Good Morning to humans everywhere and especially to Sue, my paws down favorite. Today I am in a reflective mood, pondering the mysterious intersection of the feline life and the human life. It is a wonderful intersection indeed, though not always easy.
We get along well most of the time yet we are different in many ways. This requires that we cats make continual adjustments to satisfy peculiar human inconsistencies and foibles. (It is obvious that we are the ones to make the adjustments, at least if we aspire to indoor living.)
For instance, I have yet to understand the human aversion to the natural feline sharpening of the claws. It seems to me their own claws would become much more useful if they practiced this habit as well, rather than remaining purely decorative. Many surfaces exist throughout the house for this purpose. If only they could see this! Alas they are unwilling to learn in the smallest matter! And so I am forced to use the inferior small posts inside, saving the most rigorous scratching for the trees outside. Speaking of outside, it is certainly a puzzle that so many food sources go unclaimed by them. We felines learned long ago that anything living and smaller than ourselves is good for food. (The hunting itself provides invigorating exercise.) They also seem to be untrainable in this.
Fortunately I have big brother Tiger to help me understand these matters. He reminds me that felines and humans are not the same species and this alone explains much of the challenges we face.
(Read Tiger’s story for yourself in the link below.)
He has also taught me that when the going gets tough inside, I must demand to go outside. There I can spend time in the wild alone, or with my own kind. A few hours thus spent solves most of the problems.
And so I sign off,