Saturday, 14 February 2009

This is a thank you - with permission

To the biped hands of the Post IT Cat that sent me a letter in the post.


Dog, n A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship. This Divine being in some of his smaller and silkier incarnations takes, in the affection of Woman, the place to which there is no human male aspirant. The DOG is a survival - an anachronism. He toils not, neither does he spin, yet Solomon in all his glory never lay upon a door-mat all day long, sun-soaked and fly-def and fat, while his master worked for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail, seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition. Ambrose Bierce 1842 - 1914



The Ocelots have allowed this, because they realise that had Ambrose been defining a Cat, the entry would have been shorter by 7 words in the first sentence. There would be no need for the third sentence and there should be a replacement of 2 words in the last sentence.

But it was near and far enough to amuse them. And cats can start sentences with but.

And with and.


PB

2 comments:

One Who Knew said...

The Devil's dictionary -n. A very good book bought for me by my monopod. Gout is awful, my poor pet.



Cat n. A soft indestructible automaton provided by Nature to be kicked when things go wrong in the domestic circle.

No more words need to be added to this definition.

I would by my Monopod one - but he wouldn't be able to kick it.

I have been naughty. I should read this gift more often.

Sarah said...

Hmm Ocelots are with Victoria now.

Knavish gender trickster,
buy bye by ;-)