animated film the secret of the Kells- which did use the poem as inspiration .
    Though Pangur poo has never seen a mouse and would probably pull a Scooby Doo if he does!
    Hope to see you at the con Bernie!
    Purrs&Pats y’all!

    See you in the comic pages!

  4. Bernadette
    September 27, 2013 at 6:42 am (7 years ago)

    Totally cool! I go to Comicon in Pittsburgh each year and this year I’ll have someone special to say hello to!

    • Ingrid
      September 27, 2013 at 6:46 am (7 years ago)

      Oh, that is so cool that you’ll get to meet Holly and Jim, Bernadette! What a small world this internet world is.

  5. Diana Birchall
    September 27, 2013 at 6:27 am (7 years ago)

    Pangur Ban is a wonderful name for a cat, and the lovely kitty in the picture is a worthy namesake! I love the Pangur Ban poem, written by a 9th century Irish monk. If you haven’t read it, enjoy:

    I and Pangur Ban my cat,
    ‘Tis a like task we are at:
    Hunting mice is his delight,
    Hunting words I sit all night.

    Better far than praise of men
    ‘Tis to sit with book and pen;
    Pangur bears me no ill-will,
    He too plies his simple skill.

    ‘Tis a merry task to see
    At our tasks how glad are we,
    When at home we sit and find
    Entertainment to our mind.

    Oftentimes a mouse will stray
    In the hero Pangur’s way;
    Oftentimes my keen thought set
    Takes a meaning in its net.

    ‘Gainst the wall he sets his eye
    Full and fierce and sharp and sly;
    ‘Gainst the wall of knowledge I
    All my little wisdom try.

    When a mouse darts from its den,
    O how glad is Pangur then!
    O what gladness do I prove
    When I solve the doubts I love!

    So in peace our task we ply,
    Pangur Ban, my cat, and I;
    In our arts we find our bliss,
    I have mine and he has his.

    Practice every day has made
    Pangur perfect in his trade;
    I get wisdom day and night
    Turning darkness into light.

    • Ingrid
      September 27, 2013 at 6:46 am (7 years ago)

      Thank you for sharing the poem, Diana! Holly told me about the origin of Pangur Ban’s name, but I had not seen the poem.


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