How much easier to make pets of our friends' weaknesses than to put up with their strengths.
Author: Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco Nationality: English
b. 26 February 1897
- d. 7 April 1945
It is remarkable, in cats, that the outer life they reveal to their master is one of perpetual confident boredom. All they betray of the hidden life is by means of symbol; if it were not for the recurring evidence of murder - the disemboweled rabbits, the headless flickers, the torn squirrels - we should forever imagine our cats to be simple pets whose highest ambition is to sleep in the best soft chair, whose worst crime is to sharpen their claws on carpeting
Author: Robley Wilson, Jr. Nationality: English
Its easy to understand why the cat has eclipsed the dog as modern America's favorite pet. People like pets to possess the same qualities they do. Cats are irresponsible and recognize no Literatureity, yet are completely dependent on others for their material needs. Cats cannot be made to do anything useful. Cats are mean for the fun of it.
Author: P. J. O'Rourke Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947