Having become a zealous convert to the feline of the species a few years ago, I’ve noted the most annoying habits of cats:
1. Mew head off for human to come to them & when human does, haughtily walk away in opposite direction
2. Come forward only for food. Walk backwards when human tries to get all friendly!
3. Like the eel, slip out of humans grasp as they attempt to catch them
4. Mew head off when disillusioned human goes away…
Annoying habits & yes, cats rule over their human slaves.
“Plonk yourself anywhere” – Rule #27, Cats Code of Conduct
Beyond one kitten, another…
Tiger with his sister Pepper.
A dramatic tale in sepia.
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It is confirmed.
All forms of human entertainment – drama, theatre, cinema can trace their origin to cats.
Cats have played a phenomenal role in helping develop the acting skills of human beings.
You can see where actors & actresses got their perfect expressions from.
The art of emoting.
Be it that special look in the eyes or that just-so-right tilt of the head.
Those swooning scenes where the actor passes out & people rush to get the smelling salts, were learnt from these.
Pepper demonstrating a swoon.
How to show affection & yet maintain a cool distance by looking the other way.
Ever wondered why Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical was called Cats?
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From Gus: The Theatre Cat by TS Eliot –
“I have played,” so he says, “every possible part,
And I used to know seventy speeches by heart.
I’d extemporize back-chat, I knew how to gag,
And I knew how to let the cat out of the bag.
I knew how to act with my back and my tail;
With an hour of rehearsal, I never could fail.
I’d a voice that would soften the hardest of hearts,
Whether I took the lead, or in character parts…”
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When my cats aren’t happy, I’m not happy.
Not because I care about their mood but because I know they’re just sitting there thinking up ways to get even.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley ~
Come to think of it, every time I pop out to see what my bunch of five are up to, they are mostly asleep.
Not light nap nap types. But real deep deep sleep.
they will wake up in order to
make their sleeping position even more comfy
to get some food
sharpen their hunting skills by crouching & jumping at a passing tiny fly.
The flies almost always escape their craftiest moves.
It’s a bright world out there.
New day for you,”
says my cats,
“time for us to sleep.
Got to get that rest
to catch a fly.”
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My kitten was spotted cosily asleep in the dustpan.
Until of course I rudely interrupted to take her picture.
Her thoughts: Damn these human beings & their gadgets. Won’t let a cat have any peace.
Mama Mia found a cosy nook to get a nap.
Uninterrupted for a change.