August 3, 2007
Sway Back Machine
One reason that I like cats is that they respond to most queries the same way a normal person would. For example, if you ask a dog, "Hey, where the hell did I put my keys?" the dog runs up to you and wonders with a curious excitement why you said his name. Which is nice...but not very human.
Cats, on the other hand, will respond to the question, "Hey, where the hell did I put my keys?" by looking at you with an expression that plainly says, "What the hell are you looking at me for. This has nothing to do with me." That's humanity.
Vague indifference and feigned interest are the hallmarks of a human conversational companion and as you may have guessed I end up talking to my cats a lot.