Cats Make the Man


Although Marley and Me author John Grogan clearly loves dogs, he tipped his hand when it came to revealing which species he believes is more intelligent. “Cats will outsmart dogs every time,” he has said. Famous men have been weighing in on cats throughout history. See if you can match the man to the quote.
Answers are available in the June 2020 issue of Tufts Catnip.


1. Mark Twain a. I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
2. Leonardo da Vinci b. There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
3. Jules Verne c. I simply cannot resist a cat….They are the cleanest, cunningest, and most intelligent things I know.
4. Albert Schweitzer d. What greater gift than the love of a cat?
5. Charles Dickens e. The smallest feline is a masterpiece.


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