What's New, Pussycat?

Posted by Bob Namar on

More that a third of all the households in the U.S. harbor one. They are one of the world's most destructive predators yet we feed them, groom them, and share our home with them. They make us uneasy seeing things we don't see, and hearing things we don't hear.

We keep them as pets even though they rank just slightly above coasters in terms of their responsibility.

But it is difficult to remain melancholy or even indifferent when they rub their furry faces against your leg. And there is just no way to talk about their behavior and habits that doesn't make us sound completely insane.

Of course we are talking about cats. 

If you're feeling bad, you can look at the cats and you'll feel better. I mean, what part of meow do you not understand?

Of course, we love dogs, too. Dogs own space. Cats own time. Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God. As the French proverb goes, “The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry.”

This month, Yestercool introduces the first in our series of cat inspired designs to please you;... or not, just as a cat would say. For now, at least, let’s all agree to purr more, and hiss less, shall we?

the cat,
a black fur sausage with yellow
Houdini eyes, jumps up on the bed and tries
to get onto my head. It’s his
way of telling whether or not I’m dead.
If I’m not, he wants to be scratched; if I am
He’ll think of something.
by Margaret Atwood