The essence of the domestic cat clamping down on a straw

This little video sums up the essence of the domestic cat. The bright eyes, the canine teeth, the beauty of the domestic cat and that indomitable desire to hunt, to kill and to survive. To clamp down on prey to break the vetebrae with canine teeth which can feel where the bones are. They are hunting machines. Yes, sure, for many domestic cats the desire to hunt has faded away somewhat but it is there, underneath, always present.

This charcoal black cat is a Scottish Fold judging by the ears. This is a popular cat breed right now, made popular by celebrities such as Taylor Swift who is a massive cat lover and who is constantly photographed with her cats. Cute as Scottish Folds are, remember that the genetic mutation which affects the cartilage which in turn causes the ear flaps to lie flat to the head can also affect other parts of the body to the detriment of the cat’s health and welfare. There are calls for this breed to be banned. That’s the harsh reality behind the funny and amusing.

It is peculiar that people like cat breeds created out of genetic mutations which make the cat less efficient. Flat ears must impair to a certain extent the wonderful hearing of the domestic cat. For many people the beauty of the cat is not in functionality but in appearance to the detriment of function. Strange for me.

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