Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mark Twain & Cats

“When a man loves cats, 
I am his friend and comrade, 
without further introduction."
                             Mark Twain
“I simply can’t resist a cat, 
particularly a purring one. 
They are the cleanest, cunningest, 
and most intelligent things I know, 
outside of the girl you love, of course.” 
                                    ~Mark Twain

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I am sharing one of my favourite authors,
a wise and wonderful American who 
told great stories and also loved cats!

Linked to: Cat Thursday/Cats & Authors

19 comments:

  1. really cute. :) i knew about hemingway and his cats. didn't know about twain.

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  2. I love that Mark Twain was a cat lover! These are great. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. What a great quote and picture!

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  4. Twain also liked to play billiards, including with his young friends. The rule was, if a kitten was asleep in one of the pockets, that one was off limits, which made for very interesting games!

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  5. I've always liked that about Mark Twain - he was a cat lover!

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  6. I wonder if he owned any? I remember this fact about him though. Love that you featured it.

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  7. Cats ànd men...a great combination!

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  8. Every time I see those photos of Mark Twain with the kittens, it makes me smile.

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  9. Well, hey, I learn something new every day!

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  10. I didn't know that Mark Twain was a cat lover. Thanks for sharing that with us.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  11. I did not know he was a cat lover. I should have figured with his intelligence and quick wit that he was.

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  12. great people have great cats thanks for sharing have a great day

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  13. A wonderful writer who had a true appreciation for cats! That makes him extra-special to me! His "Diary of Adam and Eve" is one of the most delightful things I've ever read! :-)

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  14. I always loved Mark Twain and I love him more knowing about his love for cats ... good choice, McGuffy Ann ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  15. I always liked Mark Twain as a writer. Then I found out he was a cat lover, and liked him even more! :)

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  16. I love this post! Mr. Twain was a very wise man.

    Sorry I haven't been around much lately, it is the cats I use for an excuse. We have our last spay/neuter event of the year coming up this week and once it is over maybe I can get back to blogging, at least for the rest of the year.

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  17. I love that he was a cat lover. Almost makes up for him dissing Jane Austen. LOL! Seriously though, I have always loved his writing.

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