Last week I did a post on Victorian trade cards featuring dogs as people so it’s only fair that this week we look at the cats. This demure lady to the left could be in a Jane Austen novel, I think – love her hat.
“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
“The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal – or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be.” ― Elizabeth Peters, The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog (I love her books, by the way!)
But I am a cat, and no cat anywhere ever gave anyone a straight answer.” ― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn
The Victorians seemed to enjoy putting three nearly identical animals on trade cards. I’ve seen frogs on bicycles, dogs running…but I liked these three industriously sewing cat-ladies best.
“That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.” ― Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing
“There are no ordinary cats.” ― Colette