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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cats



Sunday, January 27, 1884. -- There was another story in the paper a week or so since. A gentleman had a favourite cat whom he taught to sit at the dinner table where it behaved very well. He was in the habit of putting any scraps he left onto the cat's plate. One day puss did not take his place punctually, but presently appeared with two mice, one of which it placed on its master's plate, the other on its own.”

~Beatrix Potter, Beatrix Potter's Journal: Cats
   

14 comments:

DJan said...

Oh, that made me laugh! Share and share alike, I always say. :-)

TheChieftess said...

I love Beatrix Potter!!! This definitely made me laugh!!! I can picture my Mouser Kitty doing exactly that!!!

Patsy said...

We had a cat that would bring a mouse and lay it at the back door, she would mew until we came and thanked her.

Deb said...

:-)

Merlesworld said...

That was so sweet, they do bring you little gifts mine do.
Merle..............

Nellie said...

Oh! I love it!! Oliver doesn't seem to be at all impressed, however.:)

Janneke said...

What a funny story, I told it to my husband and we were laughing. In the past we had a cat which always went out through a basement window at about 3 at night to catch a snack. She often came back with a mouse which she brought to our bedroom......

Jill of All Trades said...

Sweet. We had a cat when I was a kiddo, Susie, who had no lower teeth and was no bigger than a minute but would have litters of sweet kittens and then drag field rats home to deliver to our front step for my Momma. Miss that kittie.

Winifred said...

Love that.

Happy Easter!

donna baker said...

Funny you should talk about cats today. My Midge, a calico with hair ten feet long, got an abscess from a mean old stray tom and I had to catch her, then take her to the vet and spend the money to treat and have her hair shaved off so she can come and stay in the house. She was the fattest and furriest cat around till I got back from easter with the kids. She's thin and they left a pom pom on the end of her tail. She looks pitiful. She's in now and will sleep with me tonite.

susanne said...

We had a cat who would kill ground moles and bring them to the back door for our approval. My friend had 2 large beautiful cats, the one would catch butterflies and come to the door with the wings fluttering outside her mouth. She looked silly, but oh how we hated to see her catch those little creatures that harmed no one. Thank you for coming to my blog and becoming a follower. I come here and see all these beautiful photos with little verses tucked neatly here and there are sweet to read. Hope you had a good Easter.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

L. D. said...

Farm cats would do that to feed their kittens, bringing up creatures that they had killed. Our Barney the border collie brings us his dog biscuits some times and lays them in our laps. It is a sign of a well fed dog when they give away food. Oliver is in great form today.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Love cats -- and yours is my favourite kind! -- and Beatrix Potter. Oh and your Wind in the Willows quote, which is so true - "tea and buns will make the world a better place."

MargoBowBells said...

Ahh....when a cat decides to love you, it will love you very well.