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Friday Cat Blogging

Lazing In The Grass

Friday Cat Blogging

I’m watching you…

[Editor: Froggy has selected a spot in the yard from which to see my front door and the door to my Mother’s house so she knows when food is coming.

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1 Badtux { 07.11.14 at 11:51 pm }

Froggy is looking very dangerous in this picture. Like a lioness lurking in the grass waiting for prey to come by. Which I suppose is true if you consider her prey to be kibble ;).

2 Kryten42 { 07.12.14 at 1:50 am }

LOL Yeah. 😀 Good pic Bryan. reminds me of the quote by Sir Terry Pratchett: “In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”

Oh Ohh! I feel some quotes coming on! 😉 😆

“Consider the situation. There you are, forehead like a set of balconies,
worrying about the long-term effects of all this new ‘fire’ stuff on the
environment, you’re being chased and eaten by most of the planet’s large
animals, and suddenly tiny versions of one of the worst of them wanders
into the cave and starts to purr.”
— Terry Pratchett, The Unadulterated Cat.

“I think all cats are wild. They only act tame if there’s a saucer of milk in it for them.”
— Douglas Adams, discussing feral cats in Last Chance to See (1991).

“Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.”
— Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (1985).

” Little one, I would like to see anyone — prophet, king or God — persuade a thousand cats to do anything at the same time.”
— Neil Gaiman, Sandman #18: “A Dream of a Thousand Cats”.

“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.”
— Mark Twain, in Mark Twain’s Notebook (1935)

OK. One more. Hmmm… Oh! One from the Cat Master! 😉 (I’ll have to dig out my book)…

“Before a Cat will condescend
To treat you as a trusted friend,
Some little token of esteem
Is needed, like a dish of cream;
And you might now and then supply
Some caviare, or Strassburg Pie,
Some potted grouse, or salmon paste –
He’s sure to have his personal taste.
(I know a Cat, who makes a habit
Of eating nothing else but rabbit,
And when he’s finished, licks his paws
So’s not to waste the onion sauce.)
A Cat’s entitled to expect
These evidences of respect.
And so in time you reach your aim,
And finally call him by his name.”
— T.S. Eliot, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Ooooh! There are SO many from that book! 😈 But, I think one more will suffice!

“For he will do
As he do do
And there’s no doing anything about it!”
— T.S. Eliot, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

Class dismissed! 😆 😉

3 Bryan { 07.12.14 at 8:12 pm }

Actually, Badtux, that is the basis for the success of “Trap-Neuter-Release” programs to control feral cats. The cats will protect their ‘hunting ground’ and form alliances to ensure that outsiders don’t hang about. She is covering the know routes for the arrival of dinner so she gets first choice.

Yes, Kryten, there is an amazing amount written about cats by noted literary figures.