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Inscrutable or just a bit daft?

They do say that the Chinese are inscrutable don’t they! Confucius wisely said this and that when not saying much at all didn’t he?

I tend to think that the Chinese inscrutability of Confucius and his modern day pals is probably down to problems in translation rather than anything err… Confucianian!

The Chinese masters of the world and translation

Does this picture prove my point?

Confucius said. “Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.” I’m sort of with him on that after the confusion over a bit of grass.

About the Author

The Cat Portrait2

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”

I would like to tell you all about something new and rather nice that you can get from the Apple iBooks store, no not ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book you have been able to get that for ages, no something else rather wonderful. You can get John Woodcock’s brilliantly illustrated book the first in the series called ‘The Trams of Prague’

This heavily illustrated books created especially for iPads, Pods and Phones called Tram No 6 is the Naughtiest of Trams and it looks amazing.

If you would like to get this exceptional book the easy way, just click on this link:
Trams of Prague – Tram No6 is the Naughtiest of Trams

Don’t forget dear cuddly readers one and all that my translator’s heavily illustrated book has just been made available at the iBookstore or iTunes – what was it with Steve Jobs and all of the ‘i’s’?

To get whizzed straight to the store whatever it’s called just click on the picture of the cover of that wonderful book below.

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Temptation And Patience

There are so many things in life that offer such adorable temptation and I know for humans it must be worse because you have all sorts of stuff that you can gorge on, indulge in and debase yourselves with when you want to – it’s obviously a talent most Cats envy.

Happily us Cats or is that we Cats? Who cares! We rely on our ability to resist temptation and we do this by employing our endless patience, consider what Confucius would have said about the picture below.

Sometimes the temptation

Must be read in a fake Chinese manner:

“The Sparrow is tempted to peck the sleeping Cat and his temptation will get the better of him. The sleeping Cat is patiently waiting for the Sparrow to peck him and his rewards will be greater.”

You can of course add a crunching sound here depending upon your need for accuracy tee hee.

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