Friday, May 28, 2010
Venture Into The Mind of a Cat
I'll admit that I am not much of a "Cat Person". I've always been a dog guy ever since I was a toddler. Dogs are such social creatures, fun loving, man's best friend, etc. Cats are aloof, moody and...well...catty. I heard someone put it this way. Dogs have owners, cats have staff.
You may be wondering, if I am such a dog person then why do I have a cat? The truth is, we didn't choose this cat, this cat chose us. About 10 years ago I was playing with the kids at a park near our home. This tiny little kitten about six weeks old came wandering up to us and the kids started playing with it. Pretty soon it was time to leave and we started to walk to our car. Unfortunately this little kitten followed us all the way to the car. I put the kids in the car and walked the cat back to the other side of the park. Then I ran to the car and pulled away. As I was driving away, I looked in the review mirror and there was that little kitten running down the middle of the road after us. I stopped the car, opened my door and scooped the kitten up without even unbuckling my seat belt. I haven't been able to get rid of it since.
But that is not really the point of this blog post. My point is to give you a little peak into the mind of a cat. The inner workings of a cat's brain is very complex and I doubt we will ever fully understand how they think, but I am going to give it a try.
CAT: "It's the middle of the night and everybody is sleeping so soundly. I'm not tired because I spent the entire day sleeping on the couch. This seems like the perfect time for me to "Meow" at the top of my lungs for about 5 minutes straight, or at least until the boss throws a shoe at me."
CAT: "Hmmmmm...that was fun, but now everybody has gone back to sleep. Since the boss was in such a good mood last time I woke him up, I think I will go over there and scratch on his bed post."
CAT: "Okay now THAT was fun! Did you see the boss stub his toe on the corner of the door while he was chasing me out of the room? It doesn't get much better than that."
CAT: "Well it's daytime and everybody is gone. Even though I have been using the litter box my entire life, I think I'll just take a shit right here in the middle of the carpet. I love it when the boss comes home and starts yelling."
CAT: "Wow, they've been gone a long time. I think I will use the litter box this time, but then when I have all that cat litter sand all over my paws, I'll go sit on the kitchen table and look out the window."