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Welcome Elizabeth; congratulations Kathy!

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The following quotations are for my friend and fellow blogger Kathy (Trekcapri) http://trekcapri.blogspot.com/ who has just adopted Elizabeth. Congratulations to you both!

(BTW, the photo above closely resembles a Great Cat I once knew. And loved. My brother's late, lamented Mrs. Mittens -- an extremely friendly Manx -- was utterly charming, inquisitive -- but burned through her 9 lives all too quickly.)


Those who will play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Cervantes
When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.
Montaigne
No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Abraham Lincoln
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
Joseph Wood Krutch
The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
Leonardo Da Vinci
If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.
Mark Twain
Women, poets, and especially artists, like cats; delicate natures only can realize their sensitive nervous systems.
Helen M. Winslow
It's better to feed one cat than many mice.
Norwegian Proverb
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitzer
The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact.
P.G. Wodehouse
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitzer
Did St. Francis really preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.
Rebecca West
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
Colette
How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven.
Robert A. Heinlein
There are no ordinary cats.
Colette
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Winston Churchill


Comments (9)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Sandra, wow, thank you so much to you and all of my blogging friends for this wonderful surprise virtual welcome home part for Elizabeth. I was really touched. I love all of the quotes you found. I will soon be starting to relate to them once Elizabeth arrives. :)

I remember reading your posts about Mr. Mittens and it was so sad for you and your brother when he passed. The cylce of life is an interestig topic...it's painful and hard to lose someone or a pet you love but I think it is even harder not to have experienced love in the first place. Part of me put off having a pet for fear of losing them one day...I'm glad I got over that. And its all thanks to all of your kind support and encouragements.

Thanks so much and have a great weekend!

These quotes are great! I've never seen that Winston Churchill one about pigs. Too funny! The Mark Twain one is hilarious too.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

I love these quotes, Sandra.

sandrac:

Hi Kathy -- thanks for your comments! It's remarkable how much we all still miss Mittens. But it was so worth it, to know such an interesting character.

I hope you and Elizabeth are having fun getting used to each other!

Hi Annie, everyone seems to have strong opinions about cats!

Thanks Candi!

Eden:

Love Mar Twain's quote about cats... Great collection.

Anne:

Love that Mark Twain quotation. And the Colette one is SO true, there really are no ordinary cats!

Love your collection of cat quotes. Cats bring so much joy to so many lives. It was fun participating in this virtual cat shower...m

LOL - I'm trying to picture Churchill relating to a pig!

Mindy Smith:

Congratulations to Kathy on her new kitty!
I do remember well, the story of Mr. Mittens and his sad ( and way too early) passing. I love all of the quotes too!
I love my kitties so much and would adopt 10 more but I know that isn't possible.

If Mr. Heinline is correct, then I shall have a wonderful place in heaven.

Mindy

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