I have known, and loved, and studied many cats, but my knowledge of heralone (Pretty Lady, a cat) would convince me that cats love people--in their dignified,reserved way, and when they feel that their love is not wasted; thatthey reason, and that they seldom act from impulse.
a great and glorious country, where I can have such birds as these for the catching. Tame, too. I'll have one for breakfast."
So he crouched down, tiger-like, and crept carefully along to a convenient distance and was preparing to spring, when the large and gorgeous bird looked up from his worm and remarked:--
"Cut-cut-cut, ca-dah-cut!" and, taking his wives, withdrew toward the barn.
Mr. McGinty drew back amazed. "This is a queer bird," he seemed to say; "saucy, too. However, I'll soon have him," and he crept more carefully than before up to springing distance, when again this most gorgeous bird drew up and exclaimed, with a note of annoyance:--
"Cut-cut-cut, ca-dah-cut! What ails that old cat, anyway?" And again he led his various wives barn-ward.
Mr. McGinty drew up with a surprised air, and apparently made a cursory study of the leading anatomical features of this strange bird; but he did not like to give up, and soon crouched and prepared for another onslaught. This ti
I liked the book. It shows that cats are intelligent and make good companions. Also since the book was written in 1900, it gives an early glimpse into the breeds and cat shows of the late 1800's.
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