Cat Literature: For Fun, Inspiration, and Education
Cat: One hell of a nice animal…..frequently
mistaken for a meatloaf.
The smallest feline is a
Cats are connoisseurs of
Cats don't caress us - they
caress themselves on us.
When food mysteriously goes
Dogs come when they are
called; cats take a message and get back to you.
A sleeping cat is ever alert.
There's no dealing with
a cat who knows you're awake.
Ignorant people think it's
the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't
so; it's the sickening grammar they use.
It is impossible to keep
a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens.
A kitten is so flexible
that she is almost double; the hind parts are equivalent to another
kitten with which the foreparts play. She does not discover that her
tail belongs to her unless you tread on it.
Refined and delicate natures
understand the cat. Women poets and artists hold it in great esteem,
for they recognise the exquisite delicacy of its nervous system; indeed
only course natures fail to discern the natural distinctions of the
I love cats because I love
my home and little by little they become its visible soul.
Cleanliness in the cat world
is usually a virtue put above godliness.
God made the cat that man
might have the pleasure of caressing the tiger.
You can't look at a sleeping
cat and be tense.
The idea of calm exists
in a sitting cat.
If a cat loves you, it's
for real. A cat never pretended to like anyone.
Dogs eat. Cats dine.
Never try to outstubborn
Cats know how to obtain
food without labour, shelter without confinement, and love without
One never adopts a cat.
A cat adopts you.
Who can believe that there
is no soul behind those luminous eyes!
With the qualities of cleanliness,
discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage that cats have,
how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of being cats?
In the middle of a world
that has always been a bit mad, the cat walks with confidence.
A dog is a dog. A cat is
The cat is a dilettante
The real objection to the
great majority of cats is their insufferable air of superiority.
Her function is to sit and
The cat sees through shut
Cats are rather delicate
creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never
heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
Cats seem to go on the principle
that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
Honest as the cat when the
meat is out of reach.
All you have to remember
is Rule 1: When in doubt - Wash.
A dog, I have always said,
is prose; a cat is a poem.
At dinner time he would
sit in a corner, concentrating, and suddenly they would say, "Time
to feed the cat," as if it were their own idea.
Cats always know whether
people like or dislike them. They do not always care enough to do anything
Most cats, when they are
Out want to be In, and vice versa, and often simultaneously.
If he had asked to have
the door opened, and was eager to go out, he always went out deliberately.
I can see him now, standing on the sill, looking about the sky as if
he was thinking whether it were worthwhile to take an umbrella, until
he was near to having his tail shut in.
A kitten is chiefly remarkable
for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping
before it gets there.
The cat is the mirror of
his human's mind, personality and attitude, just as the dog mirrors
his human's physical appearance.
Although all cat games have
their rules and ritual, these vary with the individual player. The
cat, of course, never breaks a rule. If it does not follow precedent,
that simply means it has created a new rule and it is up to you to
learn it quickly if you want the game to continue.
Cats will always lie soft.
Cats do not go for a walk
to go somewhere, but to explore.
I suspect that many an ailurophobe
hates cats only because he feels they are better people than he is
- more honest, more secure, more loved, more whatever he is not.
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.
It is as easy to hold quicksilver
between your finger and thumb as to keep a cat who means to escape.
If a fish is the movement
of water embodied, given shape, then a cat is a diagram and pattern
of subtle air.
If man could be crossed
with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.
To understand a cat, you
must realise that he has his own gifts, his own viewpoint, even his
With a dog, you feed him, you give him plenty of affection, you take him for walks and he thinks, "Wow, this guy must be a god."
With a cat, however, you
feed him, you love him and care for him and he thinks, "Wow, I
must be a god."
All I Need to know About Life I learned From My Cat
"It is I, said the
Rules for Cats Who Have a House to Run
Doors: Do not allow closed doors in any room. To get door opened, stand on hind legs and hammer with forepaws. Once door is opened, stand halfway in and out and think about several things. This is particularly important during cold weather, rain, snow or mosquito season. Swinging doors are to be avoided at all costs.
Chairs & Rugs: If you have to throw up, get to a chair quickly. If you cannot manage in time, get to an Oriental rug. If there is no oriental rug, shag is good.
Bathrooms: Always accompany guests to the bathroom. It is not necessary to do anything--just sit and stare.
Hampering: If one of your humans is engaged in some activity and the other human is idle, stay with the busy one. This is called "helping", otherwise known as "hampering". Following are the rules for "hampering",:
When supervising cooking, sit just behind
the left heel of the cook. You cannot be seen, and thereby stand a
better chance of being stepped on and then picked up and comforted.
Walking: As often as possible, dart quickly and as close as possible in front of the human, especially on stairs, when they have something in their arms, in the dark, and when they first get up in the morning. This will help their coordination skills.
Bedtime: Always sleep ON the human at night
so s/he can't move around.
Cat Property Laws
1. If I like it, it's mine.
2. If I saw it first, it's mine.
3. If it's in my paw, it's mine.
4. If it looks like mine, it's mine.
5. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
6. If I can take it away from you, it's mine.
7. If there's more than one, ALL of them are mine.
8. If you have something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine.
9. If it's mine, it must NEVER appear to be yours in any way.
10. If it's boring or doesn't taste good, IT'S YOURS!!
Based on "Toddler Property Laws"
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