The Cat’s Whiskers
Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this…
Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.
Robert A. Heinlein
How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.
Cat said, “I am not a friend, and I am not a Servant. I am the Cat who walks by himself, and I wish to come into your Cave.”
If you want to write, keep cats.
Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance.
Cats know how to obtain food without labour, shelter without confinement and love without penalties.
Cats have an infallible understanding of total concentration, and get between you and it.
Of all animals, the cat alone attains to the comtemplative life. He regards the wheel of existence from without, like the Buddha.
Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds.