Writers and Cats~


We recently took in an unusual barn kitty, the part Siamese offspring of a tabby mama.  A tiny runt, Pavel (pronounced Pabel) was half the size of his robust litter mates.   We’re told he was born pink and hairless, so must have been a premie.

Feisty,  we guess that’s how he survived, this determined little guy can be very sweet and purry when he so desires and has brought much pleasure  into our life.  I particularly like it when he cuddles with me.  Mostly he wants to play and practice his pouncing.  Our two older cats Percy and Minnie Mae are gradually adjusting to him, although relationships have been strained.  They were once the new kid who had to gain acceptance among the ranks.  I tell them sometimes you just need a kitten.

“It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens.” ~Cynthia E. Varnado

“A catless writer is almost inconceivable.  It’s a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the typewriter keys.”  ~Barbara Holland

(Pavel and my little pom poo Sadie Sue sitting with me as I write).

“The cat could very well be man’s best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.”  ~Doug Larson

“There has never been a cat
Who couldn’t calm me down
By walking slowly
Past my chair.”
~Rod McKuen

“I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.  It’s not.  Mine had me trained in two days.”  ~Bill Dana

“If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up.”  ~J.A. McIntosh

“No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.”  ~Leo Dworken

“Kittens believe that all nature is occupied with their diversion.”  ~F.A. Paradis de Moncrif

*Images by daughter Elise

8 responses to “Writers and Cats~

  1. Caroline Clemmons

    If my husband were not sensible enough to rein me in, I would have a dozen house cats. As it is, I have two. One, Sebastian, was the runt of ther litte, but is now huge. I don’t mean fat, I mean long and tall. He follows me around and sleeps on a corner of our bed most of the night. Our other cat is Bailey, a shy apricot tabby, who stays in my office.

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  2. I love hearing about your wonderful cats. My hubby has also objected strongly to the accumulation of felines, or I too would have many more. Cats are sacred to our people–that would be me and the girls.

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  3. He’s such a cutie. I had cats for years, Mitzi, then Josh, then Wendy. A move to FL in an apartment forced us to give up our adorable Wendy. I still feel guilty.

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  4. So that’s why I’m a cat person!

    Of course, I need to wait till I can afford one, but I will own a cat one day.

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  5. Aww how sweet. I love cats! I have 5 fluffballs. Charlie, Squeaky, BearBear,Cashew, & the baby Garfield(but; I really think this one has ADHD..lol). My kitty growning up was named Fluffy so lived for 21 years. Loved your post.

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