Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Summer cats

Summer and cats, my two favorites! Well it's the last day of the summer ... but thankfully we still have the cats!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Cat proverbs from around the world

  • When the cat is away the mice will play. - Anonymous proverb, Idiom
  • It is better to feed one cat than many mice. - Norwegian
  • The cat always leaves a mark on his friend. - Spanish
  • It is better to be a mouse in a cat's mouth than a man in a lawyer's hands. - Spanish
  • The cat who frightens the mice away is as good as the cat who eats them - German
  • A cat is a lion to a mouse. - Albanian
  • The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry. - French
  • Handsome cats and fat dungheaps are the sign of a good farmer - French
  • The cat is nature's Beauty. - French
  • Happy is the home with at least one cat - Italian
  • Those who dislike cats will be carried to the cemetery in the rain. - Dutch
  • The cat has nine lives - three for playing, three for straying, and three for staying. - English
  • If you stared deep into a cat's eyes, you would be able to see into the world of spirits. - English
  • In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats. - English
  • A cat in grass is a tiger in the jungle. - English
  • Curiosity killed the cat, Satisfaction brought it back! - English
  • Beware of people who dislike cats. - Irish
  • Happy owner, happy cat. Indifferent owner, reclusive cat. - Chinese
  • All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws. - Chinese
  • I gave an order to a cat, and the cat gave it to its tail - Chinese
  • When rats infest the Palace a lame cat is better than the swiftest horse. - Chinese
  • He is as quiet as a cat. - Japanese
  • A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes. - Indian
  • That cat that has its mouth burned by drinking hot milk will not drink even buttermilk without first blowing upon it. - Indian
  • You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats. - American
  • After dark all cats are leopards. - American
  • If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich. - African
  • A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope. - Arabian
  • An overdressed woman is like a cat dressed in saffron. - Egyptian
  • An old cat will not learn how to dance. - Moroccan
  • A cat may go to a monastery, but she still remains a cat - Ethiopian


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cat..oholic anonymous

Now let's see what anonymous people have said about cats. Enjoy!
  • There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.
  • I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic.
  • Never feed your cat anything that doesn't match the carpet.
  • Dogs have owners, cats have staff.
  • Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.
  • There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats.
  • If you want to know the character of a man, find out what his cat thinks of him.
  • Every life should have nine cats.
  • It's very hard to be polite if you're a cat.
  • My husband said it was him or the cat...I miss him sometimes.
  • It's really the cat's house--we just pay the mortgage.
  • Beware of those who dislike cats.
  • The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard cats.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Famous cat quotes

Many famous people of all times are among cat lovers. Some of their sayings about our adorable little friends are:
  • "One cat justs leads to another." - Ernest Hemingway
  • "A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not." - Ernest Hemingway
  • "No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens." - Abraham Lincoln
  • "If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain
  • "If animals could speak the dog would be a a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much." - Mark Twain
  • "Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later." - Mary Bly
  • "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." - Albert Schweitzer
  • "If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend, but never your slave."- Theophile Gautier
  • "What greater gift than the love of a cat?" - Charles Dickens
  • "I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream." - William Shakespeare, Henry IV
  • "I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat." - Edgar Allan Poe
  • "To respect the cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense." - Erasmus Darwin
  • "A man has to work so hard so that something of his personality stays alive. A tomcat has it so easy, he has only to spray and his presence is there for years on rainy days." - Albert Einstein
  • "Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched." - Miguel de Cervantes

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