... on being a cat... (Purdey, Symes and Wright - part 11)

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... who is fooling who?

Submitted: July 31, 2012

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Submitted: July 31, 2012



… on being a cat… (Purdy, Symes and Wright - part 11)


Peter Hunter



Our humans often make the mistake of thinking we do not understand what they are saying…

… particularly silly because if they really knew - we could not so easily 'play dumb' and pretend we do not understand when they are scolding us for some imagined misdemeanour such as knocking a Chinese vase off a shelf…

… no playing dumb and innocent is easier - just waiting until their tone of voice becomes loud enough to feign fear and rush outside, leaving the human feeling guilty and then resorting to bribing us, calling pitifully with offers of tuna or some other treat…

… humans are so easily fooled…

Do they not realise that really belong to us - not the other way round.  They exist to serve us, look after our every need and buy us treats, rewarded by our purring and shows of affection that only get us more and more goodies. We can even spend most of the day sleeping in the best, sunniest places - with them believing that we are awake most of the nights guarding the house from any unwanted vermin…

… as long as we take in the occasional mouse as a present…

… the strategy works…

and even then we are rewarded… life is good being a cat…




© Peter Hunter 2012


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