sTORIES, POEMS, and old wives tales about our WONDERFULCATS!!

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Opie- T-bear--In- Loving- Memory

Lord Opie the- Elegant
Purred: Tue Dec 29, '09 1:32pm PST 
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem be plenty of kittens------Abraham Lincoln

Here's a poem Mommi just loves---


She had green eyes, that excellent seer,
And little peaks to either ear.
She sat there, and I sat here.

She spoke of Egypt, and a white
Temple, against enormous night.

She smiled with clicking teeth and said
That the dead were never dead;

Said old emporers hang like bats
In barns at night, or ran like rats---
But empresses came back as cats!
William Rose Benet

Edited by author Wed Dec 30, '09 3:43am PST


Purred: Thu Dec 31, '09 3:32am PST 
Anyone remember when people used to say that if a kitty settled on your chest and placed their face close to yours that they were trying to steal your breath? Well, we think that they were probably just "checking" their breath to see if it was safe to settle down next to them.big laughbig laughbig laugh

Opie- T-bear--In- Loving- Memory

Lord Opie the- Elegant
Purred: Thu Dec 31, '09 9:51pm PST 
Never wake a sleeping cat-----
Francois Rabelais



Purred: Fri Jan 1, '10 2:04am PST 
Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.
- Notebook, 1894

China- Thunderbear

Little Tasmanian- Devil
Purred: Sat Jan 2, '10 5:57am PST 

His amiable amber eyes
Are very friendly, very wise;
Like Buddha, grave and fat
He sits, regardless of applause,
And thinking, as he kneads his paws,
What fun to be a cat!
---Christopher Morley


Purred: Sun Jan 3, '10 3:17am PST 
Books and cats and fair-haired little girls make the best furnishing for a room" - French Proverb

Platelicker - ♥- DB#69

Platelicker- Prowlin's
Purred: Mon Jan 4, '10 1:26pm PST 
REANAN (- MRS.- MUTCHKA), wave I have heard stories of old, that a tom cat would suffocate a small baby by breathing the oxygen from the baby's nose. Ya' Rly! shock

Mama believes way back that cats naturally liked to curl up with a warm baby and maybe some illness killed the baby, but was blamed on the tom.

Mama believes if your cat truly knows you, he will lay on you were your body is not well or hurts. big grin Some cats are healers. way to go

I will chime in with more lore in later days. wink


Purred: Tue Jan 5, '10 3:43am PST 
Yes, Platelicker, we think it is just folklore as well. They might smell milk on the childs lips or maybe their body heat or perhaps they might think it's their kitten. People ofter said that you should not raise a baby and a kitten together as the kitten would literally draw the vitality from the childs body and it would wither and die. So many superstitions..............they were just trying to make themselves feel in control of circumstances that they clearly had no control over. In the 1800's and probably centuries before it was considered good luck to wall a live cat up in the walls of a house that was being built. Sometimes they are still found during renovations of these old houses........and some occupants report that they are haunted by the sounds and the fleeting images of said feline.

China- Thunderbear

Little Tasmanian- Devil
Purred: Wed Jan 6, '10 4:08am PST 
The splendid creature sculpture
all fur, mew, and claws
Golden eyes, a goddess sphinx

Donna Ditzler-Berberich (inspired by China Thunderbear)

Daisy Mae- Sunday Times

Duchess of Boxes
Purred: Wed Jan 6, '10 7:25pm PST 
I can't find my story about the Birman at the moment but here are some of Meowmie's cat purrems. Gotta find that story. The tabby one too. Meowmie has a whole book of kitty superstitions somewhere.

A Cat's Prayer To the Sun

I lie in your warmth
I dream in your light
You are part of my power
You are part of my spirit
I thank you for your gift
I honor you always
©Blue Coyote 9-2-05

Thoughts of a Katrina Cat

Here I sit in a cage
in a far off place from home
A storm, she came and took away
all that I had known
My family and friends I have not seen
since the roaring rain began
Will I see them again one day
or is this to be my end
These are the things I think about
and thousands like me too
You think of how to help humans
and forget we are there too
So this I ask you please
when the storms of life come
Don't forget we are there
cos we like you need someone
©Blue Coyote 9-13-05

We Are Cat
from gods to monsters
we have been in your lives
for all the ages of your time
for some we are workers
for some we are pets
whatever we do
whatever we say
one truth so shall always remain
we are cat
©Blue Coyote Spring 2002

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