Quotes About Cats And Mice

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The dog wags its tail only at living things. A tail wag, the equivalent of a human smile, is bestowed upon people, dogs , cats, squirrels, even mice and butterflies. - but no lifeless things. A dog wont wag its tail to its dinner or to a bed, card, stick, or even a bone.
— Jean Craighead George —

The house-cat is a four-legged quadruped, the legs as usual being at the corners. It is what is sometimes called a tame animal, though it feeds on mice and birds of prey. Its colours are striped, it does not bark, but breathes through its nose instead of its mouth. Cats also mow, which you all have heard. Cats have nine liveses, but which is seldom wanted in this country, coz' of Christianity. Cats eat meat and most anythink speshuelly where you can't afford. That is all about cats.
(From a schoolboy's essay, 1903.)

— Helen Exley

Dogs deserve proper names."
"Cats, too?"
"Cats are entirely different. They catch mice.

— Julia Quinn

Starting with mice, cats, and going up the evolutionary scale of animals.

— Michio Kaku

It is very seldom," the young man said at last, "that dragons ask to do men favours."
"But it is very common," said the dragon, "for cats to play with mice before they kill them.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

I brought the birdcages to the windows.
I opened the windows, and opened the birdcages.
I poured the fish down the drain.
I took the dogs and cats downstairs and removed their collars.
I released the insects onto the street.
And the reptiles.
And the mice.
I told them, Go.
All of you.
And they went.
And they didn't come back

— Jonathan Safran Foer

Cats do not keep the mice away; it is my belief that they preserve them for the chase.

— Oswald Barron

It's as if cats live in a seperate universe that takes up the same space as ours, but is full of facinating things like mice or sparrows or special TV programs that we can't see.

— Barbara Kingsolver

The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.

— Mahatma Gandhi

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