Just a little flight of fantasy article today after all the depressing declawing stuff lately. I must admit I needed to cheer myself up by writing this and designing the classroom poster.
I’ve often thought how nice it would be for cats if they could read. I think cats sleep a lot out of boredom more than anything else, especially strictly indoor cats and even more so declawed cats, because what else can they do all day?
A cat’s caretaker can only spend a certain amount of time playing with their cat and grooming him, cats have quite a short attention span, they don’t always want constant attention. They may look out of the window for a while but even that must get a bit boring.
We humans can lose ourselves in a book and forget for a while our worries and grief, reading transports us to anywhere in the world.
Do cats think? Sometimes it looks to me as if they do when they have a pensive faraway look on their faces. Human minds are occupied all the time, even when we are asleep our minds are busy dreaming. We know cats dream too, so if they dream, maybe they also think.
We know cats love books, well yes OK mostly to sit on, especially when someone is reading that book. I didn’t pose Jozef in the photo I took a while ago, I’d just left my book with specs laid on it, on the table, to make a cup of tea and there he was when I returned!
I did put the book by Walter and asked him nicely if he would pose for a photo, as you can see he didn’t co-operate, he merely knocked the book over.
He shares Babz bed at night and only allows her to read for so long before he marches up the bed and closes her book.
Could someone write a book in meow language? There are many different meows cat make, so first we’d need a meow alphabet.
Begin with the vowels: Meea Meee Meei Meeo Meeu
As for the consonants? Hmmmmm…….maybe not.
I don’t think we will ever fully understand feline language, so the lessons would need to be given by a feline teacher. But who would teach him first?
Would cats like stories about mice and bird and rabbits? Or about food and cat nip?
Imagine the adult cats literary class, it would be quite chaotic. The teacher cat would need a snooze after his dinner and the student cats would run amok.
Ruth aka Kattadorra
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