On our recent retirement-celebration cruise, we marveled at all the cats of the Mediterranean. It seems that everywhere we went we saw cats lounging. Cats on window sills, doorways, sidewalks, alleys. Since we are cat lovers, I thought I’d share some of these felines with other cat-lovers. Enjoy…
Rub my belly! Pet me, look at me, love me.
“What greater gift than the love of a cat.”
― Charles Dickens
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
~ Winston Churchill
“Never try to out-stubborn a cat.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love
Mediterraneans Love Their Pets
A random water bowl… A sure sign that very friendly people live on this Greek island.
“Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.”
― Mary Bly
“Cats are cats . . . the world over!
These intelligent, peace-loving, four-footed friends- who are without prejudice, without hate, without greed- may someday teach us something.
-James Mackintosh Qwilleran”
“We need cats to need us. It unnerves us that they do not. However, if they do not need us, they nonetheless seem to love us.”
― Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
This black cat looked exactly like ours. I accused 007 of cheating on O’hara. But like most cats, he completely ignored me.
“Time spent with a cat is never wasted.”
“To err is human, to purr is feline.”
― Robert Byrne, The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
Felines and Canines
I know I’ve mixed the lines with the nines! But, this canine had my heart at hello! Only 3 legs, but ran happily beside his master .
“You can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats his dog….”
― Peary Perry, Manuel Muldoon
“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” This little guy has figured that out!
― Robert A. Heinlein
“One day I was counting the cats and I absent-mindedly counted ‘these two’.”
― Bobbie Ann Mason, Shiloh and Other Stories
Wishing you a purrrfectly pawsome day!