How the British handle their cats!
This is a slightly naughty video because it was taken from my television and the television company should not be showing the video really because YouTube took it off the internet as it was a breach of copyright!
Phew..anyway here is a part of it (in poor quality as it is third generation). The video throws up some nice questions about how the British handle their cats. By “handle” I mean treat or relate to the domestic cat.
What is good and bad about this? First the football match is a premiership match. This means a top of the range match. The players are all millionaires and there are 50,000 spectators. In this instance the match is between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs). These are both very long standing football (soccer in the USA) teams of prestige. Manchester United is probably the world’s best known football club. It is valued at about £1.3 billion pounds (GBP).
The man in the black tracksuit who looks and smiles is Kenny Dalglish MBE, the Liverpool manager. He is a legend in Liverpool and football generally. The goalkeeper is not British and he behaves really nicely too.
How did this grey tabby and white domestic cat get on the football pitch where there are 50,000 spectators and 22 players and lots of security and barriers etc.?
This seems to be a symptom of the laissez faire attitude to letting cats outside in Britain. It is natural but it can be and is not infrequently dangerous. This supports the argument for keeping cats inside. I was frightened for the cat but….
The players leave the cat alone. No one forces themselves upon the cat which might have resulted in defensive aggressive behavior on behalf of the cat leading to more trouble.
The cat wanders to the edge of the pitch where a steward picks up the cat gently, strokes the cat to calm him and her and it’s over. No damage. No problems.
Did you hear the commentator say that a black cat brings good luck? Nice one. Very positive. In other parts of the world the black cat brings back luck.
Just thought I would show you this. I made this page at speed but I think this video shows a positive side to the English way of life.
I am blowing the British trumpet and why not? We get enough knocks.
Note: the video may be deleted in due course….you know why.