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2016-07-13 / Columnists

Pets, Pets, Pets

Sprinkling some Petpourri to beat the heat. These are famous quotes about cats and dogs. Certain quotes may be familiar. See how many ring true to you. Here goes:


*If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat… Mark Twain

*If you want to know the character of a man, find out what his cat thinks of him…Anonymous

*God made the cat in order that man might have the pleasure of caressing the lion…Fernand Mary

*No matter how much the cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens…Abraham Lincoln

*Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia… Joseph Wood Krutch

*Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow…Jeff Valdez

*Cats are mysterious beings …You never know if they love you or if they condescend to occupy your house. This mystery is what makes them the most attractive beast… Paul Moore

*There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats...Albert Schweitzer

* I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through… Jules Verne

* Time spent with cats is never wasted…Sigmund Freud

*A cat can purr its way out of anything…Donna McCrohan

* A cat isn’t fussy – just so long as you remember he likes his milk in a shallow, rose-patterned saucer and his fish on a blue plate. From which he will take it, and eat it off the floor…Arthur Bridges


* Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole…Roger Caras

*I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons….Will Rogers

* No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich…Louis Sabin

* To err is human, to forgive, canine…Author Unknown

* You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, `My God, you’re RIGHT! I NEVER would’ve thought of that!’… Dave Barry

* My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am…Author Unknown

*Dogs are miracles with paws...Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

*The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog...Ambrose Bierce

*A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than yourself…Josh Billings

*The Pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor…Margo Kaufman

*I wonder if other dogs think Poodles are members of a weird religious cult…Rita Rudner

*Dogs have masters. Cats have staff…Anonymos

For Adoption: “BLAZE” is a tornado survivor. When a twister decimated his town in Appomattox County, VA last winter, this sweet Treeing Walker Coonhound was trapped under the debris of his family’s trailer. His front leg was so mangled it required amputation very high up.

His family relocated because their losses were so great. Soon after, they were forced to surrender him to Amherst County Humane, a transport partner with Last Hope.

Now “BLAZE is at Wantagh at Last Hope, 3300 Beltagh Avenue, seeking a doting home. He is 3-4 yr old, calm and very deserving of the best life has to offer. Call 631- 671-2588.

“SINATRA”, a mostly white cat with sparkling blue eyes, was rescued after suffering bite wounds. He’s 2-3 years old. If you are looking for a cat in your lap, help with your desk work, a walk-in-front-of-you type of cat, then “SINATRA” is your guy. He’s at Babylon Shelter (631-643-9270), 51 Lamar St., W. Babylon.

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