Tuesday, 14 October 2014

TV documentaries and my thoughts (Ozzy doesn’t do a lot of thinking really…)

Well despite all my efforts and good intentions, I did actually what I’ve promised myself I won’t do when I took over Sheng Chi’s blog….I didn’t blog often as I was meant to do. You see now I understand how easy is to get distracted when you are such a busy kitty like myself. You have good intentions and well thought plans but they never come into effect because life sometimes has other plans….
Now I understand all the work Sheng Chi had to do and how difficult it can be to keep on top of everything….too much to do so little time…and they dare to call us lazy as species go…cats are not lazy even when they do seem to be doing nothing at all as they are still working, planning, thinking how to do things and how to keep other kitties in the house along with their always making a mess hoomins in control…It can be really exhausting trying to keep up with everything, a cat’s work is never done completely, they are always things she needs to do to keep a happy and well maintained home….

After a hard day's work a kitty is entitled to a little relaxation....a catnip bath!

Ozzy of course prefers a more...traditional method of relaxation...snoozing!

So when you see on TV programmes hoomins made about us, kitties, and our lives and behaviours, well, sometimes you have to try very hard not to get annoyed. Supposedly we are great and ferocious hunters, behave like lions when at home and we can’t live with other cats at home we can’t stand each other, we are manipulating because we talk to our humans by meowing (the only way possible really) when we want something from them (how else you are suppose to communicate then with vocal creatures like hoomins?)…well what a lot of…what is that expression you hoomins are often using….it begins with b…I think…excuse me but I’m not very good with hoomin swearing like Sheng Chi was….

My point is that what you see in these programs is sometimes half the truth…not all cats are the same or behave in the same way….
They often seem to forget to mention that many kitties these days live a safe and enjoyable life being permanently indoors and some have never even put a paw outside (myself included) so they have never chased, catch or kill and god forbid, kill or even eat a bird or a mouse….I like birdies and I’d never even dream of trying to catch and kill them…they haven’t done anything to me, they are cute little creatures who I enjoy watching flying and eating from the birdfeeders outside in the garden….as for eating them ….why on earth any kitty would eat a bird who has feathers or a furry small rodent when she can have delicious meals at home served on regular intervals by her hoomins? Really now let’s be realistic, cats are not that stupid they are a lot more clever than some hoomins think anyway…
Besides a lot of cats are not very good at hunting anyway…at the moment I’m looking at that big spider on the wall (it looks huge actually) and I’m hoping that hoomin would catch it and let it loose outside as it is quite big and a bit scary too…So not all cats are not very good with hunting, they simply don’t know how while also some they are even afraid of small furry running very fast creatures….I remember very well one of my best companions a few years back, poor Flouffy, who used to get petrified of anything small and furry like the hamster the hoomins used to also have at that time. If the little thing was out of his cage (which needed regular cleaning if I remember correctly, it was such a long time ago you see…) Flouffy would go into hiding under the bed till the hamster was back on his cage again….Yeah poor Flouffy was never any good at hunting anything other than his little blue ball which he used to love…
Even the great and menacing Sheng Chi wasn’t such an expert at catching anything really even spiders which she used to accidentally kill sometimes by simply stepping on them and flatten them (by the way and to update you tall hoomin finally caught that huge scary spider and let it loose outside to terrorise in the garden…so glad that I don’t go outside in that scary garden….). At least in my younger days I could catch the occasional moth and even eat although I must admit they didn’t taste that good…..prefer tuna or salmon instead and very small chicken pieces well cooked….not raw.
Of course and let’s not forget that some cats are even friends with what they suppose to catch and eat like birds and smaller animals….there are so many videos on the internet now with many cats and their small friends….

No, those programs on TV must be banned or at least to stop showing us being so mean and vicious and trying to convince hoomins that all of us, kittens, are terrible killing machines or that we are still wild and behave like our ancestors….Not true, us cats have evolved and now we are equal family members who enjoy having an easy life and be pampered and loved by hoomins….who really wants to go outside where it is cold, noisy, smelly and rather dangerous for small creatures like ourselves, definitely not me and my other three companions….

Till later (Ozzy also agrees with me while he is currently eating my food….go away pest and eat your own food…..).