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- Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly. (Andre Norton)
- Amazing products, cats--and real simple to manufacture.
- And thou shall have dominion over all the beasts, except, of course, for cats!
- Anything not nailed down is a cat toy.
- Are cats really intelligent aliens taking over the earth?
- Buy visiting cards for the cat; she knows a lot more cats than we know people. (Barry Pain)
- Cat bathing is a martial art.
- A cat is perfectly willing to jog...if you are willing to carry him.
- Cat Motto: There's nothing better than a good nap...
with the possible exception of two good naps.
- CAT (n): 1. Furry keyboard cover 2. Alarm clock
- Cat people are different, to the extent that they generally are not conformists. How could they be, with a cat running their lives? (Louis J. Camuti, DVM)
- A cat wearing bunny ears is ready for the Easter Purrade.
- Cats always know just how you're feeling...they don't care, but they know.
- Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
- Cats are our last best chance to have a dysfunctional relationship.
- Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia. (Joseph Wood Krutch)
- Cats aren't clean, they're just covered with cat spit. (John S. Nichols)
- Cats' hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear and out the other. (Stephen Baker)
- Don't bother spending a lot of money buying Christmas presents for your cats. First of all their brains are the size of a peanut and they don't even know it's Christmas. Second, if they were bigger they'd eat you.
- Dogs have masters. Cats have assisted living specialists.
- Generic cat food is not popular because no cat will admit to being a generic cat.
- The good thing about a dark skirt is that it's the best thing for removing cat hairs from the sofa.
- How many cold and lonely midnights have been warmed by the simple presence of this small being, whose affection pervades our solitude? (Carl van Vechten)
- I don't do mousework.
- I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It's not. Mine had me trained in two days. (Comedian Bill Dana)
- I'd rather be known as the "crazy cat lady" than a "people person" because I may have lost my mind but I've found my soul.
- Into every life a little cat hair must fall.
- It was difficult to feel vexed by a creature that burst into a chorus of purring as soon as I spoke to him. (Philip Brown)
- It is in the nature of cats to do a certain amount of unescorted roaming...the state of Illinois has enough to do without trying to control feline delinquency. (Adlai Stevenson)
- Kitten: small homicidal muffin on legs; affects human sensibilities to the point of endowing the most wanton and ruthless acts of destruction with near-mythical overtones of cuteness.
- No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens. (Abe Lincoln)
- The only self-cleaning thing in this kitchen is the cat!
- Purranoia: the fear that the cats are up to something!
- 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)
- Wear natural fibers--hug your cat.
- When I die I want catnip planted on my grave. Then all the stray cemetery cats will flock to my grave and rub all over it, and people will think I'm some kind of cat god.
- When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even. (Penny Ward Moser)
- Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
- You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals. (George Mikes)
- Young kittens assume that all other animals are cats, approach them with jaunty friendliness, and invite them to play. (Muriel Beadle)
- Doctor: "There's no doubt your husband's allergy is caused by your cat."
Woman: "Oh! No! That's terrible!"
Doctor: "No need to worry, I'm sure you can find him a good home."
Woman: "Oh, that won't be necessary, my husband is old enough to take care of himself."
- Jury foreman: "Then we're agreed. If Mrs. Whittle will go along with a 'guilty' verdict, we each agree to adopt one of the defendant's twelve cats and give it a good home."
- A vet hands two bottles to a cat owner and says, "Give him one of these pills every four hours, then use this to stop your bleeding."
All I Need to Know About Birthdays, I Learned From My Cat!
Be finicky--they'll try harder to please you.
Give attitude--get attention.
If you don't like your presents, SULK.
If you get bored at your party--curl up and take a nap.
Don't stress out over your first gray whisker.
Act completely unimpressed by the presents you receive.
This is your day, so if anyone bugs you, you're allowed to hiss and spit.
Take the day off and lie in the sun.
Stay out on the prowl all night long.
Demand only the most expensive fresh fish for dinner.
It's a good day to shed your inhibitions.
Act catty--toy with your presents before you tear them open.
Don't overdo it with the catnip or you'll regret it in the morning.
If you aren't getting enough attention, sharpen your claws on somebody's leg.
Don't let anything or anyone PUT YOU OUT!
And remember . . . curiosity might kill you, but birthdays won't!
Creation of the Cat
On the first day of creation,
God created the cat.
On the second day,
God created man to serve the cat.
On the third,
God created all the animals
of the earth to serve as potential
food for the cat.
On the fourth day,
God created honest toil so that man
could labor for the good of the cat.
On the fifth day,
God created the sparkle ball
so that the cat
might or might not play with it.
On the sixth day,
God created veterinary science
to keep the cat healthy
and the man broke.
On the seventh day,
God tried to rest,
but he had to scoop the litterbox.
The Truth about Cats
1) Cats do what they want.
2) They rarely listen to you.
3) They're totally unpredictable.
4) They whine when they are not happy.
5) When you want to play, they want to be alone.
6) When you want to be alone, they want to play.
7) They expect you to cater to their every whim.
8) They're moody.
9) They leave hair everywhere.
10) They drive you nuts and cost an arm and a leg.
Conclusion: They're tiny little women in cheap fur coats.
The Real Question
The question: How many cats does it take to change a light bulb?
The Cat's Answer: Cats do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs.
The real question is: "How long will it be before I can expect some light, some dinner, and a massage?"
Simple Tricks for Cats--or motives for mayhem
Just when I was looking for something to devote the rest of my life to, what should come floating across my desk but a Parents magazine column entitled "Simple Tricks for Cats and Dogs."
The first sentence from authors Jo and Paul Loeb was shocking in its perversity: "Teaching their pets to do a simple trick or two is a great way for children to occupy themselves over Christmas vacation."
What kinds of sadists are putting out Parents magazine these days? Can you imagine a more cruel and inhumane thing to do to a poor little kid than to have him or her spend Christmas vacation trying to teach tricks to a cat?
No jury would convict that kid for doing in the parents on New Year's Day.
You can't teach an old cat new tricks, or a new cat old tricks. You can't teach a cat anything. I don't care what Jo and Paul Loeb say. Nonetheless, they blithely prattle away about training your "dog or cat" as if the two are interchangeable.
For instance, get a load of this:
"Shaking hands is one of the simplest but most sought after tricks. To teach it, first make your pet sit; then . . .
Hold it! First, Jo and Paul, would you tell us how to make a cat sit? Or maybe it would be better to simply begin the lesson whenever we happen upon a sitting cat.
. . . put your hand out as you would when you go to shake hands, and gently push him to one side with your other hand, throwing him slightly off-balance, while at the same time saying, 'Shake hands.' He will automatically lift his paw in order to regain his balance . . .
Wrong! He will automatically lift his paw in order to put a six-inch gash in your hand. Let's move on to the next trick.
Eating out of a can is a great trick for cats. Start off by giving your cat a taste of his favorite food on the outside of the can . . .
Hold it! My cat's favorite food is crabmeat crepes, and they don't come in cans.
. . . where he can easily smell and taste it. Once he licks the food off the outside of it, he'll start associating the food with the can.
Obviously these two have never opened a can of cat food at 6 a.m. while a cat screeches in their ears, or they'd know cats already make that association.
Get a supply of his favorite food in large size cans. Let you cat eat his meal out of a can instead of his feeding bowl. After a few days, try feeding him out of a can that is only half full. With this, he will no longer be able to eat out of it with his mouth. But, since it is mealtime, he will be hungry and will try to get at his food by using his paw.
Wow! What a great trick! Messy, too. Maybe after that, we could train him to kick his kitty litter all over the kitchen floor.
Rolling over is best suited to dogs, but cats can learn it too--it just takes a little more work . . .
Uh-huh. Just a little more work. Your kids will be able to pass it on to their kids and it could become a holiday tradition as each succeeding generation attempted to teach the cat to roll over.
How to give a cat a pill:
- Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand.
- As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.
- Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.
- Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.
- Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of 10.
- Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden.
- Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, holding front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold cat's head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth.
- Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.
- Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.
- Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with its head just visible from below spouse's armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force cat's mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.
- Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink glass of water to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.
- Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Place cat in cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.
- Fetch screwdriver from garage and put door back on hinges. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Throw T-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.
- Ring fire brigade to retrieve cat from tree across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.
- Tie cat's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table. Find heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed. Force cat's mouth open with small spanner. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet steak. Hold head vertically and pour pint of water down throat to wash pill down.
- Get spouse to drive you to emergency room; sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Stop by furniture shop on way home to order new table.
- Arrange for vet to make a house call.
How to Give a Dog a Pill:
- Wrap it in bacon.
Strict, Unbending Rules for Dealing with Stray Cats
- Stray cats will not be fed.
- Stray cats will not be fed anything except dry cat food.
- Stray cats will not be fed anything except dry cat food moistened with a little milk.
- Stray cats will not be fed anything except dry cat food moistened with warm milk, yummy treats and leftover fish scraps.
- Stray cats will not be encouraged to make this house their permanent residence.
- Stray cats will not be petted, played with or picked up and cuddled unnecessarily.
- Stray cats that are petted, played with, picked up and cuddled will absolutely not be given a name.
- Stray cats with or without a name will not be allowed inside the house at any time.
- Stray cats will not be allowed inside the house except at certain times.
- Stray cats will not be allowed inside the house except on days ending in "y".
- Stray cats allowed inside will not be permitted to jump up on or sharpen their claws on the furniture.
- Stray cats will not be permitted to jump up on, or sharpen claws on the really good furniture.
- Stray cats will be permitted on all furniture but must sharpen claws on new $114.99 sisal-rope cat-scratching post with three perches.
- Stray cats will answer the call of nature outdoors in the sand.
- Stray cats will answer the call of nature in the three-piece, high-impact plastic tray filled with Fresh'n'Sweet kitty litter.
- Stray cats will answer the call of nature in the hooded litter pan with a three-panel privacy screen and plenty of head room.
- Stray cats will sleep outside.
- Stray cats will sleep in the garage.
- Stray cats will sleep in the house.
- Stray cats will sleep in a cardboard box lined with an old blanket.
- Stray cats will sleep in the special Kitty-Komfort-Bed with non-allergenic lamb's wool pillow.
- Stray cats will not be allowed to sleep in our bed.
- Stray cats will not be allowed to sleep in our bed, except at the foot.
- Stray cats will not be allowed to sleep in our bed under the covers.
- Stray cats will not be allowed to sleep in our bed under the covers except at the foot.
- Stray cats will not play on the desk.
- Stray cats will not play on the desk near the computer.
- Stray cats are forbidden to walk on the computer keyboard on the desk when the human is asdfjjhhkl;ljfd.;oier'puyykmm4hbdm9l o9jmdskdm,.USING IT.
The Cat's Diary
DAY 752 - My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture. Tomorrow I may eat another house plant.
DAY 761 - Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded, must try this at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair . . . must try this on their bed.
DAY 762 - Slept all day so that I could annoy my captors with sleep depriving, incessant pleas for food at ungodly hours of the night.
DAY 765 - Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body, in attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was . . . Hmmm. Not working according to plan . . .
DAY 768 - I am finally aware of how sadistic they are. For no good reason I was chosen for the water torture. This time however it included a burning foamy chemical called 'shampoo'. What sick minds could invent such a liquid? My only consolation is the piece of thumb still stuck between my teeth.
DAY 771 - There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the foul odor of the glass tubes they call 'beer'.
More importantly I overheard that my confinement was due to MY power of 'allergies'. Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.
TODAY 774 - I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and may be snitches. The Dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit. The Bird on the other hand has got to be an informant. He has mastered their frightful tongue (something akin to mole speak) and speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room his safety is assured. But I can wait; it is only a matter of time . . .
You know you're a cat person when...
- You refer to going to the bathroom as "using the litterbox."
- You do not consider an outfit complete without some cat hair.
- You consider cat hair in your food as extra fiber.
- You apologize when you step on a fuzzy cat toy in the dark.
- You snap your fingers and pat the sofa beside you to invite guests to sit down.
- You sleep on the edge of the bed because the cat is sleeping in the middle looking soooo cute!
- You decorate your Christmas tree with dangling cat toys.
- Your neighbors refer to you as 'the crazy one with all the cats'.
- You refer to your cat as your furry child.
- Your parents carry pictures of their 'grandcat' in their wallets.
- You plan your vacation around the cat show schedule.
- You accidentally call your spouse the cat's name!
Cat-mas season is here. This is a wonderful time of year when the humans decorate the home for us cats in anticipation of the visit from Santa Claws.
The tree went up yesterday, and so did I. Made it to the fourth branch within the first five minutes before the Big Owner chased me out of the tree.
So, as I do every year, I waited and watched the humans decorate the Cat-mas tree with all sorts of what the humans call 'ornaments'. I call them 'cat toys'.
Ornaments are invitations to a cat, bright and shiny spheres just daring a cat to knock them off. Every year the humans hang the ornaments a little higher out of my range, forcing me to elevate my game to knock them off.
Humans "ohhh and ahhh" as they decorate the Cat-mas tree. I salivate in anticipation of the night's activities. The humans retire to bed, as is custom during Cat-mas season, leaving me to play with my tree. Tonight is a challenge, the ornaments are at an all time high. I crept under the tree and began to scale branches.
This is great! A tree in my own home, why don't they do this year-round? Five, six, seven branches, I climb like a pro. Ten, twelve, I am half way to the top, and there is the first ornament! This is easy as Cat-mas fruitcake. I make my way down the branch approaching the first ornament. It lightly jiggles as my weight causes the bough to bend. Almost there! One paw away and I feel a shudder.
Something is not right, I begin to lose my balance. The room is tilting! No, the room is not tilting, the Cat-mas tree is falling! It seemed like forever as the tree leaned, then pitched, and finally crashed to the floor in a resounding bang of exploding bulbs, ornaments, and broken limbs.
I quickly extricated myself from the splintered tree just as the Big Owner came bursting in snapping on the lights. There I was, sitting next to the tree, as innocent a look on my face as any other in the household.
"What happened?" he growled. Not a peep from me, I turned and looked at the tree. "I guess we hung too many ornaments on one side of the tree," I heard him say later as he hoisted the mangled Cat-mas tree back into place.
"Good answer," I thought. The Big Owner staggered off to bed, and I retreated to the living room. Maybe I'll tear down those stockings that were hung by the chimney with care.
It was a good day.
When people see my cat's litter box, they always say, "Oh, have you got a cat?"
Just once I want to say, "No, it's for company!"
- Law of Cat Inertia - A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest, unless acted upon by some outside force - such as the opening of cat food, or a nearby scurrying mouse.
- Law of Cat Motion - A cat will move in a straight line, unless there is a really good reason to change direction.
- Law of Cat Magnetism - All blue blazers and black sweaters attract cat hair in direct proportion to the darkness of the fabric.
- Law of Cat Thermodynamics - Heat flows from a warmer to a cooler body, except in the case of a cat, in which case all heat flows to the cat.
- Law of Cat Stretching - A cat will stretch to a distance proportional to the length of the nap just taken.
- Law of Cat Sleeping - All cats must sleep with people whenever possible, in a position as uncomfortable for the people involved, and as comfortable as possible for the cat.
- Law of Refrigerator Observation - If a cat watches a refrigerator long enough, someone will come along and take out something good to eat.
- Law of Electric Blanket Attraction - Turn on an electric blanket and a cat will jump into bed at the speed of light.
- Law of Random Comfort Seeking - A cat will always seek, and usually take over, the most comfortable spot in any given room.
- Law of Bag/Box Occupancy - All bags and boxes in a given room must contain a cat within the earliest possible nanosecond.
- Law of Cat Embarrassment - A cat's irritation rises in direct proportion to her embarrassment times the amount of human laughter.
- Law of Cat Disinterest - A cat's interest level will vary in inverse proportion to the amount of effort a human expends in trying to interest him.
- Law of Pill Rejection - Any pill given to a cat has the potential energy to reach escape velocity.
- Law of Cat Composition - A cat is composed of Matter + Anti-Matter + It Doesn't Matter.
- Law of Cat Elongation - A cat can make her body long enough to reach just about any counter top that has anything remotely interesting on it.
- Law of Cat Obstruction - A cat must lay on the floor in such a position to obstruct the maximum amount of human foot traffic.
- Law of Cat Acceleration - A cat will accelerate at a constant rate, until he gets good and ready to stop.
- Law of Dinner Table Attendance - Cats must attend all meals when anything good is served.
- Law of Rug Configuration - No rug may remain in its naturally flat state for very long.
- Law of Obedience Resistance - A cat's resistance varies in proportion to a human's desire for her to do something.
- First Law of Energy Conservation - Cats know that energy can neither be created nor destroyed and will, therefore, use as little energy as possible.
- Second Law of Energy Conservation - Cats also know that energy can only be stored by a lot of napping.
- Law of Milk Consumption - A cat will drink his weight in milk, squared, just to show you he can.
- Law of Furniture Replacement - A cat's desire to scratch furniture is directly proportional to the cost of the furniture.
- Law of Cat Landing - A cat will always land in the softest place possible; often the mid-section of an unsuspecting human.
- Law of Fluid Displacement - A cat immersed in milk will displace her own volume, minus the amount of milk consumed.
Here is a really cute kitty picture.