Thursday, March 27, 2014


I have often wondered about the association between
Those who study language and literature
And cats
The stereotype is certainly in place
And many or most of such students known to me
Are in fact cat people

This is not to say
Of course
That some are not dog folks
And some do not go for pets more exotic
And yet others reject having pets at all
Whether for PETAs reason
Or the actually intelligent
Acknowledgement that they cannot care for themselves
Let alone something else

What is it about the cat
All too often dismissive or hostile
That attracts students of language and literature
Do we not get enough derision from the world at large
Do we really need to get more of it at home
Do we not crave adulation
Which a cat will never give
And the world will rarely offer
If ever

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