If you are allergic to a thing

If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.  ~Lemony Snicket

If the pull of outside world is

If the pull of the outside world is strong, there is also a pull towards the human.  The cat may disappear on its own errands, but sooner or later, it returns once again for a little while, to greet us with its own type of love.  ~Lloyd Alexander

Cat lovers can readily be identified their

Cat lovers can readily be identified.  Their clothes always look old and well used.  Their sheets look like bath towels and their bath towels look like a collection of knitting mistakes.  ~Eric Gurney

The problem with cats is that they

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.  ~Paula Poundstone

Cats have intercepted my footsteps at the

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.

A catless writer is almost inconceivable its

A catless writer is almost inconceivable.  It’s a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the typewriter keys.  ~Barbara Holland

Some people say man is the most

Some people say man is the most dangerous animal on the planet.  Obviously those people have never met an angry cat.  ~Lillian Johnson

In order to keep a true perspective

In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.  ~Dereke Bruce

Cats speak a subtle language in which

Cats speak a subtle language in which few sounds carry many meanings, depending on how they are sung or purred.  "Mnrhnh" means comfortable soft chairs.  It also means fish.  It means genial companionship… and the absence of dogs.  ~Val Schaffner

I put down my book the meaning

I put down my book, The Meaning of Zen, and see the cat smiling into her fur as she delicately combs it with her rough pink tongue.  "Cat, I would lend you this book to study but it appears you have already read it."  She looks up and gives me her full gaze.  "Don’t be ridiculous," she purrs, "I wrote it."  ~Dilys Laing, "Miao"

The cat has always been associated with

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

I have noticed that what cats most

I have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being is not the ability to produce food which they take for granted, but his or her entertainment value.  ~Author Unknown

Four little persians but only one looked

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

Your cat may never have to hunt

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

Cats do care for example they know

Cats do care.  For example they know instinctively what time we have to be at work in the morning and they wake us up twenty minutes before the alarm goes off.  ~Michael Nelson

The reason cats climb is so that

The reason cats climb is so that they can look down on almost every other animal – it’s also the reason they hate birds.  ~K.C. Buffington

Do you see that kitten chasing so

Do you see that kitten chasing so prettily her own tail?  If you could look with her eyes, you might see her surrounded with hundreds of figures performing complex dramas, with tragic and comic issues, long conversations, many characters, many ups and downs of fate.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible for a lover of

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating little friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.  ~Agnes Repplier

The cat is the only animal which

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

To bathe a cat takes brute force

To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction – and a cat.  The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.  ~Stephen Baker

A cats got her own opinion of

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

Most of us rather like our cats

Most of us rather like our cats to have a streak of wickedness.  I should not feel quite easy in the company of any cat that walked about the house with a saintly expression.  ~Beverly Nichols

Cats are to dogs what modern people

Cats are to dogs what modern people are to the people we used to have.  Cats are slimmer, cleaner, more attractive, disloyal, and lazy.  It’s easy to understand why the cat has eclipsed the dog as modern America’s favorite pet.  People like pets to possess the same qualities they do.  Cats are irresponsible and recognize no authority, yet are completely dependent on others for their material needs.  Cats cannot be made to do anything useful.  Cats are mean for the fun of it.  In fact, cats possess so many of the same qualities as some people (expensive girlfriends, for instance) that it’s often hard to tell the people and the cats apart.  ~P.J. O’Rourke, Modern Manners

If by chance i seated myself to

If by chance I seated myself to write, she very slyly, very tenderly, seeking protection and caresses, would softly take her place on my knee and follow the comings and goings of my pen -sometimes effacing, with an unintentional stroke of her paw, lines of whose tenor she disapproved.  ~Pierre Loti

Another cat perhaps for love there is

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

Kittens are born with their eyes shut

Kittens are born with their eyes shut.  They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives.  ~Stephen Baker

Nobody who is not prepared to spoil

Nobody who is not prepared to spoil cats will get from them the reward they are able to give to those who do spoil them.  ~Compton MacKenzie

Sometimes he curls up on my pillow

Sometimes he curls up on my pillow during the night and I don’t know he’s there until I yawn and my mouth closes on a whisker.  ~Astrid Alauda

After scolding ones cat one looks into

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

Of all the toys available none is

Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself.  A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction.  It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it.  ~Stephen Baker