Saturday, November 14, 2009


Cats will be cats, and cats will be cruel,
Cats can be callous, and cats can be cool,
Cats will be cats, remember these words:
Cats will be cats and cats eat birds.
"Facts About Cats" - Timbuk 3

I guess there are worse things in life than devoting ones life to a cat. After all, they can't provide for themselves and they can't look after themselves - other than the occasional tongue cleaning or scratching post maintenance.
Like those personal ads that proclaim "Likes dancing." Name me 3 guys who would dance if it weren't for women dancing. Can't do it. I also "like fine dining." Big deal, who doesn't? Run an ad that says "Likes mediocre dining" and see what kind of responses you get.
I don't think we know what we want, which is why the divorce rate is so high. Otherwise, we'd hook up for life like our miserable parents did. Of course, the job market wasn't as high for mom as it is for new-mom, so that says a lot - but still...
There are a lot of worse things to do with our lives than to make life comfortable for a shelter cat, and I guess I'm doing that for the second time in my life, which is more than I can say for the women I've met along the way.
He sleeps at my feet, follows me around and generally pays attention to me; so I guess it's the least I can do to make him comfortable. I'm not asking for a woman to do those things for me, but two out of three wouldn't be bad.
I'm broken, and if having a cat to care for fixes me some, than I'm all for it. Otherwise, I'll have to go about life caring for myself, and that's a short-term investment.


susan said...

Oh Anthony!

What a beautiful picture of Thor. Stripey cats are very affectionate.

I don't know what I would do without my cat. Yes, she usually sleeps with me, she eats with me, and loves me, cept when I take her once a year to the vet for her shots. She makes my life livable, and makes my little apartment seem like a home.

I am glad you have Thor, and Thor has you. Cats know good people, and you know you are a good person....because you have had/have the love of two wonderful cats.

Firestarter5 said...

While serving measured amounts of alcohol Saturday night, I was witness to a guy dancing, or convulsing, on the dance floor with zero regard for what others thought of his display. I didn't catch his name.

susan said...

Writing award waiting for you at my blog....with respect.

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

I think the relationship that you have with your cat is awesome. I love cats but am unfortunately allergic to them :( It sucks because I have such a cat personality.