Sunday, July 17, 2005

Dah dah dee dee dee dee

In general my housemate's cat barely tolerates me. Most times he actively avoids me or just sits there giving me the "what the fuck do you want" eye. I was surprised, therefore, when I came home yesterday that he actually showed some middling interest in my pressence. It was almost as if he was saying "What? You're not dead?" as he inquisitively peered over the couch at me. He had been in the middle of a particularly strenuous fur-licking, and had that surprised look in his eyes. He then actually climbed up onto the back of the couch and let me pet him for a while.

Now that's fine homecoming.


  1. I do not get cats. I vowed to never have pets but I was over-ruled. Still I don't get our new cat Kiki. Sometimes she curls up next to me, seemingly taking comfort from me; other times when I try to call her in for the night she acts like I'm not even there. Are cats really smarter than dogs because of this "independence" is this just our way of explaining in anthropocentric ways an animal we really do not understand?

  2. I'm with you on that one. I like cats and all--their look in particular, but their behavior baffles my homonid propensities and so I try to get them to like being paid attention to. That never works, of course.

  3. The real way to get a cat to like you is to develop allergies. I'm horribly allergic to cats, yet they always want to climb into my lap.