Saturday, April 14, 2018

If House Cats Were Larger

     Acquaintances -- non cat-people acquaintances -- have told me, "Cats aren't really domesticated.  They're vicious predators.  If they were larger, they would hunt us and eat us."

     This is, of course, arrant nonsense, a vile canard.  Out cats love us.  If they were larger, they wouldn't eat us, they'd eat our neighbors; our neighbor's cats would eat us.

7 comments:

Paul said...

Not sure on that one. I am a cat person. I have heard too many stories of large cats attacking their handlers to doubt the affection they show us is fleeting. I would think it was hormones but something is wired a little different in a cat.

Your's might be different but if they suffer a sudden growth spurt I might be a little more cautious around them

fillyjonk said...

Reminds me a bit of the stories about the old-time cattle ranchers who said it made them sick to eat their own beef, so they'd poach a steer from their neighbor, and the neighbor would do the same, despite there technically being laws against such things.

Only here, the cats are the cattle ranchers...

Old NFO said...

Snerk... :-)

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

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Blackwing1 said...

I figure that when our cat licks my fingers while I'm scruffling him that he's just checking to see if the flavor is right yet.

Roberta X said...

:)

Cincinnatus said...

Well, akchually I caught my little black and white tom hunting me this morning....