Gone to the cats

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Zoey the Cool Cat was not happy that I featured a flock of birds in yesterday’s post and she couldn’t catch a single one of them.

I promised her I would feature cats in today’s post, so pictures of cats and cat facts to go with them! Check out the mouseovers, too, because some of them have additional cat facts.

Zoey the Cool Cat

“If you’re feeling insecure about your space in the world, you get a dog because he will always back you up. He’s the insecure man’s best friend. A man with a cat, on the other hand, is secure with himself. He’s sharing his space with a predator.”—John Scalzi, author

Never belittle the comfort offerd by a cat

“A cat has no words, but by small touchings and buttings and leanings, she shows her love for you, and tries to distract you from your sorrow.”—Pam Brown

Rule 1: When in doubt, wash.

For My Human
I thank you for the food you bring
And for my little squeaky thing.

I thank you for your friendly talks
And when you change my little box.

I think you for the naps we share
And putting up with tufts of hair.

I thank you for these things you do.

Cats like doors left open, in case they change their minds.—Rosemary Nishet

“A cat isn’t fussy, just as long as you remember it likes its milk in the shallow, rose-patterned saucer and its fish on the blue plate, from which it will take the fish and eat it off the floor.”—Arthur Bridges.

This is Julian's cat, Lola Mae

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

Another one of Julian's cats, this one named Happy

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.—Albert Schweitzer

Clothes attract cat hair in direct proportion to the darkness of the fabric.

In World War II during the blitz in England, a cat named Bomber could tell the difference between a British Royal Air Force airplane and a German plane from a great distance. When Bomber started to run for the shelter, people quickly learned to follow and get to safety before the bombs fell.—The Cat Lover’s Book of Days, by Peg Silloway, p. 15.

A cat will assume the shape of its container.

“A kitten is infinitely more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with in the world.”—Lady Morgan (Sydney Owenson)

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

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives;
Every wife had seven sacks;
Every sack had seven cats;
Every cat had seven kits.
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?

Serval at the San Diego Zoo

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23 thoughts on “Gone to the cats

  1. The Presents of Presence

    Russell, I think I’ve finally found my favorite post! And believe me, I’ve been following you for a long time! But this one is my fav! Love Zoey’s open mouth shot too! How in the world did you catch that? Perfect timing!
    Also, just wanted to say thank you for camping out on my blog…love to see Zoey’s happy face and know that you stopped by to visit!
    Have a great week! ♥

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  2. narami

    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
    Brilliant.

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  3. smilingtoad

    Too many grins to count- what a fabulous tribute to the Very Fine Feline 😉 Living with a few of the delightful wee whiskered predators, how deeply I related to these superb quotations, and how much I loved these photos. Fantastic post! Purring cheers,

    Autumn Jade

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  4. Patty B

    We know who the boss is in your house!! But glad Zoey spoke up – great pictures and this coming from a dog person – and yes, I am not the boss in my own home either!! lol 😀 Kitty hugs to adorable Zoey.

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