Tuesday 12 October 2021

A Cat's Instincts

Reading my posts you may have thought I don't much care for the old man and the old woman. You couldn't be further from the truth. They are my family so I tease and torment them. But I would throw myself at a rabid Rottweiler to save them. It's instinct.

Instinct explains a lot of  feline behaviour. Domestication of hoomans by cats was largely a success but because of the cat's instinct for hunting and killing, our points of view sometimes differ. For some reason, hoomans don't like cats depositing decapitated mice on the duvet in the middle of the night. Go figure. 

We also have the instinct to communicate. Hoomans are somewhat dim compared to cats and find it hard to learn cat language, although they can understand a few basic commands, like "food", "pet me", "leave me alone or I'll sink my teeth into the closest part of your anatomy" - so that's something. We can understand everything they say. It's just that we mostly choose to ignore it.

Well, people, all this writing has made me exhausted so I am now off to indulge my instinct to sleep.

Night night - for now. I'll be up again at 4am.

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  1. So eloquently put Toffee. You are a very clever cat :-)

  2. I know you love them, but I enjoy reading your rants about them. :) XO