The Feline Quotable Series – A Cat is to be Admired

One look at Zoey is all it takes – there are simply no further words needed to do justice to this quote by the late author, Georgina Stickland Gates.

Dr.Georgina Stickland Gates (1896 – 1981) was born in Brooklyn, New York and received a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 1919. She was an assistant professor at Barnard, retiring in 1934. Her book, “The Modern Cat: Her Mind and Manners,” was published by Macmillan in 1928.  Source: The New York Times.

It is of note as well, that the spelling of her last name remains somewhat inconsistent in the usage of this very popular cat quote. I have seen it spelled “Strickland” with an “r” as well as “Stickland” without the “r.” Her obituary is spelled without the “r” as well as her listing in The Cat Fanciers’ Association Foundation library. If anyone has an actual copy of this book, I would be very interested in how her name is spelled in print as the author.

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  1. 8GR8CATS says:

    She certainly is admirable! That’s fur sure!

  2. Bernadette says:

    Ah, there is nothing like the sun to bring out the inner beauty in all cats…

  3. STUNNING and with the quote, PURRFECTION

  4. Jet says:

    Hey, it’s Jet here. I’m not the biggest feline fan, however, Mom says, she’s beautiful. Puffy and Fluffy probably would want to ask her on a date!

    • Deb says:

      Hey Jet – at least you are honest! Thank your Mom for us and Zoey is very flattered that Puffy and Fluffy would want to ask her on a date!!

  5. Layla says:

    A perfect model. Purrs from Florida!

  6. That is an exquisite photo — just breathtaking. She really does look like she is saying, Go on, admire me. You know you want to.

    • Deb says:

      MOL Julia… she is so beautiful that I am powerless not to look at her! The quote was so purr-fect that I had to use it with her!

  7. meowmeowmans says:

    That’s just … purrfect! A beautiful photo, and the quote seems tailor-made to go along with it. 🙂

    Thank you so much for sharing our “please vote” post in Facebook. You are such a thoughtful friend.

    Big hugs to you all!