[Cat in dogwood tree~Sandtracker]

"Another cat? Perhaps. For love there is also a season; its seeds must be resown. But a family cat is not replaceable like a wornout coat or a set of tires. Each new kitten becomes its own cat, and none is repeated. I am four cats old, measuring out my life in friends that have succeeded but not replaced one another." ~ Irving Townsend

"A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there." ~ Agnes Repplier

"I am indebted to the species of the cat for a particular kind of honorable deceit, for a great control over myself, for characteristic aversion to brutal sounds, and for the need to keep silent for long periods of time." ~ Colette

"A cat's got her own opinion of human beings. She don't say much, but you can tell enough to make you anxious not to hear the whole of it." ~ Jerome K. Jerome

"He liked to peep into the refrigerator and risk having his head shut in by the closing door. He also climbed to the top of the stove, discontinuing the practice after he singed his tail." ~ Lloyd Alexander

"The whir of a can opener or the bark of an unfamiliar dog...will send even the most deeply dozing cat bounding into the kitchen or under the bed." ~ Barbara L. Diamond

"If you would know what a cat is thinking about, you must hold its paw in your hand for a long time." ~ Jules Champfleury[Cat and butterfly]

"If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich." ~ Unknown

"Cats are smart. You know it and I know it." ~ Debbie Mertens

"Many cats simply pounce to their own drummers." ~ Karen Duprey

"Cats, like butterflies, need no excuse." ~ Robert A. Heinlein

"The domestic cat seems to have greater confidence in itself than in anyone else." ~ Lawrence N. Johnson

"Any household with at least one feline member has no need for an alarm clock." ~ Louise A. Belcher

"Cats conspire to keep us at arm's length." ~ Frank Perkins

"Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything." ~ Robert A. Heinlein

"When Mother Nature saw fit to remove the tail of the Manx, she left, in place of the tail, more cat." ~ Mary E. Stewart

"The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal - or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be." ~ Elizabeth Peters

"Cats look beyond appearances--beyond species entirely, it seems--to peer into the heart." ~ Barbara L. Diamond

"He lives in the halflights in secret places, free and alone - this mysterious little great being whom his mistress calls 'My cat.'" ~ [Seven cats running]Margaret Benson

"The cat is the only animal which accepts the comforts but rejects the bondage of domesticity." ~ Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

"A cat doesn't 'roll' well with a change of someone else's making." ~ Carole Wilbourn

"One cat just leads to another." ~ Ernest Hemingway

"A cat's behavior is a direct reflection of his feelings." ~ Carole Wilbourn

"Kittens believe that all nature is occupied with their diversion." ~ F.A. Paradis de Moncrif

"Cats have intercepted my footsteps at the ankle for so long that my gait, both at home and on tour, has been compared to that of a man wading through low surf." ~ Roy Blount, Jr.

"My husband said it was him or the cat...I miss him sometimes." ~ Unknown

"I cannot deny that a cat lover and his cat have a master/slave relationship. The cat is the master." ~ Arthur R. Kassin

"Cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human mind. They realize...that we have an infuriating inability to understand, let alone follow, even the simplest and most explicit of directions." ~ Cleveland Amory

"To understand a cat, you must realize that he has has own gifts, his own viewpoint, even his own morality." ~ Lilian Jackson Braun

"In my next life, I'd like to come back as a cat." ~ Patti J. Moran

"A cat will do what it wants when it wants, and there's not a thing you can do about it." ~ Frank Perkins[Mama cat and kittens]

"It isn't always easy being a father to a cat." ~ B. L. Diamond

"A cat with kittens nearly always decides sooner or later to move them." ~ Sidney Denham

"If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer." ~ Alfred North Whitehead

"If the claws didn't retract, cats would be like Velcro." ~ Dr. Bruce Fogle

"The purr from cat to man says, 'You bring me happiness; I am at peace with you.'" ~ Barbara L. Diamond

"You have learned enough to see that cats are much like you and me." ~ T.S. Eliot

"I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worth while?" Death thought about it. "Cats," he said eventually, "Cats are nice." ~ Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

"The man who carries a cat by the tail learns something that can be learned in no other way." ~ Mark Twain

"It doesn't do to be sentimental about cats; the best ones don't respect you for it." ~ Susan Howatch

"Two cats can live as cheaply as one, and their owner has twice as much fun." ~ Lloyd Alexander

"The cat, which is a solitary beast, is single minded and goes its way alone; but the dog, like his master, is confused in his mind." [Cat biting dog's tail]~ H.G. Wells

"Some people own cats and go on to lead normal lives." ~ Unknown

"The cat is mighty dignified until the dog comes by." ~ Unknown

"You never saw such a crazy cat. 'Up the wall' took on a literal meaning." ~ Arnold Hano

"Who needs television when you have cats?" ~ Lori Spigelmyer

"More than likely it was the cat who first coined and put into practice the sage advice: 'If you would have a thing done well, you must do it yourself.'" ~ Lawrence N. Johnson

"Bless their little pointed faces and their big, loyal, loving hearts. If a cat did not put a firm paw down now and then, how could his human remain possessed?" ~ Winifred Carriere

"Some animals are secretive; some are shy. A cat is private." ~ Leonard Michaels

"He has become a much better cat than I have a person. With his gentle urgings, he made me realize that life doesn't end just because one has a few obstacles to overcome." ~ Mary F. Graf

"In reality, cats are probably better off remaining indoors and sending out their humans to deal with the outside world." ~ Dr. Phyllis Sherman Raschke

"The key to a successful new relationship between a cat and human is patience." ~ Susan Easterly

[Cat sitting in a tophat]"I would gladly change places with any of my cats." ~ George Ney

"It's really the cat's house--we just pay the mortgage." ~ Unknown

"Among animals, cats are the top-hatted, frock-coated statesmen going about their affairs at their own pace." ~ Robert Sterns

"Most cats are not shy about letting their people know what they want." ~ Karen Duprey

"A cat's name may tell you more about its owners than it does about the cat." ~ Linda W. Lewis

"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

"Four little Persians, but only one looked in my direction. I extended a tentative finger and two soft paws clung to it. There was a contented sound of purring, I suspect on both our parts." ~ George Freedley

"Cats are creatures that express a multitude of moods and attitudes." ~ Karen Brademeyer

"The cat does not negotiate with the mouse." ~ Robert K. Massie

"Cats often devise their own sets of rules that they think we should live by, and they may be quick to chastise us if we fail to adhere to these rules!" ~ Margaret Reister, D.V.M.

"The constant challenge to decipher feline behavior is perhaps one of the most fascinating qualities of owning a cat." ~ Carole Wilbourn

[Cartoon cat is ready to eat]"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." ~ Lilian Jackson Braun

"No one shall deny me my own conclusions, nor my cat her reflective purr." ~ Irving Townsend

"One of the quickest ways to a cat's brain is through its stomach." ~ Ian Dunbar, Ph.D.

"A cat...would check to see if you brought anything to eat, and if not, would turn and walk away, tail held high." ~ Mike Deupree

"If a homeless cat could talk, it would probably say, 'Give me shelter, food, companionship and love, and I will be yours for life!" ~ Susan Easterly

"The cat has always been associated with the moon. Like the moon it comes to life at night, escaping from humanity and wandering over housetops with its eyes beaming out through the darkness." ~ Patricia Dale-Green

"The majority of people who still have back doors don't let their cats go through them." ~ Charlene Beane

"A cat cares for you only as a source of food, security, and a place in the sun. Her high self-sufficiency is her charm." ~ Charles Horton Cooley

"Each one of our cats is a distinct, four-footed little person with an individual personality." ~ Ira B. Rubin

"Always turn and look when your cat gazes behind you with that intent look in her eyes. Some day there might actually be something there." ~ Anonymous

"Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people." ~ Andre Norton[Cat curled up in a fishbowl~Sandtracker]©

"The cat is above all things, a dramatist." ~ Margaret Benson

"If you yell at a cat, you're the one who is making a fool of yourself." ~ Unknown

"A cat will assume the shape of its container." ~ Unknown

"A cat determined not to be found can fold itself up like a pocket handkerchief if it wants to." ~ Louis J. Camuti, D.V.M.

"Your cat may never have to hunt farther than the kitchen counter for its supper nor face a predator more fierce than the vacuum cleaner..." ~ Barbara L. Diamond

"In performing a variety of intellectually demanding tasks, cats usually emerge as clear winners (over dogs)." ~ Dr. David Greene

"At Group L, Stoffel oversees six first-rate programmers, a managerial challenge roughly comparable to herding cats." ~ The Washington Post Magazine

"No man ever dared to manifest his boredom so insolently as does a Siamese tomcat when he yawns in the face of his amorously importunate wife." ~ Aldous Huxley

"If your cat favors the left paw, chances are good that it possesses psychic ability to some extent." ~ Dr. David Greene

"Cats may, indeed, be the thinking man's pet--because living with cats certainly keeps you on your toes!" ~ Barbara L. Diamond

"Don't let anyone tell you loving a cat is silly. Love, in any form, is a precious commodity." ~ Barbara L. Diamond

"I think I'll come back as a cat." ~ George Ney[Cat sitting in the meatloaf position]

"When a cat chooses to be friendly, it's a big deal, because a cat is picky." ~ Mike Deupree

"Surely the cat, when it assumes the meat loaf position and gazes meditatively through slitted eyes, is pondering thoughts of utter profundity..." ~ Mij Colson Barnum

"I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night." ~ Maria Corelli

"How nice it is to think that feline dreams, like our own, are painted with creative brush strokes from time to time. Perhaps my cats and I even share the same dream: a world where all kittens are wanted and loved, and where every cat has a safe, warm place to sleep...and to dream." ~ Barbara L. Diamond

[Open your heart and adopt a shelter pet or two!]

[A pink pawmark]
Sandtracker's Cat Pages

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