White Shepherd Playing With Cat
Everybody knows the meaning of the phrase “They live like a cat and a dog” - they live badly, bark, bite, scratch, in a word - they scandal. At the same time, for some reason, it is believed that the dog is stronger than the cat and in their confrontation the cat has no chance of winning. Is not it? Here is what the great English writer Jerome K. Jerome wrote about this:
“We ... were returning from our swim, and halfway down the High Street, a cat jumped out of the gate and was about to cross our path. Montmorency let out a cry of joy — the cry that an old warrior utters when an enemy falls into his hands; a cry, which Cromwell must have uttered when the Scots began to descend the hill, and rushed after the prey.