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Gratitude Friday...cats

A short and sweet note of gratitude today...I am grateful for cats.

The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry.
~French Proverb

These wonderful little creatures bring such joy and comfort into our lives (along with furballs and clawed up furniture and constant demands to be let in-and-out and in-and-out!) There is something inexplicably soothing about the presence of a cat. Their individual personalities are a source of amusement (or should I say bemusement?!), wonder and delight.

Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.
~Pam Brown

Here is our regal Winston, who has laid claim to my pretty butterfly rug:
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And when our feline friends lean into our arms and grace us with purring...ah, whose heart is not flooded with warmth and love?

Are we really sure the purring is coming from the kitty and not from our very own hearts?
~Emme Woodhull-Bäche, translated

If purring could be encapsulated, it'd be the most powerful anti-depressant on the pharmaceutical market.
~Alexis F. Hope

If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr.
~Martin Buxbaum

If there were to be a universal sound depicting peace, I would surely vote for the purr.
~Barbara L. Diamond


M and our tiny Polly, doing her best impersonation of a scarf:
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And here are a few quotations I came across and thought captured that certain je ne c'est quoi *essence of cat* very well:

After scolding one's cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference.
~Charlotte Gray

Cats as a class, have never completely got over the snootiness caused by that fact that in Ancient Egypt they were worshipped as gods.
~P.G. Wodehouse

He liked companionship, but he wouldn't be petted, or fussed over, or sit in anyone's lap a moment; he always extricated himself from such familiarity with dignity and with no show of temper. If there was any petting to be done, however, he chose to do it. Often he would sit looking at me, and then, moved by a delicate affection, come and pull at my coat and sleeve until he could touch my face with his nose, and then go away contented.
~Charles Dudley Warner

If I called her she would pretend not to hear, but would come a few moments later when it could appear that she had thought of doing so first.
~Arthur Weigall


Happy Friday to all my fellow cat lovers (and to everyone else too!)


As always, each Friday I invite you to click over to Diana Strinati Baur's blog. Diana is the founder of the Gratitude Friday Club, and has a list of the club members on her blog...check them out too, your heart will be lifted by the wonderful expressions of gratitude.

Comments (13)

Great post! I'm grateful for cats too. Purring is the world's most therapeutic sound, no doubt about it.

Anne:

Hey Annie, I thought you'd appreciate this entry! I thought of LuLu and Maria when I was writing it.

Lynn:

Love this post! What great quotations about cats. Based on my experience with my own kitties, who are very unique but very soothing little characters (as are your two), I heartily agree with every one of them.

Barb Cabot:

Winston and Polly are adorable. I love all the quotes. I miss my Blanche.

Anne:

Lynn, your Romeo and Sylvia are adorable! And definitely good illustrations of just how individual and unique each feline personality is. For brother and sister kitties, they are different in pretty much every way (except of course, they are both very sweet and lovey!)

Oh Barb, sorry to know you've lost your Blanche. Cats really do create their own space in our hearts, don't they? I hope another kitty finds you someday, when the time is right. ♥

Anne, I'm a cat lover too and your post was puurfect (sorry, couldn't resist). The quotes and creative photos enhance it even more. Love the scarf! menehune

Anne:

thanks menehune :) The scarf is too funny, what a floppy girl Polly can be!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, wonderful entry! I loved all of your quotes and your photos of Winston and little Polly (and her scarf pose) are so adorable.

Thank you for this wonderful post. Have a great weekend!


Anne:

Thanks Kathy, glad you enjoyed it. Winston had a big lovey-dovey purring fit recently and inspired the entry, then I had fun finding the quotations.

This is a long weekend in Canada(our Thanksgiving Day is Monday) so it is definitely a good one for me! Hope you enjoy yours too :)

I'm a cat person also. Can't get over how much Polly looks like my cat Pinky (cat I had when I was little). She has really grown.

Anne:

oh that's cool, girasoli. Polly looks big in that photo, she still only weighs about 6 lbs - less than half the size of Winston!

Maria weighs 7 lbs and LuLu weighs 11, so they are pretty close to your two cuties.

Hope you are having a nice holiday weekend!

Anne:

Thanks Annie, I am having a fantastic long weekend!

That's interesting, I didn't realize Maria was so small. I guess her fur makes her look bigger.

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