I have discovered a very sad lack here at WordPress – you can’t insert a picture in a comment! Now, normally, I would not want to insert a comment, but my Cats have a pressing need to convey their feelings about a story I read yesterday. (You can read the original story, written by Hugh Roberts, called “Needles” here).
Now, my cats do not read, at least I have never seen them doing it, their lives being composed of draping themselves comfortable over the seat outside, rolling in the gravel, curling in a ball and sleeping under the Hebe plant in the garden, following sedately behind me when I wander in the garden, the occasional half-hearted attempt to catch a turbo chook – oh, and eating. Eating and sleeping, napping, snoozing and dozing.
Yep, no books are visible at all in the exhaustive list of events! Therefore I conclude they are psychic (which should come as no surprise to those of us lucky enough to offer shelter and sustenance to them, as they always know when it is mealtime) and read my mind (after I read the story) and DID NOT approve (spoken in the Royal voice).
So, they knew! They knew the terrible secret of the story, they knew and very NOT amused.
Limpet, she of the soft mottled grey, is a youngster, half blind and skittish with it. Her response was to bound effortlessly straight up the tree to save her from the fate of Molly. Happily she came to her senses and realised that I had not been to India, so she reversed shortly after.
Rara is a much older cat, of a certain disposition, and with definite ideas about appropriate content. She has indicated to me that she would like to discourse with the author about his story – in great depth, with the idea of
clawing pointing out certain passages that she felt were entirely too familiar with her internal arrangements.
(Hugh, I recommend an immediate move to outer-outer-Outerland, and perhaps a change of name!)
So, there you have it. Cats are people too. (Oh, excuse me Rara, I certainly did not mean to infer that you are part of an inferior species …. really … NO really … there is no need for you to do that – please, stop it with the claws … look, if you don’t remove your claws I’m not getting you tea tonight …..yes, I apologise, I will never call you human again). Sigh, Cats!