|Purred: Sun Mar 10, '13 10:51am PST |
|found these online, thought you kitties would like them.
The playful kitten with its pretty little tigerish gambole is infinitely more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with in the world. ~ Lady Sydney Morgan, Irish poet and novelist
I have found my love of cats most helpful in understanding women. ~ John Simon, Hungarian-American literary critic
To err is human; To purr, feline. ~ Robert Byrne, American author and billiard player
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through. ~ Jules Verne, author and dreamer
I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States
The smallest feline is a masterpiece. ~ Leonardo De Vinci, painter & inventor; suggested quote by Care2 member Rosann T.
Dogs have masters. Cats have slaves. ~ Author unknown; suggested by Anna M.
God invented cats so that man could pet a tiger. ~ Ferdinand Mery, French Author; suggested byDana Ross M.
The mathematical probability of a common cat doing exactly as it pleases is the one scientific absolute in the world. ~ Lynn M. Osband, Author; suggested by Ema M.
Dogs come when they are called; cats take a message and get back to you. ~ Mary Bly, American author; suggested by Eternal G.
If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat. ~ Mark Twain, American author
Two things are aesthetically perfect in the world – the clock and the cat. ~ Emile Auguste Chartier, French Philosopher and Pacifist
What greater gift than the love of a cat? ~ British Author, Charles Dickens; suggested by Antiope K.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. ~ Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England, writer and historian; suggested by John T.
Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God. ~ Author unknown; suggested by Ekeim T.
I had to get rid of my children. The cat was allergic. ~ Author unknown
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
Even overweight cats instinctively know the cardinal rule: when fat, arrange yourself in slim poses. ~ John Weitz; suggested by Arlene
Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience. ~British Author, Pam Brown
You don’t own a cat, they own you! ~ Author unknown; suggested by Mary R.
sdosjdfisprjyper9yjrfgipnppppppppppp[[[” ~ Mr. Mittens, my polydactyl cat who just walked across the keyboard, thus proving Pam Brown’s quote above
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. ~ Robert A. Heinlein; suggested by Valentina R.
Cat’s motto: No matter what you’ve done wrong, make it look like the dog did it! ~ Author unknown; suggested by Stewart
The constant challenge to decipher feline behavior is perhaps one of the most fascinating qualities of owning a cat. ~ Carole Wilbourn; suggested by Deborah D.
If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr. ~ Martin Buxbaum; suggested by Sophia S
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/cat-quotes-for-cat-lovers.
1. Sing to your cat
I cannot stress this one enough. A common refrain Patronus might hear on any ol’ day could sound like this: “His name is Kitty/He’s not fat or skinny/But he’s oh so pretty/I like to sing him this ditty…” Usually my boyfriend will join in until we’ve completely exhausted the -itty rhymes.
I will also occasionally rap to him about his paws because he is a polydactyl, which means he has seven toes on each of his front paws. This is a short one: “Kitty, kitty, kitty, can’t you see?/Sometimes your paws just hypnotize me…”
This has increased the rapport in our home between cat and human astronomically. Human or cat, I think we all recognize having a song written in your honor and then sang to you is up there with achieving nirvana.
2. Speak their language
Our cat is extremely chatty. He’ll mew, howl, groan, peep, click, or make any other sound to express his wide range of emotions. Very often, we’ll respond back to Kitty in a replicated version of the noise he has made at us. His ears perk up, his eyes get wide, and he makes this face like, “Are you talking to me?” He’s instantly engaged.
Also, nothing pleases a cat more than when you engage them in conversation. I recommend talking about their favorite subjects. Kitty enjoys when I respond to a meow with something like, “You don’t say? I never would have imagined canned tuna could taste THAT good!” It makes him feel important. Cats like to feel important.
3. Recognize cat dominance
Early on, I had to realize we orbit around Kitty. If he wants to play, I better play with him or he’ll chew my iPhone charger cable. Better just to use the laser pointer for a while. If he wants to sit on your spot on the couch, just let him. The joy you will get from taking pictures (and posting them on Instagram) as he cutely slumbers on the couch will eclipse any resentment you feel about missing your spot on the sofa. When you go to bed, just let him sleep on your feet. You may be uncomfortable, but it will feel better than the feeling of kicking your cat off the bed. The guilt is terrible.
4. Play with your cat
If you pay attention closely, your cat will invent games to play with you. Patronus has been rather resourceful entertaining himself over the last year. His favorite solo games involve hiding things under the doormat and then stalking them until he digs them back out again, stealing straws out of cups and batting them around until they’ve been chewed to pieces, and also smacking a wadded up ball of paper around until it gets stuck under the couch.
Once your cat is bored with solo activities, he/she will draw you into a game. Pay close attention, because playing with a cat is one of the most enjoyable ventures of the day. Kitty commonly stalks us when we’re in the another room, sitting on the couch with just his ears and eyes peering over the arm. Once we emerge, he ducks, waiting for us to stalk him back.
Stalk your cat back. Figure out your cat’s games. I’ve giggled more hiding behind the door jam trying to trick my cat into stalking me than for any other reason in my life this last year.
5. Last one? Accept that your sofa will be ruined. Just get over it. You’ll be a lot happier.
Those are my five tips for proper co-habitation with your cat. There are other things like buying cat nip, being generous with treats, and using just the right amount of nails when scratching behind the ears, but I wanted to share the nitty-gritty details. Now, go play with your cat.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-ways-to-love-your-cat.html#ixzz2H JXEldcf
St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, said "not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them wherever they require it."
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