Dog Quotes and Cat Facts
An extension of our popular, intermittent cat quotes feature, for those of
us who love and appreciate man’s best friend.
“If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . .
suggest that he wear a tail.” – Fran Lebowitz
“You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look
that says, `My God, you’re RIGHT! I NEVER would’ve thought of that!'” –
“Breed not a savage dog, nor permit a loose stairway.” – Talmud
“Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this – one dog
does not change a bone with another.” – Adam Smith
“If your dog doesn’t like someone you probably shouldn’t either.” – Unknown
“Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of
shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well.” – Bonnie Wilcox
“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.” – Gene Hill
“The more people I meet the more I like my dog.” – Unknown
“In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be
semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of
becoming partly a dog.” – Edward Hoagland
“I once decided not to date a guy because he wasn’t excited to meet my dog.
I mean, this was like not wanting to meet my mother.” – Bonnie Schacter,
Founder of the Single Pet Owner’s Society Singles Group
“A cat sees us as the dogs…A cat sees himself as the human.” – Unknown
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or
discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to
be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.” – Milan
“Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane.”
– Smiley Blanton
“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed
contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” –
“What kind of life a dog . . . acquires. I have sometimes tried to imagine
by kneeling or lying full length on the ground and looking up. The world
then becomes strangely incomplete; one sees little but legs.” – E V Lucas
“You may have a dog that won’t sit up, roll over or even cook breakfast,
not because she’s too stupid to learn how but because she’s too smart to
bother.” – Rick Horowitz
Quick cat facts
– Both humans and cats have identical regions in the brain responsible for
– A cat’s brain is more similar to a man’s brain than that of a dog.
– Cats do not have a collarbone, so they can fit through any opening the
size of their head.
– Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear (compared to human’s 6
muscles each). A cat can rotate its ears independently 180 degrees, and can
turn in the direction of sound 10 times faster than those of the best
watchdog. Cats’ hearing is much more sensitive than humans and dogs.
– In relation to their body size, cats have the largest eyes of any mammal.
Most cats do not have eyelashes. They see about 6 times better than a human
at night, and need 1/6 the amount of light that a human does due to a layer
of extra reflecting cells which absorb light. Recent studies have shown
that cats can see blue and green, but there is disagreement as to whether
they can see red. A cat’s field of vision is about 185 degrees.
– Cats purr at the same frequency as an idling diesel engine, about 26
cycles per second. Domestic cats purr both when inhaling and when exhaling.
– A domestic cat can sprint at about 31 miles per hour.
– The heaviest cat on record weighed 46 lbs. A kitten will typically weigh
about 3 ounces at birth. The typical male housecat will weigh between 7 and
9 pounds, slightly less for female housecats.
– Normal body temperature for a cat is 102 degrees F. A cat’s normal pulse
is 140-240 beats per minute, with an average of 195.
– Cats lose almost as much fluid in the saliva while grooming themselves as
they do through urination.
– Almost 10 percent of a cat’s bones are in its tail, and the tail is used
to maintain balance. The domestic cat is the only species able to hold its
tail vertically while walking. You can also learn about your cat’s present
state of mind by observing the posture of his tail.
– If a cat is frightened, the hair stands up fairly evenly all over the
body; when the cat threatens or is ready to attack, the hair stands up only
in a narrow band along the spine and tail.
David the Dogman