Gut Rumbles

January 06, 2006

say it ain't so!


Mark Twain is one of my favorite writers. I truly idolized the man until I read these quotes. Now I can't sleep.

Mark Twain was a cat-lover? Say it ain't so!


And this link will keep you up all night TONIGHT, because as you can see, it was from his home in CONNECTICUT that he wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, as well as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn...

I have visted his home (in Hartford CT) Its really quite impressive and you really can feel the man's presence as soon as enter, its as if you have stepped back in time...

Posted by: Ruth on January 6, 2006 07:12 AM

Obviously a kitten huffer.

Posted by: Yogimus on January 6, 2006 07:15 AM

Just Shit!

Posted by: James Hooker on January 6, 2006 07:19 AM

He is choking that kitten in the pic.

Posted by: Florida Bill on January 6, 2006 07:57 AM

Everyone has a weakness.

Posted by: james old guy on January 6, 2006 08:41 AM

What are you doing surfing around on quote pages? Maybe that's why Sam was so much better at writing than you. No Internet!

Another wise man said:
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
--Sir Winston Churchill

Cats suck! So move on. :>)

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on January 6, 2006 09:05 AM

Check out the URL below.

Posted by: Gerald Williams on January 6, 2006 09:16 AM

All your base belong to us, Rob.

Posted by: Laurence Simon on January 6, 2006 09:49 AM

Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.
- Notebook, 1894

By what right has the dog come to be regarded as a "noble" animal? The more brutal and cruel and unjust you are to him the more your fawning and adoring slave he becomes; whereas, if you shamefully misuse a cat once she will always maintain a dignified reserve toward you afterward--you will never get her full confidence again.
- Mark Twain, a Biography

Ah hahahahaha! Ain't it so Mister Clemens, ain't it so! The very truth of God, spoken as clearly as a ringing bell.

Posted by: Desert Cat on January 6, 2006 10:14 AM

Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat.

Yea, but that doesn't mean we should stop thwapping them.

Posted by: Yogimus on January 6, 2006 11:37 AM

I dunno. From the look on his face I suspect he's thinking, "Barbecue sauce, or Worcestershire?"

Posted by: McGehee on January 6, 2006 12:33 PM

I dunno.....barbecue or worcestershire, I dont think it would matter. My father (along with fellow POWs) in Nazi Germany killed and cooked a cat, and he said it was like eating rubber bands......(And he also said that they often joked about how nice it might be if they could get their hands on one of the German Shepherd dogs that the German soldiers and guards used when patrolling the camp) But alas, they never did.....

Posted by: Ruth on January 6, 2006 12:42 PM

Well, as long as it ain't mayonnaise.

Posted by: McGehee on January 6, 2006 12:55 PM

Sounds like he knew quite a bit about a little pussy

Posted by: GUYK on January 6, 2006 01:21 PM

There's a face formed on the bottom right-hand side of the rock between the blades of grass. If it was crying, you could'a sold tickets to all the Catholics.

Posted by: Tessa on January 6, 2006 01:23 PM

Have you ever though about doing a story on Sirius Sattelite Radio? I believe you could blow Howard S. further out into space, because you are good!

Posted by: Comedian Vinny Romano on January 6, 2006 01:59 PM

Rob will consider it, although only if gets to take me along as his Robin Quivers-sort-of-side-kick.....LOL...

Posted by: Ruth on January 6, 2006 02:05 PM

Have you read the new biography of Twain? I bought it the day it came out and it is the best book I've read in ages. I believe the author is Ron Powers (I'll have to go check the bookcase). I could not put the book down, that is how great a bio it was!

Posted by: A Different Kim on January 6, 2006 02:53 PM

You gotta admire an animal that makes YOU wait on it hand and foot. You can call for a dog to come and he'll do it. You can call for a cat to come and he'll look at you like, "Wanna pet me mothafucker than you come over HERE."

Gotta love that just a little.

Posted by: sandy on January 6, 2006 03:03 PM

Aye Sandy! And I counted 4 cats (that Mark Twain had) I have 5...and counting.....(I still want an all black one) So, I am one up on old Mark...and soon to be MORE than ONE up on him.....

And...last night, it was a COLD NIGHT here in Connecticut, and so five cats makes for a TOASTY bed....

Posted by: Ruth on January 6, 2006 03:11 PM

awe, come on man.
you'll be okay
take a deep breath
lick your paw, rub it over your face
there don't you feel better
purrrrr a little
yup you're okay.
now where's that catnip toy.

Posted by: speckledpup on January 6, 2006 03:13 PM

I've read Mark when i was young... somewhere about 12-14 years old... Now i prefer something like Edgar Poe or Stephen King... but it's always good to go back in childhood :)

Posted by: Nataly on January 6, 2006 04:30 PM

I adore Twain but I don't know how you can look at that little kitten and not melt. They're so cute when they're babies. If they stayed tiny and amusing I'd have 3 or 4 scampering around the house to entertain me. Nothing cuter or funnier than a pack of little kittens playing together in my book. Better than television without cable.

They don't get demanding until they grow up.

Posted by: Libby on January 6, 2006 05:21 PM

"The trouble with a kitten is that --
It eventually becomes a cat."
--Ogden Nash

Posted by: Cop 1 on January 6, 2006 05:30 PM

Admit it. Twain looks more like a cat than a dog. He has the attitude of a cat.

Posted by: WitNit on January 6, 2006 06:36 PM

You can call for a cat to come and he'll look at you like, "Wanna pet me mothafucker than you come over HERE."

Odd. My cats will frequently come to me when I call them. Not always, mind you. They *are* cats after all.

Posted by: Desert Cat on January 6, 2006 10:29 PM

"He 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, remaining so until
he called "Wide awake!"

When's the last time you saw somebody order a cat around? They're too dumb to be trained so much as dogs but a cat can learn quite a bit if you don't just spoil them. I used to have a cat trained to wake everyone in the house on command. It'd go sit next to their head and purr and if they didn't get up it'd meow at them. They'd get up and it'd move on to the next one. Stupid shit got itself hit by a car.

Posted by: shane on January 6, 2006 11:47 PM

with animals, you need to make a peculiar sound, different for each species. I can make a squirrel noise and, in childhood, I could make the various bird sounds because I was in the woods all the time (slept outdoors, too). for cats go psss-psss, for a squirrel go ckkk-ckkk in your cheek, for birds whistle the melody. they will respond. -but noone in Gods' kingdom wants to be ordered around.

Posted by: adele on January 7, 2006 05:18 PM

My cat prefers the rattling sound of a packet of turkey lunch meat.

Posted by: Tessa on January 7, 2006 08:23 PM
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