For a cat, play can be a good way to get exercise or even just learn how to respect themselves and others. Kittens play all the time whereas adult cats may or may not play as they age. I don’t mind playing with cats as I know it’s good for them as it is for me too.
Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. There is more passing in their minds than we are aware of. —Sir Walter Scott
I know they tend to think a lot. I don’t know what they think about. To me they seem to be meditating on life, the universe and everything. I can’t determine anything more specific than that.
Cats are a tonic, they are a laugh, they are a cuddle, they are at least pretty just about all of the time and beautiful some of the time. —Roger Caras
Cats certainly make life easy when it’s hard. They can be cute when they do all sorts of antics. They are affectionate and cuddly. They are the best companions I could ever ask for.
When a cat is ready to fight, they have already hissed and growled. The last warning is a scream and then they attack. Cat fights are disturbing to listen to. Whenever one breaks out near me, I tried to separate the cats. Usually all I have to do is shout. The cats stop and pretend they weren’t fighting. If necessary, I will dump water on them or spray them with a hose. I know that will stop them.
It’s not good to let cats fight as they can hurt each other causing all kinds of wounds and torn ears.
Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes! —Theophile Gautier
Of course cats have souls. I know after living with cats for decades. I’ve looked and cats do stare without blinking. I know they look deep into others’ souls and the souls of humans. How else could they decide who will be their servants?
If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend, but never your slave. —Theophile Gautier
Cats aren’t slaves or property in any way. They know this. They do become fond of certain humans and befriend those they like. But cats never submit to humans as slaves or property. Cats still retain a simple dignity while bestowing their affection on those worthy of it.
In cat language a growl is worse than a hiss. The cat is getting ready to fight. Best to leave a cat alone when they are growling. Clearly they feel threatened and mean to defend themselves.
There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten. —Jules Champfleury
Kittens don’t think about the consequences. They just want an adventure and they do find it without trying very hard. They explore and learn all sorts of things. They are more observant than many humans I’ve known in my life.
If a cat did not put a firm paw down now and then, how could his human remain possessed? —Winifred Carriere
I love how humans think they can give cats rules to follow when in reality, it’s the other way around. The cats are laying down the rules and enforcing them in ways that most humans aren’t aware of. Cats can be adorable and purr. Two ways in which they enforce their possession of humans.
In cat language, a hiss is a warning. The cat is irked and wants to be left alone. It is only a mild warning.
Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them. —Jim Davis
Cats just don’t care what anyone thinks of them. They are that independent. Humans may worry about what others think and tend to hide parts of themselves to appear more socially acceptable. I’m not sure it’s good to deny parts of ourselves. I think it’s better to accept our whole beings — good and bad equally. Denial only makes things worse than they need to be. I think the cats are right to be themselves completely and fully. If we could do that, perhaps we would be happier and less likely to hurt others.
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through. —Jules Verne
Cats are certainly something special and mystical. They seem magical when they defy gravity as Bug Bunny can. They don’t act as if magic is something unreal, but something very real indeed. There is certainly magic in their purr.
A kitten is simply a baby cat or child cat. They are young and immature. They do grow up in about 1-2 years. They can be silly and want to play all the time. They may deny they are tired when they are quite exhausted. They can be quite cute and learn how to get what they want.
By associating with the cat, one only risks becoming richer. —Colette
Of course we are richer with love and affection from a cat. A cat’s blessing and approval are worth gaining as real riches. Who could say no to that?
Intelligence in the cat is underrated. —Louis Wain
Perhaps it’s because humans tend to underrate those who are quiet and thoughtful. Cats don’t feel the need to demonstrate their intelligence. They aren’t looking for approval from anyone. They know they can just be and that is everything to them.