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The Cat Ladies: Mark Twain & kitty
Mark Twain and Kitten || Samuel Clemens (1835-1910)
Samuel Clemens, pen-name Mark Twain, is one of the best-known American authors and humorists in history, most famous among many other works for writing the books The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its even more acclaimed and revered ‘sequel’ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain also penned numerous short stories and essays, and was described by William Faulkner as “the father of American literature,” a label that few seem to debate. Mark Twain was also rather besotted with cats. In 1898, Twain’s relationship with his cats was reported “Twain would call the cats to ‘come up’ on the chair, and they would all jump up on the seat. He would tell them to ‘go to sleep,’ and instantly the group were all fast asleep. They would remain so until he called ‘Wide awake!’ when in a twinkling up would go their ears and wide open their eyes.”
Mark Twain with his cat "Huckleberry"
"When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade without further introduction" - Mark Twain
Stray Cat Alliance - Building a no kill nation, one stray at a time. "When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade without further introduction" Mark Twain
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Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Found out he was my distant cousin. Too bad I didn't get a more snappy sense of humor. ;P
Some people scorn a cat and think it not an essential; but the Clemens tribe are not of these. - quoted in "UC's Bancroft Library celebrating Mark Twain," San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 2, 2008 Mark Twain and cat friend.
Mark Twain on Cats . . .
mark twain and cat
I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the "lower animals" (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man.I find the results humiliating to me ~Mark Twain
“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” — Mark Twain
#Vintage #image of Mark Twain and a kitty.