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Inspired by cats and dogs

Dawn Armstrong
Lake Tahoe Humane Society and SPCA

Cats Sleep Anywhere

Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair.

Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge.



Open draw, empty shoe, anybody’s lap will do.

Fitted in a cardboard box, in the cupboard with your frocks.



Anywhere! They don’t care! Cats sleep anywhere.

– Eleanor Farjeon

When I play with my cat, how do I know that she is not passing time with me rather than I with her? – Michel de Montaigne

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

– Albert Schweitzer

The smallest feline is a masterpiece. – Leonardo da Vinci

Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them. – Jim Davis

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

What greater gift than the love of a cat? – Charles Dickens

A home without a cat, and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat, may be a perfect home, perhaps; but how can it prove its title? – Mark Twain

The Dog

The truth I do not stretch or shove

When I state that the dog is full of love.

I’ve also found, by actual test,

A wet dog is the lovingest.

– Ogden Nash

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace. – Milan Kundera

I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts. – John Steinbeck

My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet. – Edith Wharton 

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. – James Thurber

Let sleeping dogs lie. – Charles Dickens

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. – Ben Williams

I am I because my little dog knows me. – Gertrude Stein

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. – Colette

Provided by the Lake Tahoe Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to help “Keep Tahoe Kind.”

– Dawn Armstrong is the executive director of the Lake Tahoe Humane Society and SPCA.


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