Thursday, March 08, 2007

TT #6


Thirteen Cat Proverbs

1) A cat goes to a monastery, but she still remains a cat. Congolese proverb
2) A house without a cat is the house of a scoundrel. Portuguese proverb
3) After dark all cats are leopards. Zuni proverb
4) Beware of people who dislike cats. Irish proverb
5) Happy is the home with at least one cat. Italian proverb
6) If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich. African proverb
7) One should not send a cat to deliver cream. Yiddish proverb
8) The cat is nature's Beauty. French proverb
9) Cats don't catch mice to please God. Afghan proverb
10) If you play with a cat, you must not mind her scratch. Yiddish proverb
11) Happy owner, happy cat. Indifferent owner, reclusive cat. Chinese proverb
12) The cat's a saint when there are no mice about. Japanese proverb
13) The cat who frightens the mice away is as good as the cat who eats them. German proverb

28 comments:

Christine said...

Love the Italian & Japanese proverb. Great post. I look forward to reading your entries each week.
My TT#5 is up too - all about nurturing the writing life with a couple of photos thrown in for good measure. Have a great weekend.

Raggedy said...

Great proverbs!
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
Thank you for your visit.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
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Raggedy

Tara said...

Those are really great! Mom wants to keep the list.
Tara

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

2) A house without a cat is the house of a scoundrel. Portuguese proverb

Agreed! Good Morning Kimo and Sabi! Thank you for sharing- these are great! Purrs

Caylynn said...

Terrific proverbs. #5 and 8 are certainly true! I like #4 and 11 as well.

Happy T13. :)

Tink said...

We have the same Italian proverb in our TT's! Great minds think alike, huh? I didn't know all the proverbs, always ready to learn new things!
Thanks for visiting my cat quotes TT. Greetz from Freyja & Bastet!

Daisy said...

Hmmm, I agree with all of those proverbs except #7. I think you should ALWAYS send a cat to deliver cream. That would be my favorite job. Oh, maybe that explains the proverb...

Duchess said...

I must admit, I am more of a dog person but my daughter has two cats and she loves them. Love the proverbs. Great list.

Dragonheart said...

The Italians, French and Chinese were all very smart people to come up with those proverbs! Terrific list! :)

Carmen said...

#4 and #5 are my favorites :)

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh, I love the kitty proverbs! Hee, hee, I asked Chairman Mao if he wanted to do a Thursday Thirteen this week, and he said, "No, I wanna do a post about me and my sisters, and I haven't got thirteen sisters." :-D

Hugs to you purr-ecious kittyboys!

HighlandAmy said...

Nice list of kitty proverbs!

Happy TT :D

The Meezer Gang said...

I feel as if I have acheieved my Yen state; very enlightening...

The Shrone said...

Me and the 6 beasties agree with #4. We've found through experience that those who don't like cats are people to beware of. Mr. Doo is pretty much the litmus test of anyone coming into the house. If he likes them then I know it's someone to be friends with.

Anni said...

Those are wonderful! Thanks for coming by my TT!

Sparky Duck said...

so why are you cats so reclusive?

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Excellent words of wisdom!

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Great List!!!!!

Sassy Belle said...

SUPER cute. love the proverbs. that's a great idea.

Alasandra said...

I enjoyed your list of proverbs.

Whiskers caught a cold and had to stay at the vets for awhile. ;>) He is fixing to come home. In the meantime it was nice to visit your cool cat blog.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Hmmm, yes we must agree. You should beware of beans who don't like cats. You should be very wary of doze who say dey like cats but don't haf any and don't play wif yoors when dey come to bisit. Momma sez doze beans iz lie-ars.

Fat Eric said...

Those are furry wise proverbs.

Thanks for your sympathy over my "weekend of starvation" trauma. I'm just checking back into the blogosphere after spending 4 days eating non-stop to make up for it!

Suzanne said...

here's another one for you: a cat (or two or three) is the visible heart of a home.

--suz

o'jeter harris said...

heer'z a proverb ...
hav catpawz... will travel. (jh)
luv--yerf grate frend--o'jete

Max said...

If #1 is a girl kitty, shouldn't she go to a nunnery instead? 'Cause if I go to a moastery, I wanna still be a boy kitty. Even though I don't have all my fun parts anymore...

Karen Jo said...

I like the proverbs. Thanks for posting them.

One of us said...

*applause* excellent proverbs ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko KO

Katie & Da Katz said...

Numburr 11 iz furry true...

Happy owner, happy cat. Indifferent owner, reclusive cat. Chinese proverb