9 Quotes for Respect Your Cat Day 2023

We are celebrating cats today (again) because in 1384 King Richard II of England banned eating cats. Keeping pets for other than their hunting, defending value was not common at that time, however the king was reported to have a a pet greyhound dog, even allowing it to sleep on his bed. He was only at 17 at this time (but already a king for 7 years, and a suppressor of the Peasants’ Revolt at 14). But enough of history, today is about cats.

Robert Chrystal

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons. – Robertson Davies (1913-1995)

Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance. – Dan Greenburg (1936)

If you want to write, keep a cat. – Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer. – Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. – Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. – Ellen Perry Berkeley

The cat lives alone. He has no need of society. He obeys only when he wishes, he pretends to sleep the better to see and scratches everything he can scratch. – Francois Rene (1768-1848)

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. – Hippolyte Taine (1828-1893)

Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, the cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms.” – Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007)

This is Day 9 in the #100daysOfThoseDays. The series was started by Christine and Gloria and uses the “National/Global Something” of a particular day as the basis of the post. You can choose your own, and posting doesn’t have to consecutive.

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