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Saturday, March 10

Cat Truisms

It is 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 people that it is often hard to tell the people and the cats apart. (P. J. O’Rourke)

Cats hate a closed door, you know, regardless of which side they’re on. If they’re out, they want to get in, and if they’re in, they want to get out. (Lilian Jackson Braun)

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can not get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow. (Jeff Valdez)

I do not know why cats are such habitual vomiters. They do not seem to enjoy it, judging by the sounds they make while doing it. It’s their nature. A dog is going to bark. A cat is going to vomit. (Ray Blount, Jr.)

A house without a cat, and a well-fed well-petted, and a properly revered cat, may be a perfect house, perhaps, but how can it prove its title? (Mark Twain)

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)

Those of us who love cats are typically a little off the wall, and so are the people (like Hitler, Napoleon, and Alexander the Great) who hated them. Let's face it, cats bring out the best in us and the worst. (Roger a. Caras)

For some people, the pet dog is just a bit too, well, predictable. Once you have come to know your dog and the one or two ways in which she differes from thousands or perhaps millions of other dogs, she's unlikely to astonish you; she's the same all the way through, like a banana. The cat is layered, like an artichoke. (Barbara Holland)

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