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~ Cat Sayings ~

~ When rats infest the palace a lame cat is better than the swiftest horse.
~Chinese Proverb

~ Even the smallest feline is a work of art.
~Leonardo da Vinci

~ Cats do not need to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailingly ingenious in that respect.
~James Mason

~ There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
~Albert Schweitzer

~ Cats can be very funny and have the oddest way of showing they're glad to see you.



Princess is the daughter of Lady Bast, born the spring of 1998. This girl definatly is proof of rein-cat-nation.

In the fall of 1997, a few weeks before Lady Bast arrived on the front verandah, old Princess Squeeky passed over to the Rainbow Bridge at the age of 16 solar years. She was black and white, and nuts all under.. and we lovingly refered to her as our CrazyKat.

The next spring came the kittens. The smallest one was a tiny black and white girl, so tiny that I did not think that this baby would survive. But she did, and she was named Maggie. The kitten hated the name. As she grew strong and healthy, Maggie refused to acknowledge that this was her name. Her siblings had no problems, so we were concerned about the little girl.

Then to make things even stranger, the kitten started to do things just as the old girl had done. Don had taught the old girl as a kitten to go onto his lap at mealtime and take food from a particular spot on his plate, or off of his fork if the fork was in a particular spot. The kitten was doing this without a second thought. This was not the only old trick that the new cat knew.. and she would only respond to the names 'Princess' or 'Squeeky'. So Princess Squeeky.. aka CrazyKat the Second came to stake her claim as the head Queen of the family.

..the cat came back, they thought she was a goner, but the cat came back the very next spring..


PANTHER - Mr. Adorable

Panther, son of Garfield, is a compact muscular black cat who has earned the title of "Mister Adorable" over and over again. He was Master Mao's rightpaw tom, and enforcer when needed. Panther would rather cuddle than fight, and he won his position while Garfield and Danny fought each other for the status. Once Mao bestowed #2 tomcat rank onto Panther, the other two stopped fighting. Together Mao and Panther chased many the dog from the yard and kept the rest of the cat family safe from harm.

When Panther was a teenager, he learned to hunt birds. Like most teenagers his opinion of his skills was not quite in touch with reality, and this nearly proved to be a most costly mistake for the young fellow. Panther was presented with an opportunity he just could not resist when I threw out several bags of freezer burned bread for the birds on the back lawn one winter's day. The local murder of crows came first, then yeilded ground to the local flock of seagulls.. but there was plenty to go round for everyone. Panther thought he was in cat-heaven as he slowly and carefully approached the unwary birds. In a blinding burst of speed he grabbed a juvenile gull.. jumping on it's back while attempting to sink his fangs into one wing. The surprised gull let out a yell and attempted to fly off.. cat on it's back. I don't know who was more surprised.. Panther or the gull.. as the bird rose in the air Panther baled-off, only to face the wrath of the adults of the flock. Thanks to his speed Panther was able to reach safety under a car while the gulls shreeked insults above. Meanwhile, from the safety of the diningroom window, Mao watched Panther's adventure unfold. It seemed as if he was chuckling at it all.
Panther took both crows and seagulls off of his list of prey that day.


~ Cat Sayings ~

~ The Soul of another is a mystery, and a cat's soul is even more so.
~Anton Chekhov

~ If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then a cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.
~Doris Lessing

~ The cat pretends to sleep that it may see the more clearly.

~ Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. There is more passing in their minds that we are aware of.
~Sir Walter Scott

~ If you want to write, keep a cat.
~Aldous Huxley


~ More Cat Sayings ~

~ Wherever a cat sits, there shall be happiness found.
~Stanley Spencer

~ If a cat had a dowry she would often be kissed.
~Irish proverb

~ When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her?
~Michel de Montaigne

~ If man could be crossed with cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.
~Mark Twain

~ The cat is a dilettante in fur.
~Theophile Gautier


~ Those Who Love Cats ~
Those who love cats which do not even purr,
Or which are thin and tired and very old,
Bend down to them in the street and stroke their fur
And rub their ears and smooth their breast, and hold
Their paws, and gaze into their eyes of gold.
~Francis Scarfe



Peppercorn is a pretty calico who likes to flurt with the boys.. no matter that she's been to the vets as well. Her main color is white, with a tabby mask that covers her ears and eyes, leaving a white muzzle and pink nose to look so very cute. She looks as if she walked out of a Japanese artwork. Her back has a calico-tabby splotch blanket over it, that extends to cover her tail in tabby stripes. She is a very pretty girl and she knows it. She has a coy way of wiggling her head that makes it seem like her neck is really a spring.


~ The Cat's Prayer ~

O my Master,
Do not expect me to be your slave, I have a thirst for freedom.
Do not probe my secret thoughts, I have a love of mystery.
Do not smother me with caresses, I have a preference for reserve.
Do not humiliate me, I have a sense of pride.
Do not, I beg,, abandon me, I have a sure fidelitry.
I'll return your love for me, I have a sense of true devotion.
~Belgian traditional



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