maybe cats can teach us
some very worthy lessons
so elegant, self-efficient and detached

no real need for us, they are replete
lazing in the nearest sunny spot
lots of licks and body washes

easily demand treats and pats
communicate their preferred food
and time with their self-reliant mood

can leap and jump a mile
moult and scratch your pile
never rude but not docile

Stop Press
contrary killing habits rile
befriend pests with a smile
yet kill birds, lizards and those worthwhile?

dVerse, feline,
image via google


  1. Wow… I’ve never had a cat as a pet, so totally unqualified to comment their pros and cons…. you never know , maybe one day, but I suppose a leopard doesn’t change it’s spots ..!!

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  2. As domesticated as they are, they can revert to the wild in a heartbeat. That may be part of the attraction – being able to touch the wild heart! Although they do kill they don’t hold a candle to humans who kill for the heck of it…

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  3. “never rude but not docile” defines a cat’s demeanor so well โ€” there are some worthy lessons in here for sure. The killing does put me off but that is the natural way of things. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • not sure it’s pride but more like being totally content with who they are where they are … that crave to belong can bring blessings but much more sorrow


  4. Iโ€™ve heard that women are more like cats while men are more like dogs. I tend to agree – the best women and cats are independent, seem innocent but can scratch your arms up and be non-pulsed! ๐Ÿ˜‚


  5. Cats’ independence makes their affection, when they bestow it, all the more flattering.

    Think about it – a dog is friendly because it’s following genetic programming. Canine affection, in other words, is little more emotionally significant than is hunger or fatigue.

    Meanwhile, a cat’s warmth requires it to overcome its natural instinct. It’s putting aside everything its brain is instructing it to do. This Herculean effort is reserved for us, and for us alone. How can that not make you smile?


      • HA! Coop ONLY barks or growls when he hears a noise he’s not familiar with or if someone rings the doorbell. ๐Ÿ™‚
        In fact, I think Coop might be afraid of kitty-cats. The only one he met tried to scratch his face. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I pulled him back so he didn’t get scratched. He was so shocked and seemed wonder, “I’m being nice. Why is this kitty-cat trying to scratch me?”

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  6. One thing I like about cats is their purr. It is in the megahertz healing range.
    There was a story about a private hospital (I think) that allowed a cat to roam the hospice floor.
    The cat seemed to know which person needed comfort the most … just before passing.

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