Women, poets, and especially artists, like cats; delicate
natures only can realize their sensitive nervous systems.
Helen M. Winslow
I was nursing a bad hangover when a cat stamped into the room.
P. G. Wodehouse
Any member introducing a dog into the Society's premises shall
be liable to a fine of one pound. Any animal leading a blind
person shall be deemed to be a cat.
Rule 46, Oxford Union Society, London
It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats,
and other domesticated animal kept as pets.
Illinois State Law
Ye shall not possess any beast, my dear sisters, except only
English Nun's Rule c.1205
Researches have discovered that dogs can comprehend a vocabulary
of 2,000 words, whereas cats can only comprehend 25 to 50.
No one ever asks how many words researches can comprehend.
Every dog has his day - but the nights are reserved for the
I've never understood why women love cats. Cats are independent,
they don't listen, they don't come in when you call, they
like to stay out all night, come home and expect to be fed
and stroked, then want to be left alone and sleep. In other
words, every quality that women hate in a man, they love in
Purring is an automatic safety valve device for dealing with
The cat and the love you give away always come back to you.
You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with
Colonial American Proverb
After dark all cats are leopards.
Native American Proverb
Those that dislike cats will be carried to the cemetery in
In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.
The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry.
It's for her own good that the cat purrs.
When the mice laugh at the cat, there is a hole nearby.
A house without either a cat or a dog is the house of a scoundrel.
It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of
one or more kittens.
Cynthia E. Varnado
There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be
welcomed by a cat.
If cats could talk, they wouldn't.
If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken
fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying
a word too much.
There is something about the presence of a cat... that seems
to take the bite out of being alone.
Louis J. Camuti
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.
A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is
more than can be said for human beings.
William Ralph Inge
The reason cats climb is so that they can look down on almost
every other animal - it's also the reason they hate birds.
Your cat will never threaten your popularity by barking at
three in the morning. He won't attack the mailman or eat the
drapes, although he may climb the drapes to see how the room
looks from the ceiling.
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.
I had been told that the training procedure with cats was
difficult. It's not. Mine had me trained in two days.
If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat
will find it and soak it up.
No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and
no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur
from your couch.
It doesn't do to be sentimental about cats; the best ones
don't respect you for it.
The cat is the only animal without visible means of support
who still manages to find a living in the city.
Carl van Vechten