My cat looked at me today, she looked happy, yet had spent the day sitting and resting around the edge of the room instead of in the middle, notably; she was away from the fire.
Now It isn’t fair to say my cat isn’t loving, she likes to sit with us and enjoys company, but she is also vengeful, and is as likely to draw blood as she is to follow you along the street as you go for a walk.
See, she is getting old, there’s nothing left in the fields to dismember and now she spends most of her time in the house; so her distance today made me think, what is it like to live in an alien environment, to live as a pet? My cat lives in a world determined entirely by the whims of me or my family, and we operate far beyond her comprehension, seemingly the masters of her environment and life.
How would you react? Living in a world with such a determined environment, everything is provided, your instincts are useless and you cannot even imagine the level by which your “family” operates, you alone cannot interact as the rest do. Dogs manage it fine, but cats are more independent, I think i’d go insane pretty quickly, perhaps that’s why my cat is both affectionate and murderous, perhaps she just wants to introduce a little chaos into a static world…one broken ornament at a time.