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Sunday, April 29, 2007

"the cat" -- a book review from 1936

The French writer Colette loved cats. This is not a stretch. Writers do, a lot of the time. In the mid 1930's Colette wrote a slim novel titled The Cat, which was reviewed by Margaret Wallace of the New York Times.

Colette was the source of many well-known cat quotes:

--Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
--There are no ordinary cats.
--By associating with the cat one only risks becoming richer.
--Time spent with cats is never wasted.
--The cat is the animal to whom the Creator gave the biggest eye, the softest
fur, the most supremely delicate nostrils, a mobile ear, an unrivalled paw and a
curved claw borrowed from the rose-tree.

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