Trillian, you speak as if humans have an intrinsic inner worth that exists outside of the humanistic/religious primacy they have or the laws that protect them. You would be extra careful with ants, too, if capital punishment was attached to squishing them. There are a good bunch of people I would dispense with, had I been pushed to saving either their life of my cat’s. I really, honestly think that my cat is much more valuable than many higher, more cognizant beings.
Hee hee, the vast majority of replies are exceptionally douchey as well.(Trillian etc.) Good to see the plebians havn’t lost their tall poppy sense of humour. Can’t we put aside these sub-sub-intellectual sarcastic wittiisms and embrace each other in soft, cuddley kitten love?
The anthropomorphising of animals is utterly ridiculous.
Cats are cold blooded killers – not just of mice or other prey animals, but a tom cat will rip kittens to shreds in order to induce their dam to go into heat again.
They fight, fuck, puke and shit just like humans… this is true… but you can be damn sure your cat doesn’t feel the same way about you as you do about it – no matter what you think.
I have two cats and they are fun pets… but that is all they are. They are NOT humans, and they are NOT intelligent. A two year old human is smarter than even the smartest cat I’ve ever seen.
I will say this though… all those people around the world that think their cat is smarter than them… they are right, unfortunately.
By the way, there is no better way to make a cat unhappy than to treat it like a human. They are not human and don’t have the same psychology – being a wuss with your cat doesn’t make it happy, it makes it confused. Treat it like a lower form of life, and your cat will be the happiest thing you’ve ever seen – because that’s what they expect.