Tilly Lives!

Fearing the worst, I crept into our neighbours’ house whispering a tremulous cry of, “Tilly?” Silence. Nothing. Bugger.

My calls were aimed upstairs on the basis of spurious logic that that was where I last saw the cat headed. (See yesterday.) I hesitated before going upstairs in someone else’s house, I mean where you live is one thing, but where you sleep is another.

After wandering around indecisively for a while, I found her. Tilly curled up on an armchair with a, “What’s your problem?” look on her face. She followed me into the kitchen (eventually) to have a nibble at the food I’d put down before sodding off out of the back door.

I was relieved. Tilly lives, even if the same can’t be said for other small wildlife. And there my fondness with cats ends and with dogs begins.

Cats give nothing, they only take. And they kill things that mostly I don’t need killing. Dogs are an erratic satellite of love that is unquestioning. They would quite like to murder a squirrel, or a magpie, or a duck, but know it won’t happen.

They woof and the problem disappears in a flurry of fur or feathers. The dog has done its job. The order of the house.

Cats? Total bloody anarchy!

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

3 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 29th June 2006

    Did you mean dogs are an EROTIC satellite of love? Be careful you can get arrested for such bestiality!

  • Shooting Parrots 29th June 2006

    Okay, Teach, my Rs is in a sling missing one from erratic. Rs erratum!

  • themoy 1st July 2006

    Nonsense. As someone who’s owned both cats and dogs I’ve known cats that were extraordinarily affectionate pets and inept hunters (I had a Siamese who though he could catch birds by just trotting up to them meowing) and dogs that were conniving and mean — including more than one canine that was in the habit of killing squirrels and cats and ducks and other fauna and scattering their bodyparts triumphantly around the yard.

    This whole Dog Vs. Cats bit is as silly as the SF versus LA affectation. Both have their points and their drawbacks. They’re animals, not moral stands.


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