Like all cats, I enjoy warm weather. I’m also pretty good at keeping myself cool but, in a heat wave, I could do with a little extra help from you.
Who mourns the passing of the Smilodon? He was another feisty carnivore lost when people began to take over the world
Smilodon became extinct around 10,000 BCE, when so many other large herbivorous and carnivorous mammals went under the axe.
Now here’s a fact for you. All the domestic cats you know today have a common ancestor – and that ancestor still runs free across the savannah which is a lot more than you can say for the human ancestor.
I’ve said it before. People are weird.
For example, the woman-who-feeds-me displays annoyance when I follow her into the toilet. What’s the problem here? I only want to make sure she’s OK, you never know what predators are lurking about with their savage eyes on litterboxes. Survival and safety take priority over privacy any day.
Some boffins have come up with scientific evidence that cats are, wait for it …. nice. A university study concluded that cats like interacting with humans more than they like eating food.
Let that sink in: “more than food”. Wrong! I don’t like anybody more than food.
I’ve been a Bird Watcher all my life. I could call myself an ornithologist but I have so many scientific credits to my name that it seems somehow superfluous to list all of them. So, I say merely ‘Bird Watcher’. I like to stare at them.
It’s all I can do really. Watch. I can’t get up close and personal as they don’t fly into my shady outdoor room, but wing their way past it in the morning and at the end of the day.