|Feed me now or I'm leaving.|
He won’t take food off my plate but will sit and watch me when I’m eating and he knows if I put a bit of meat to one side on the plate I’m saving that for him, so if any of the other cats come near they get batted away.
Once upon a time he had a habit of coming in the bathroom and sitting on the shelf at the end of the bath while I was in it. At first he would drink the bath water but I kept a plastic jug in there and would fill that with water for him. If I forgot he’d knock the jug in the bath to remind me. Until the day he came in and I wasn’t alone in the bath.
That was about 10 years ago and he hasn’t done it since.
Nowadays he likes to wait until I’m totally relaxed in the bath then come in and use the litter tray. Although any other time he prefers to go and do his business in the garden.
I don’t think I’m forgiven.
The cat seldom interferes with other people's rights. His intelligence keeps him from doing many of the fool things that complicate life.
Carl Van Vechten
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.
The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.
As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.
Ellen Perry Berkeley
Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.
I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It's not. Mine had me trained in two days.
Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later.
The cat is the only animal which accepts the comforts but rejects the bondage of domesticity.
Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
Everything I know I learned from my cat: When you're hungry, eat. When you're tired, nap in a sunbeam. When you go to the vet's, pee on your owner.
It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating little friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
A cat is the only domestic animal I know who toilet trains itself and does a damned impressive job of it.
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
Although all cat games have their rules and rituals, these vary with the individual player. The cat, of course, never breaks a rule. If it does not follow precedent, that simply means it has created a new rule and it is up to you to learn it quickly if you want the game to continue.
You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals.
Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this because of all the time they spend on personal grooming. Dogs aren't like this. A dog's idea of personal grooming is to roll on a dead fish.
Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it.
Who among us hasn't envied a cat's ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely?
If I called her she would pretend not to hear, but would come a few moments later when it could appear that she had thought of doing so first.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime.
Mark Twain Notebook, 1895
If a cat does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing, for the same reason, we call it intelligence.
The mathematical probability of a common cat doing exactly as it pleases is the one scientific absolute in the world.
Lynn M. Osband