To gain the friendship of a cat is a difficult
thing. The cat is a philosophical, methodical, quiet animal,
tenacious of its own habits, fond of order and cleanliness, and
does not lightly confer its friendship.
If you are worthy of its
affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave. He
keeps his free will, though he loves, and he will not do for you
what he thinks is unreasonable; but once he gives himself to
you, it is with such absolute confidence, such fidelity of
Gentle eyes that see so much,
Paws that have the quiet touch.
Purrs to signal "all is well"
And show more love than words could tell.
Graceful movements touched with pride,
A calming presence by our side.
A friendship that takes time to grow
Small wonder why we love them so.
Your cat will never threaten
you popularity by barking at three in the morning. He won't
attach the mailman or eat the drapes, although he may climb the
drapes to see how the room looks from the ceiling.