Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fun Friday

We mentioned Mark Twain earlier this week, which reminded the mom of some of the fun things he did with kitties.

He taught his cats to jump up in a chair
on the command "Come Up"
and at the words "Fast Asleep" to "fall asleep".

When he told them "Wide Awake"
they would "wake up".
Pretty smart kitties!

It looks like these kittens are in training for "Come Up".


He loved playing billiards with a kitten in a corner pocket.  It brightened his day and mood.
 
One summer vacation he solved the problem of having no cats around by renting a litter of kittens.

He also enjoyed having a kitten or two in his coat pockets.

Anyone who judged a person by whether they liked cats is cool in our book!  We wonder if there were computers back then, if he would have had a blog.  He certainly had enough kitties for one!

I don't know who is standing with Mark Twain,
but they both are carrying cats and 
have kittens on their shoulders.

"When a man loves a cat, I am his friend and comrade
without further introduction."

"If man could be crossed with the cat 
it would improve the man, but would deteriorate the cat."

Finally one more thought from Mr. Twain, "A home without a cat - and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat - may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?"  Definitely our kind of person!

Have a great weekend, dear furriends!  Purrs!

***  UPDATE  ***
For those of you collecting Blog of the Year Award stars, click here to get the art for stars 2 through 6.
We didn't know about this site yesterday when we posted about it.

26 comments:

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

If Mark Twain had owned a computer, LOLcats would probably have better diction! MOL, but then, they might not be quite as funny..

The Island Cats said...

We think we woulda like this Mark Twain guy!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

If the internet had existed more than 100 years ago, Mark Twain would have definitely had a cat blog to add to his other accomplishments.

Prancer Pie said...

We think our Mommy just fell a little bit in love with Mark Twain. MOL!

Marg said...

I had heard that Mark Twain was nuts about cats. Don't know if I like the kitties in the pockets of the pool table. That might hurt. But great post. Thanks for all that info.

Pat Hatt said...

He sure gave kitties a good name and at least brought us some fame.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Loved Mark Twain. After reading your post I love him way more!
Thank you for the kind comments on my blog and book!

Kjelle Bus said...

Me too think I would have liked Mark Twain !
And I´m pretty sure his cat´s would have had a Blog if there hade been computers in his time :)

Oskar said...

Wow, we didn't know all of that cool stuff about Mr. Twain. Thanks for sharing.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

da tabbies o trout towne said...

twain iz one rockin dood...hay, tell yur mom if her likes theeze; ta checks out this site sum time; its way kewl two...

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Marilia said...

Lovely post!

Cole Cat said...

Mr. Twain has certainly been our Mom and the Dad's cat owner role model! What a guy! Purrs...from your friends at Colehauscats.com

Pee Ess: We've linked back to your site for the starry award. Looking forward to seeing all your stars lit up! Extra purrs...

The Furries of Whisppy said...

What a great guy Mark Twain was! And yup, a lot of it has to do with his love for cats. :)

Julia Williams said...

What a fun post! Mark Twain sounds like my kind of man -- a Cat Guy through and through!!

meowmeowmans said...

You know, we always DID like that Mark Twain. Now we LOVE him! MOL! Thanks for such a fun and informative post, sweet pals.

Oh, and thanks for the info about the stars, too!

HUGS!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Thank you so much for this fabulous post! We never knew all of that about Mark Twain! Just more reasons to love him even more!

ABBY said...

LOVE this post.
We knew Mark Twain loved cats but these pictures are priceless.

meowmeowmans said...

OH, we almost forgot! We are awarding you a star for YOUR Blog of the Year award. : )

Katie Isabella said...

I knew he loved cats and I have always been a fan of his many works but this is one of the best blogs and set of pictures ever. Carl approved.

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures of Mark Twain! We had never seen them before!!

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

Mr. Twain was OBVIOUSLY a man of Distinction! Great post!

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Love this. Twain lived on a property near me and wonder where these pics were taken.

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

Mark Twain was a cat person indeed :) xox

Daisy said...

I never knew any of those things about Mark Twin... what a cool dude he was!

Katz Tales said...

Well, I always liked his books! Esp the story of the devil, Mephistopheles.

rumpydog.com said...

June Buggie agrees! But what's wrong with having a dog or two thrown in for good luck?