This weeks featured Cat Poems
Cat! by Eleanor Farjeon
Atter her, atter her,
Scatter her, scatter her
Treat her rough!
Git her, git her,
Catch her, catch her,
Don't miss her!
Run till you're dithery,
How she spits!
Can't she scratch!
Scritching the bark
Of the sycamore-tree,
She's reached her ark
And's hissing at me
Cats by Charles Baudelaire
They are alike, prim scholar and perfervid lover:
When comes the season of decay, they both decide
Upon sweet, husky cats to be the household pride;
Cats choose, like them, to sit, and like them, shudder.
Like partisans of carnal dalliance and science,
They search for silence and the shadowings of dread;
Hell well might harness them as horses for the dead,
If it could bend their native proudness in compliance.
In reverie they emulate the noble mood
Of giant sphinxes stretched in depths of solitude
Who seem to slumber in a never-ending dream;
Within their fertile loins a sparkling magic lies;
Finer than any sand are dusts of gold that gleam,
Vague starpoints, in the mystic iris of their eyes.
This weeks featured Cat
Of all animals he (the cat)
alone attains the Contemplative Life. He regards the wheel of existence from
without, like the Buddha. - Andrew Long
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. -
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of very, very long cat. You pull his tail
in New York and his head meows in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And
radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive
them there. The only difference is that there is no cat. - Albert Einstein
When a cat adopts you, there is nothing to be done about it except to put up
with it and wait until the wind changes. - T S Eliot
The smart cat doesn't let on that he is. - H. G. Frommer
Dogs believe they are human. Cats know they are God. - Stuart Macfarlane
I have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being is not the
ability to produce food which they take for granted - but his or her
entertainment value. - Geoffrey Household
The real measure of a day's heat is the length of a sleeping cat. - Charles
A cat isn't fussy - just so long as you remember he likes his milk in the
shallow, rose-patterned saucer and his fish on the blue plate. From which he
will take it, and eat it off the floor. - Arthur Bridges
This weeks featured Fun Cat
cat has a total of 24 whiskers, 4 rows of whiskers on each side. The upper
two rows can move independently of the bottom two rows. A cat uses its
whiskers for measuring distances.
A cat has approximately 60 to 80 million olfactory cells (a human has
between 5 and 20 million).
A cat has four rows of whiskers on each side.
A cat has more bones than a human; humans have 206, but the cat has 230
(some cites list 245 bones, and state that bones may fuse together as the
A cat in a hurry can sprint at about thirty-one miles per hour.
A cat is pregnant for about 58-65 days.
A cat keeps purring, no matter if it is inhaling or exhaling.
A cat sees about 6 times better than a human at night, and needs 1/6 the
amount of light that a human does - it has a layer of extra reflecting cells
which absorb light.
A cat's normal body temperature is 101.5 degrees F (38.6 C).
A cat's normal pulse is 140-240 beats per minute, with an average of 195.
A cat's sense of taste is keener than a dog's sense of taste.
A cat's tail held high means happiness. A twitching tail is a warning sign,
and a tail tucked in close to the body is a sure sign of insecurity.
A cat's tail plays a vital part in the cat's balance and in the "righting
reflex" that allows it to land on its feet after falling from a height.
This weeks featured Cats in
by Ron Burns