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 Thursday May 26th 2016Tim Candler9


      One argument has for a long time suggested that a species has an essential nature and because a species has an essential nature it is unable to act outside of its nature. The Cat is a prime example, but a Cat will bring a small, living, furry four legged creature in from outside, release it and so long as the creature remains inside the domicile The Cat will take no further notice of it, consider it a nervous house guest. For my part, I don't share The Cat's idea of hospitality, and I have to wonder whether this discordance between my idea of hospitality and The Cat's idea of hospitality might have something to do with who introduced the small furry four legged creature into the house. Had I done so there's a strong chance The Cat would be all fur and tail rushing around the living areas attempting to dispatch the new house guest.



      It's the case that when it comes to Cats your correspondent has always been very low on the Totem Pole. I remember the Ice Cream Cat, he wouldn't let me enjoy an ice cream in the comfort of my own chair unless I shared at least half of it with him, he was particularly fond of Vanilla. And too, there's always been a sense amongst Cats, a part of their world view I guess, which requires them to deny me any title to sit on my own chair. All very well saying "Just pull yourself together and move The Cat" but that's a huge mistake for us lower beings. The more successful strategy is to find another chair to sit upon, pretend to be blissfully comfortable, totally content, not in the least upset and wait a Cat out. The point being if you make too much fuss about your own chair, it becomes a battle of wills, and when it comes to a battle of wills Cats win.


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