"A dog is a prose, a cat is a poem."
-- Jean Burden
"One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home."
A cat can purr its way out of anything.
-- Donna McCrohan
"As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows,
enormous patience with the limitations of the human mind."
This one is for Scott:
"I put down my book, The Meaning of Zen, and see the cat smiling into her fur
delicately combs it with her rough pink tongue.
Cat, I would lend you this book to study, but it appears you have already
She looks up and gives me her full gaze.
Don't be ridiculous, she purrs, I wrote it.
-- from "Miao" by Dilys Laing