One night, returning home, much intoxicated, from one of my haunts about town, I fancied that the cat
avoided my presence.
They seem only to exist so that cats
and dogs may gain credit for killing them and chemists make a fortune by inventing specialties in poison for their destruction.
You have 'eard of men who cannot endure the society of a cat
--how they cry out and jump in the air if a cat
is among those present.
We were, as I have said, returning from a dip, and half-way up the High Street a cat
darted out from one of the houses in front of us, and began to trot across the road.
On his lips was the soothing, purring sound that the great cats
themselves made when contented and happy.
I like decent cats
reasonably well; but I don't like beasties of your complexion.
Trotting around the wheel-house to the shady lee-side of it, he came upon his fate; for be it known that Captain Duncan possessed on board in addition to two fox-terriers, a big Persian cat
, and that cat
possessed a litter of kittens.
In another moment the lithe and shadowy figures of the cats
appeared noiselessly in the red light, answering their mistress's call.
I began to feel sorry for Hubby, dog my cats
if I didn't.
I reckon you're a kind of a singed cat
, as the saying is -- better'n you look.
had made acquaintance with a mouse, and had spoken so much of the great love and friendship she felt for her, that at last the Mouse consented to live in the same house with her, and to go shares in the housekeeping.
got up and stretched herself, and came and sniffed at the basket.
They had not gone far before they saw a cat
sitting in the middle of the road and making a most rueful face.
was made of glass, so clear and transparent that you could see through it as easily as through a window.
But this time I was pretty sure of an hour or two to myself; for Matilda was preparing for a long ride, and Rosalie was dressing for a dinner-party at Lady Ashby's: so I took the opportunity of repairing to the widow's cottage, where I found her in some anxiety about her cat
, which had been absent all day.