Friday, July 28, 2006

why cats rule the world

The role of cats in our daily lives is clear: they function in a supervisory capacity. For example, when there is a family event, they act as MC, immediately taking centre stage.

When there are creatures smaller and weaker than them in the household, they make sure that these small beings are protected from harm. Their vigilance is often around-the-clock.


When there are creatures larger and stronger than them in the household, they mete out discipline of the 'tough love' variety.

They even supervise the children's education, ensuring that the all-important evening reading is strictly adhered to.

And most people think cats are self-centred beings interested only in their own happiness!

20 Comments:

Blogger Cherrypie said...

Purr-fect Post.

*groan*

I know that's corny but I'm too excited to think of anything wittier. I just ordered my Didrooglie mugs everyone. Can't wait for the postman to come a-knocking. Then I'll be able to sip my coffee, contemplating my empty walls and trying to decide which Fabulous Small Art will go where when I'm wealthier. x

28/7/06 3:57 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Cherrypie: Have I told you that I love you lately? xxxxxxxxoooooooo

28/7/06 3:58 PM  
Blogger Rosa said...

I love it. Mine do the same. I love the pics, especially the one with the poor dog. Oh my gosh. That one is worth a million! ha

28/7/06 4:07 PM  
Blogger carla said...

You know what I admire most about cats? They always find the best seat in the house:> Meow!

28/7/06 4:24 PM  
Blogger CeCe said...

Poor dog!

28/7/06 6:08 PM  
Blogger Joyce said...

Cats: Keeper of the toilet, such a fresh water source!
I love my cats. They always make me smile. I love your post!

28/7/06 7:18 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

My Lily has kept us entertained for a couple of years now and hopefully many more.

yes prrrrrfect post

29/7/06 7:25 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

I never thought of it like that. My cat must rest assured that we're all doing things to his satisfaction. He does nothing but sleep all day.

29/7/06 10:32 AM  
Blogger Within Without said...

Having never been a cat person, always having grown up and loved dogs, I love this post.

M'Lady friend has a gorgeous white cat that has taught me something about his species and exploded all of my previous beliefs that they were greedy, temperamental, individual beings that were so independent they merely tolerated the people who housed them, fed them and loved them.

This is a beautifully affectionate feline that in a short time, I have grown to love.

I'm still all for dogs. But now I'm thinkin' it's got to be a house of dogs AND cats.

I still think they're finicky and even "Whitey" sunk his claws into me, although by accident.

But they're not the slobbering, dependent (although docile and obedient) things dogs are.

Meow and bow-wow will be my mottos when it comes to companions in the nut-house aside from humans.

29/7/06 10:56 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Rosa: the whole purpose of the post was so I could use that one photo. It was one of those one-in-a-millions. Thank God for my old SLR with its instant shutter!

Carla: 'Behind' every great man...

Cece: He got his own back ... trust me ...

Joyce: At least cats don't splash! But dogs -- now there's a reason to keep the lid shut!

Toni and Sally: Aha! There are unnamed cats lurking all over blogdom.

WW: You knew the post was facetious, right...?

I'm about the only person I know who is totally unbiased about the cat vs. dog debate; I believe they're like people and must be judged as individuals.

29/7/06 2:44 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Wasn't that last comment of mine just so pretentious?

29/7/06 3:05 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

Uhh, being a male, I'm pretty dense, but I figure I picked up on the facetious tone.

I guess I went beyond what you said and got into this sudden love affair I developed with this cat, like meeting a woman who you figure you can't possibly have chemistry with and then watching yourself be completely proven wrong.

Anyhoo, I'm completely an animal person. Even my goldfish and newts would sit, roll over and play dead.

29/7/06 3:09 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

WW: Next time you'll have to make the correct facial expressions and hand gestures. Yeesh. :) (That comment to you really was disgustingly smug, wasn't it? I can't believe I actually said it. I figure I'm allowed a few blonde moments in one lifetime)

29/7/06 3:12 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

What comment? What, ME worry? Don't you.

I didn't feel "smugged" or anything by whatever it was.

Going back to that density level(something on the thickness scale of a 2 x 6 sometimes), maybe I missed something...

But things I miss, I don't focus on. And if it's outta sight, it's outta mind.

Paint me something to make up for it.

29/7/06 3:22 PM  
Blogger susan said...

oooh fluffy! achoo!
love em, and as a leo i admire them from afar... but this is a cute post andrea.
long live the cats!

29/7/06 3:56 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

This is so funny and so true in every case! What wonderful photos! I'm going to send the link to my sons who will love it.

30/7/06 8:35 AM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

Such cute pictures! Viva cats!! How adorable they are!

30/7/06 7:44 PM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

You are so right. Our cat is also very 'vocal' about her position in the household (part Siamese).

My artist sister had a fabulous cat book published this last fall that follows the tenor of your post. You can look up "Rufus at Work" by Norm and Tory Taber on Amazon to see the cover. It is a nearly perfect picture book.

31/7/06 1:34 AM  
Blogger The Unknown said...

Great photos, great post. Nice.
love

2/8/06 4:21 PM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Hurray up Zappa! Zulu is going to scratch ya!!!!!!:) Cool pic, Andrea!

8/8/06 4:40 PM  

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