Ruth aka Kattaddorra
The first article in the Cat Village series was: Would You Like to Live in A Cat Village?
and this led to: Cat Village
In which, in her comment, Caroline suggested we have a new page entitled ‘The Kattaddorra Test’ and I thought that might be a bit of a fun article.
So here it is:
To be welcome in Cat Village everyone must pass ‘The Kattaddorra Test.
Interviews will be carried out by a team of five experts from PoC who will question applicants thoroughly on their knowledge of cats. As we have more than five experts we will have to devise a rota so that it will be random whom applicants have to face, which expert will carry out the actual interview and which experts will listen to the replies.
To be allowed to live in Cat Village applicants must have five yeses from the panel. Don’t worry if you want to join us but you don’t know all there is to know about cats, our experts admit there is much to learn and the only condition is to be willing to do that.
The following questions are amongst some of those you will be asked and you only need to answer them truthfully:
- Are you a Cat Adorer? Maybe you say you love them or you worship them, it means the same.
- Do you believe a cat is for life, through good times and bad, part of the family, not to be disposed of like an unwanted possession?
- What is your opinion on declawing cats?
- Do you believe that cats deserve a healthy diet and veterinary care, even though you may be short of money would these be a priority?
- Should all cats be inoculated, neutered and micro chipped?
- What is your opinion on bathing cats?
- Do you believe that flea baths and flea collars are toxic and can make your cat ill or even cause his death?
- How long would you happily leave your cat on his own?
There must be many more questions to be asked, these are only a few I’d ask if I was conducting the interviews. What questions would you ask if you were on the Kattaddorra Test Panel?
Now I’ve been thinking of the PoC people who have both cats and dogs and it wouldn’t be very nice not to have them around, so maybe we need a Cat and Dog Village too, right next to Cat Village where people with well behaved dogs along with their cats could live.
I know a real softie of a dog who lives near us, her name is Rosie, she’s a King Charles Spaniel and she wags her tail at our two cats. So we must not discriminate against all dogs, only the noisy ones and the ones who chase cats.
Yes Cat Village and Cat and Dog Village could exist nicely side by side.