Our Sunday Cat and Dr. Johnson

One of Dr. Johnson’s well-known witticism contains an odious comparison of a woman preaching and “a dog walking on his hind legs: one doesn’t expect it to be done well–the wonder is that it is done at all.”  But change the comparison to that between the dog and a cat playing a piano, and one can bestow a certain charm on it.

And the sequel, in which it seems her style has developed:

The early roar is due to purring, not to a motor cycle leaving.

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