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3/17/10  “Who would believe such pleasure from a wee ball o’ fur?” is an Irish proverb. Happy St. Paddy’s Day!  Author Unknown

3/14/10  Today, March 14, is Pi Day.  Pi, approximately 3.14159, is the mathematical constant that represents the relationship between a circle’s diameter and circumference.  Happy Pi Day!

3/13/10  Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.  ~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

3/10/10  Springtime is the land awakening.  The March winds are the morning yawn.  ~ Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You

3/9/10  The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. ~ William James

3/1/10  In like a lion, out like a lamb.  Happy 1st day of March.  ~Author Unknown

2/16/10  I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.  ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

2/14/10  Grow old with me!  The best is yet to be.  ~Robert Browning

2/12/10  Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.  ~Author Unknown

2/11/10  Love is a symbol of eternity.  It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.  ~Author Unknown

2/8/10  Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!  ~Thomas Hood

2/6/10  There’s no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.  ~Wesley Bates

2/4/10  Are we really sure the purring is coming from the kitty and not from our very own hearts?  ~Emme Woodhull-Bäche, translated

2/3/10  Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.  ~Joseph Wood Krutch

2/1/10  No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.  ~Leo Dworken

1/31/10  If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up.  ~J.A. McIntosh

1/30/10  The kind man feeds his beast before sitting down to dinner.  ~Hebrew Proverb

1/29/10  I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.  It’s not.  Mine had me trained in two days.  ~Bill Dana

1/28/10  There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.  ~Ben Williams

1/27/10  I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.  A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.  ~Jules Verne

1/26/10  The cat is the only animal without visible means of support who still manages to find a living in the city.  ~Carl van Vechten

1/25/10  Kittens are born with their eyes shut.  They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives.  ~Stephen Baker

1/24/10  As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.  ~Ellen Perry Berkeley

1/23/10  The cat could very well be man’s best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.  ~Doug Larson

1/22/10  Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.  ~Pam Brown

1/21/10  There is something about the presence of a cat… that seems to take the bite out of being alone.  ~Louis J. Camuti

1/20/10  A catless writer is almost inconceivable.  It’s a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the typewriter keys.  ~Barbara Holland

1/19/10  Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.  ~Joseph Wood Krutch

1/18/10  There are two means of refuge from the misery of life – music and cats.  ~Albert Schweitzer

1/17/10  There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.  ~Tay Hohoff

1/16/10  In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.  Dereke Bruce

1/14/10  An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.  Martin Buber

1/13/10  Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.  George Eliot

1/12/10  Ever consider what pets must think of us?  I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul – chicken, pork, half a cow.  They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!  Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist

1/11/10  The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude.  Robert Brault


A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I’ve played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
Edgar Guest

1/7/10  One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this:  To rise above the little things.  John Burroughs

1/5/10  We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.  Edith Lovejoy Pierce

1/4/10  A kiss is a trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.  Ingrid Bergman

1/1/10  Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.  Oprah Winfrey

12/31/09  We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.  Edith Lovejoy Pierce

12/30/09  Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.  Hal Borland

12/29/09  Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve.  Middle age is when you’re forced to.  Bill Vaughn

12/27/09  Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round.  Jessica Archmint

12/24/09  Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.  Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby

12/23/09  Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.  Janice Maeditere

12/22/09  May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!  Author Unknown

12/21/09  Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.  Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

12/19/09  Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.  Laura Ingalls Wilder

12/18/09  Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!  ~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836

12/17/09  The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.  Burton Hillis

12/16/09  Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year – and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.  W.J. Cameron

12/11/09  Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.   Norman Vincent Peale

11/18/09  It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for.  He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire.  Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient.  But a thankful heart hath a continual feast.  W.J. Cameron

11/17/09  What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets.  I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?  ~Erma Bombeck, “No One Diets on Thanksgiving,” 26 November 1981

11/16/09  Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.  They are consumed in twelve minutes.%

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