Puss, with delight beyond expression,
Surveyed the scene and took possession.
For years scientists have pondered the reason
purr. There is no great mystery here. A cat purrs when it
is caressed, and purring is a cat's way of expressing its
gratitude for the love and affection it receives from you.
Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic
valve device for dealing with happiness overflow.
Monica Edwards (English writer)
Once it has given its love, what absolute confidence,
fidelity of affection! It will make itself the companion of
your hours of work, of loneliness, or of sadness. It will lie
the whole evening on your knee, purring and happy in your
society, and leaving the company of creatures of its own
society to be with you.
What fun to be a cat!
Christopher Morley (American writer)
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing
of the origin and destiny of cats?
Henry David Thoreau
I've met many thinkers and many cats,
but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
When I play with my cat, who knows whether
she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her?
Michel de Montaigne