Thursday, November 26, 2015

Neil Gaiman

"I would like to see anyone, prophet, king of God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time."

Thursday, October 29, 2015

© Petros Koublis

Percy Bysshe Shelley

"When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even."

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015

English saying

"Dogs remember faces, cats places."

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Portuguese Proverb

"A house without either a cat or a dog is the house of a scoundrel."

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Wislawa Szymborska | Climb the walls?

Cat in an Empty Apartment

Die – you can’t do that to a cat.

Since what can a cat do
in an empty apartment?
Climb the walls?
Rub up against the furniture?
Nothing seems different here
but nothing is the same.
Nothing’s been moved
but there’s more space.
And at nighttime no lamps are lit.

Footsteps on the staircase,
but they’re new ones.
The hand that puts fish on the saucer
has changed, too.
Something doesn’t start
at its usual time.
Something doesn’t happen
as it should.
Someone was always, always here,
then suddenly disappeared
and stubbornly stays disappeared.

Every closet’s been examined.
Every shelf has been explored.
Excavations under the carpet turned up nothing.
A commandment was even broken:
papers scattered everywhere.
What remains to be done.
Just sleep and wait.

Just wait till he turns up,
just let him show his face.
Will he ever get a lesson
on what not to do to a cat.
Sidle toward him
as if unwilling
and ever so slow
on visibly offended paws,
and no leaps or squeals at least to start.

(translated by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ursula Andress

“I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that’s living.”

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lillian Johnson

"Some people say man is the most dangerous animal on the planet. Obviously those people have never met an angry cat."