"Begin at the beginning,and go on till you come to the end: then stop." (Lewis Carroll, 1832-1896)

Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked."Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat."I don't know," Alice answered."Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

"So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. "Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!"

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

"Sieg Meow"

"Sieg Meow"
Image from: Cats That Look Like Hitler

From: ~ Fresh Pics ~ Hitler Cats
Some notable people who disliked cats:
  • Napoleon Bonaparte ~ Napoleon was once found sweating with fear and lunging wildly with his sword at the tapestry-covered walls. The source of his fear was a small kitten.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower ~ Eisenhower's loathing for cats was so great, he gave his staff orders to shoot any seen on the grounds of his home.
  • Adolf Hitler ~ Adolf Hitler liked dogs, he had a German shepherd called Blondi.
  • Johannes Brahms ~ One of Brahm's favourite forms of relaxation was to sit at an open window and attempt to kill neighbourhood cats with a bow and arrow.

Their dislike of cats is proof definitive that these people are inherently evil. I have my own "pet theory", (pardon the pun), as to why people dislike cats, but more of that at another time.

Some notable people who liked cats:
  • Victor Hugo ~ He was considered the greatest author in the history of French literature, wrote fondly in his diary about his cats.
  • Edward Lear ~ He was known for writing the famous limerick 'The Owl and the Pussy Cat'. Lear was devoted to his cat named Foss.
  • Abraham Lincoln ~ Abraham Lincoln's cat, Tabby, was the first of several White House cats.
  • Mark Twain ~ He kept eleven cats at his farm in Connecticut.
  • Michel de Montaigne ~ “When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her?”

Their love of cats is proof definitive that these people are inherently good. Now that I have that out of the way, why do people define themselves as "dog lovers" or "cat lovers" and why is this such a dogmatic, (pardon the pun), and passionate position for some people?


"Praise be to thee, O Ra, exalted Sekhem, thou art the Great Cat, the avenger of the gods and the judge of words and the president of the sovereign chiefs and the governor of the holy Circle; thou art indeed the bodies of the Great Cat." - Inscription on the Royal Tombs at Thebes



Blogger Arthur_Vandelay said...

Cats are much lower-maintenance than dogs.

And they have much better personal hygiene.

Ergo: I'm a cat person.

9/8/06 6:23 pm  
Blogger Dawn said...

Interesting question - I consider myself an animal person!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

10/8/06 1:10 am  
Blogger JahTeh said...

One of my favourite photography books is "Vavra's Cats". The cats and the quotes are a joy to the eyes. I don't mind dogs as company but cats are more challenging.

10/8/06 1:29 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE arthur:

I have all sorts of unsupportable theories as to why I think "cat people" are nicer people. But I might leave that to another post. :)

10/8/06 10:47 am  
Blogger JM said...

I used to think that you had to be one or the other, but I've discovered a newfound tolerance for cats thats been a bit of an epiphany. Still, I'd first consider myself a dog person....and you're right...I'm probably NOT nice. Thanks for checking out my blog; I love yours BTW!

10/8/06 2:43 pm  
Blogger Bronze Dog said...

Despite my pseudonym, I'm a cat person.

11/8/06 5:05 am  
Blogger Krystalline Apostate said...

Hey, you left out H.P Lovecraft, who was said to have sat in a chair w/a cat in his lap for many hours, since he didn't want to awaken it.
Also wrote "The Cats of Ulthar".

12/8/06 7:47 am  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

I like cats that think they're dogs.

ergo, I'm a Bird person.

20/8/06 12:30 am  
Blogger Jon Cox said...

Hahahaha, AWESOME facts! :o)

20/8/06 4:56 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE ra: I stand corrected. :)

21/8/06 11:40 am  

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