Cats have a lot to teach us about being human said Liz Miele, who believes that sometimes women have to “wait it out” because they are given “a lump like a man”. She feels that the male/female relationship could be better. She says in a video, which you can see by clicking on the link at the base of the page, that women are disappointed with men which is why they are sometimes drawn to cats.
And concerning cats she says that “it’s almost there”. She believes that with a little bit of love and training they can be a good pet; the pet that you want them to be. But sometimes it doesn’t work out because “you have this animal which kind of ignores you”. So she says you have to adapt but it is like having a pet which is “divorced from the beginning”.
Liz Miele has written a book about cats called, “Why Cats Are Assholes”. She believes that if a person doesn’t like cats it is because of the bad press that they sometimes get online. She believes that there is a lot of bad press online about domestic cats. But of course there’s also the exact opposite, a lot of videos of cats being very cute and affectionate. She says that it is up to each person to choose which video to believe.
She says that she’s always loved cats and she loves them for their flaws. And their flaws are part of their charm. She believes that cats are not the sort of pet that you want, not really, but it’s fun to put stuff on them like funny clothes. And she says that it is funny that they always look miserable.
“How can you not be brightened up by the fact that something looks so cute and so miserable all the time.” – Liz Miele.
And she believes that cats don’t love us and that they are tiny, adorable terrorists. She says that spending time with your cat teaches you how to spend time with people. She admits that she has lots of issues such as control issues. However, over a long period of time she has learned to accept her cat. And in learning to accept her cat she has learned to accept herself and the behaviour of her friends. In conclusion she has learned through cats to accept things that she cannot change in life.
THERE ARE SOME MORE PAGES ON CELEBRITIES AND CATS AT THE BASE OF THE PAGE
I have to comment on this because her views are flawed but there is one very good point about acceptance. Liz Miele is actually talking about herself. Pretty well everything she says about cats is reflected in her personality and her behaviours. She has learned about her flaws through her relationship with cats. And it is the behavior of people which often dictates the ‘strange’ behavior of cats. Or it is people’s misunderstanding of cats which leads to the belief that feline behavior is strange.
It is telling that she admits to having control issues. In other words, I take that to mean she likes to control the world around her including animals and people. And this appears to be the root cause of the problems that she has. But through cats she has learned to stop trying to control others and accept them.
This is great but I disagree with the title of her book. Cats are not assholes. The title is derogatory and presumably chosen because it sounds interesting but it is a cheap, thoughtless title in my opinion. She could have come up with something far more sophisticated like “Humans Learn Acceptance From Cats”. But that is boring. It reminds me of Jackson Galaxy’s “cats from hell” programme title which is also unfair on cats. It is abusing cats for human advantage.
In fact, I disagree with quite a lot of what she says. I know she’s joking but she describes cats as terrorist which is obviously incorrect and is not that funny either. And I don’t like the fact that she likes putting clothes on cats. That is not a good idea because it disrespects the cat. I know I am being the exact opposite to her i.e. being serious, but how we relate to domestic cats is quite a serious matter.
I don’t like the fact that she describes men as “a lump”. This goes back to her control issues. It is also indicative of her attitude. She has misplaced expectations so everything is disappointing to her and she wants to control and change things to make them better in her eyes. Not a good idea. This is where the acceptance of others has certainly improved her.
And cats are not always miserable. They have impassive facial expressions but that does not mean that they are miserable. This is a misinterpretation by her but I guess she’s just joking anyway. But is it a good idea to make jokes which are based on criticisms of the domestic cat? Is she not simply compounding the misunderstanding that a lot of people have of domestic cat behaviour?