It was a difficult conversation.
Researchers in the U.K. had “proven” that cats have no real attachment to or affection for their owners.
Indeed, their research has concluded that cats believe humans to be insipid, ignorant, tools whose only worth is in what they can feed them.
Cats do not like us and could care less whether we live or die.
When we clean up after them when they use our house as a bathroom, they believe it a sign of conquest over us.
All signs of feline affection are merely ruses carefully thought out by the beasts to deceive us so we will keep feeding them.
If we were smaller, they would slay and devour us as well.
Dogs, however, (according the the scientists) truly love and appreciate their human masters.
The gig is up, Miss Kitty… science has revealed your true motives.
I read the article to Miss Kitty as she laid on my lap, purring and feigning affection and contentment.
She, of course, denied the allegations.
She also directed my attention to another “scientific” study that showed that cats actually believe people to be kin…larger versions of themselves.
Thus, the need to groom us when we haven’t done so properly and the donation of fresh kill to us in case the Whiska’s run out and we all starve together.
This, she purred, is the true belief of cats and one that she holds to personally.
It saddened her to think that we would believe that cats would despise humans when humans are made in the image of cat.
She also noted the folly of someone spending research money to prove what can’t be proven.
Some things can’t be proven…they can only be experienced.
She then groomed my eyebrows and went back to sleep.
Despite what the scientists believe, I believe my cat.
The point is irrelevant…because I love my cat despite it’s faults and mixed motives.
I’ve experienced the love of cat.
Man wasn’t made in the image of cat, but in the image of God…who we love imperfectly with mixed motives.
He loves us even when we feign affection for Him.
He loves us even when we try to manipulate Him for our own ends.
He even loves us when we metaphorically use His house as a bathroom.
We did slay Him…
He loves us anyway.
We love Him because He first loved us.
Just like me and Miss Kitty…
Go ahead and purr…
I am glad you cat loves you.
Mr. Noodles, on the other hand, is an assassin.
1. I was sitting at my desk one evening last week, working intently on my stamp collection. I was oblivious to everything except trying to distinguish one Spanish monarch from another. After a few hours, I tried to get up to stretch and could not move. What’s this, I asked myself? I looked down and discovered that my legs were tied to the chair with some green twine. On closer inspection, the entire room was festooned with green twine and I was only able to extricate myself by means of scissors. Mr. Noodles was watching from the chair, eyes glinting. I think his next move was to set the house on fire, knowing I could not escape.
It’s the middle of the night and time for this old lady to powder her nose. I get to the door only to discover that *someone* has cleverly laid a broom across the door at shin height, causing me to narrowly avoid crashing to the floor. Guess who was sitting one the chair by the door, eyes glinting in amusement?
Just yesterday I was coming into the kitchen from the garage and you will never guess who leaped in front of me with the sure intention of knocking me off the cement stairs. (This has happened numerous times.)
I also suspect him of poisoning the butter but I have no proof.
He just needs a little attention…or he’s an assassin. 🙂
There is just so much I love about this. I can almost hear her purring.
Dogs have owners. Cats have staff…er, family.
Cat saves abandon baby
What a purrfect TGIF!
Both cats and dogs are capable of love. The dog gives it automatically, whereas a cat makes you earn it.
I own a breed of dog that has been said to possess many cat-like characteristics: a Shiba Inu. He’s the perfect blend of canine and feline.
Clearly all cats are wired like young male humans.
Paige! The surly cat pictured in your link looks exactly like Mr. Noodles. And I see he thinks in terms of assassination as well.
Personally, I’m not a big cat fan, though our cat is a sweetheart and low maintenance. I like dogs, but my wife doesn’t so that effectively ended my having dogs as pets 🙂
I like our backyard chickens, they’re a hoot (or a cluck?) Petunia rules the roost and the 4 act like a coordinated team to fend off robins and the occasional hawk. They ran off the rabbit…but they reached a detente with the cat.
Xenia is totally correct. As the target of several cat assassination attempts I can say: Cats are evil and dogs are the best thing God invented. Yup. (even though Lilly insists on peeing in my bed) Yup.