Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other.
Never believe that animals suffer less than humans. Pain is the same for them that it is for us. Even worse, because they cannot help themselves.
With dogs and people, it’s love in big splashy colours. When you’re involved with a cat, you’re dealing in pastels.
Work – other people’s work – is an intolerable idea to a cat. Can you picture cats herding sheep or agreeing to pull a cart? They will not inconvenience themselves to the slightest degree.
There is something about the presence of a cat… that seems to take the bite out of being alone.
A cat determined not to be found can fold itself up like a pocket handkerchief if it wants to.
In my experience, cats and beds seem to be a natural combination.
Never ask a hungry cat whether he loves you for yourself alone.