C S Lewis on Animals

C. S. Lewis had some lovely things to say about animals in his Letters to an American Lady. “I will never laugh at anyone for grieving over a loved beast. I think God wants us to love Him more, not to love creatures (even animals) less. No person, animal, flower, or even pebble, has ever been loved too much–i.e., more than every one of God’s works deserves.”

In another letter he wrote, “We were talking about cats and dogs the other day and decided that both have consciences but the dog, being an honest, humble person, always has a bad one, but the cat is a Pharisee and always has a good one. When he sits and stares you out of countenance he is thanking God that he is not as these dogs, or these humans, or even as these other cats!”

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