Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Miz Allie Speaks Out About Some Cat History Facts


One of my favorite poses is sitting like my Mommy does, well maybe more like my Daddy. Meow...Now did you know that Ancient mariners believed that a cat's behavior could foretell a change in the weather. I always know when its going to rain. I just can feel it in my paws and I for sure don't go out back. Meow.....But on with the sailors who considered black cats unlucky since they were thought to bring bad weather. Good thing I'm not all black. Meow...Tortoiseshell cats were often held by seafarers to be lucky [ ohh my mom was a tortoiseshell cat, I do so miss her] and Japanese sailors in particular would carry a tri-colored cat aboard. They believed that such a cat could give early enough warning of an approaching storm for the vessel to return to port to avoid it, and would also send the cat up the mast to "put the storm devils to flight".
I think Mark Twain said it all when he said,
"If animals could speak the dog would be a a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much." -- MEOW....

3 comments:

Henry Helton said...

I really like reading about this. I feel smarter. I think that I like this Mark Twain guy. He seems very very smart!

Christine and FAZ said...

My goodness, I knew Mark Twain was smart but I never realised just how smart. Purrs FAZ

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Daisy said...

Those are some perfect facts since today is Pirate day! Miz Allie, I like your sitting position, you look very cute.