Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stuff-I-Like: #3 Cats

How can you not like cats? Indeed, any resistance is futile in the face of a little fluffy creature that roll up on your knees and purrs from joy. Cats are loving, playful and charming companions.
But its about more than being cute. They are sophisticated, sleek, attractive, graceful... no wonder the Egyptians were floored!

They are independent, keep themselves clean, and won't tolerate being put on a leash. Cats exude an air of superiority that makes those who share their lives with them feel privileged.They have a mind of their own that you want to respect rather than to subdue.

If you like cats and have one near you, you'd love to spend time watching it, as they live in their own world that is closely bound up with ours, but doesn't go round our world. You can feel a unique sense of unanimity and trust which it suggests by rubbing its head against your leg.

The air of mystery about them, the way they walk, silently but not slowly, their agile bodies that will climb anywhere, go through anything, and whatever happens, will always land on their feet. Quiet as they usually are, a meow is the most calm animal sound known to mankind, next only to the purr. Ah, the purr... Nothing could be more relaxing to me than the gentle rumbling of a contented kitty.

And indeed, many cats manage to reach places the most ambitious of men can't dream of ;)

You can be a cat's owner but not its master.

Fun fact: The weirdest cat on record was a female called Mincho who went up a tree in Argentina and didn't come down again until she died six years later. While treed, she managed to have three litters with equally ambitious dads.


1 comment:

Sourav Ray said...

Seems you also have one as pet :) Yup they are cute but they wont pay attention to you ;)