29 June 2007

News about Cats!

News from the WaPo: It seems we never domesticated them. They domesticated themselves - sort of. They simply moved in about 12,000 years ago when humans began to store agricultural products, which of course attracted rats, mice and other rodents. Looked good to the feral cats and they settled in. And never left.

So your nagging feeling that little Fluffy and Tigger were just using you - is absolutely correct. They are essentially ferals that have made the compromise of being cute so they can live off our largess, intended or not. Most often they do this by carefully training us to do those little chores they would do for themselves if they only had opposable thumbs.

Like opening tuna cans.


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