There are few things in life more heartwarming than
to be welcomed by a cat. -Tay Hohoff
A cat isn't fussy - just so long as you remember he
likes his milk in the shallow, rose-patterned saucer and his fish on the blue plate. From which he will take it, and eat it
off the floor. - - - Arthur Bridges
"There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast."
When I play with my cat, how do I know that she is not passing time with me rather than I with her? -- Montaigne
"No amount of time can erase the memory of a
good cat, and no amount of masking tape can
remove his fur from your couch."
- Leo Dworken
"A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution."
- Hazel Nicholson
"The cat could very well be man's best friend but
would never stoop to admitting it."
"A man has to work so hard so that something of his
personality stays alive. A tomcat has it so
has only to spray and his presence is there for years
on rainy days." - Albert Einstein
"If a cat spoke, it would say things like, 'Hey, I
don't see the problem here.'"
- Roy Blount,
"Cats are notoriously sore losers. Coming in second
best, especially to someone as poorly coordinated
a human being, grates their sensibility."
- Stephen Baker
"It's very hard to be polite if you're a cat."
And, the world, according to Morris.....
"People make great companions for cats because they
practically take care of themselves. All a cat
to do is purr and rub against their legs every now
and then and they're content. I get such a kick
watching humans play, too - when they're running
around in the morning late for work, when they're
stacks of bills."
A pygmy lion
Who loves mice,
And patronizes human beings."
In his castle
He is king
And I his vassal."
- Mildred R. Howland
"Looking at a cat, like looking at clouds or stars
or the ocean, makes it difficult to believe there
nothing miraculous in this world."
- Leonard Michaels
For the record, we all like men just as much as we
like kittens. We even recognize that in certain
men are far superior. But while we'll
accept baldness, bad table manners, even temporary
sexual dysfunction, negative
vibes towards cats get
a new man quickly crossed off our list."
- Cathryn Jakobson
"You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends
with strange cats." - Colonial American Proverb
"A cat sleeps fat, yet walks thin."
- Fred Schwab
"A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is
restful just to see him." - William Lyon Phelps
"Slowly, with a look of intense concentration, he got
up and advanced on me, put out a front paw,
and stoked my cheek as I used to stroke his chops. A human caress from a cat. I felt very meager and ill-educated that I could
- Sylvia Townsend Warner
"There is no 'cat language.' Painful as it is for us to
admit, they don't need one!"
- Barbara Holland
"Two cats can live as cheaply as one, and their owner has twice as much fun."
- Lloyd Alexander
Cats instinctively know the precise moment their owners will awaken ... then they
awaken them ten minutes sooner."
- Jim Davis
--"With my cat, I don't need an alarm clock. I just
wish I could figure out how to turn her off on the
--"The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath."
- W. C. Fields
--"Cats whiskers are so sensitive, they can find their way through the narrowest crack in a broken heart."
"Cats don't bark and act brave when they see something small in fur or feathers - they kill it. Dogs tend
to bravado. They're braggarts. In the great evolutionary drama, the dog is Sergeant Bilko, the cat is Rambo."
"A dog is like a liberal. He wants to please everybody.
A cat doesn't need to know that everybody
- William Kunstler
"To kill a cat brings seventeen years of bad luck."
- Superstition from Ireland
"Those who dislike cats will be carried to the cemetery in the rain."
- Superstition from Ireland and Holland
"The smart cat doesn't let on that he is."
- St. George Mivart
--A STORY OF THE TABBY'S MARKINGS:
Here is a story told on the radio by Paul Harvey many years
ago. These might not be his exact words, but here's
When Jesus was born in the stable in Bethlehem, one of
the animals there was a dusty little tabby cat.
It was cold in the stable, and the baby started to cry.
The little tabby cat washed and washed and washed until
his coat was clean and shiny, and then jumped into the
manger and lay down next to little Jesus and began to
He was so warm, and his purr so soothing, that
soon the baby had gone to sleep.
Mary wanted to thank the cat, so she drew her initial on
his head with her fingertip. And from that day to this,
every tabby cat has worn a letter "M" above its eyes -
the mark of the grateful Virgin."