[lit-ideas] Re: Feline Implicature

  • From: "Veronica Caley" <molleo1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:50:16 -0400

< Dogs are just silly children compared to cats.>

People who need them, even aside from companionship, would disagree.  Such as 
the police, the military, 
the blind, the deaf, the epileptics and those who live their lives quite 
handicapped.  Dogs, among other things, are taught to summon emergency 
personnel, to open and close doors, refrigerators, to bring a bottled drink to 
people who can't get it themselves.  And lately, it seems dogs have some skill  
in identifying, with remarkable if imperfect accuracy, people with prostate and 
bladder cancer.  In some cases, from what I have read or seen, with more 
accuracy than the latest technology.

Veronica Caley

Milford, MI
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mike Geary 
  To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 7:59 PM
  Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Feline Implicature

  Cats are killers, it's true.  Everything alive is -- especially humans.  What 
I like about cats is their sense of dignity.  It's totally unwarranted, but 
it's ennobling.  Cats give me courage.  Dogs are just silly children compared 
to cats.

  Mike Geary

  On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Paul Stone <pastone@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

    Let me just preface this by saying: "my favourite and first cat died 
yesterday and I loved him and it was a tough day" -- but, cats ain't got no 
place in any kind of philosophy -- other than comparing them to women [in 
Cosby's words] "come here, come here, come here, get away get away get away"... 
they are not moral. They will shit where they need to shit... they will mark 
their territory even if it is spraying your brand new 3000 dollar bar etc. They 
can destroy ANYTHING that you treasure in 3 minutes flat -- including the 
baby's perfect soft skinned face. They kill 'innocent' birds and mice and such 
like. They are not philosophically deep with the brain the size of a small 
grape. And lastly, they can win staring contests... which is an anti-requisite 
to a good argument. I hate/love cats!

    just my humble onion,
    p (3-1=2 cat owner)

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