The Real Cats
|You are looking at a Real Cat with a lot of questions |
(but about only one subject).
Webster, Question 1: How come there’s no food in my bowl?
Old SoLT: Because you ate it earlier, remember? You’ll get more food this afternoon at your dinnertime.
Webster, Question 2: Can I have a bowl of treats to tide me over?
Old SoLT: No.
Webster, Question 3: Does it make you happy to see me starving?
Old SoLT: You’re not starving. You could probably live off water and your body fat for a week. The doctor said you should lose a little weight, remember?
Webster, Question 4: How can you be so mean?
Old SoLT: It’s not mean to look after your health. We’ve talked about the complications you could get from being overweight: joint problems, diabetes…. Trust me, I’m doing you a favor. I’m being a good pet parent. By the way, you know you’ve only got one question left, right?
Webster, Question 5: Why do you hate me?
Old SoLT: Oh, Boo, you know I love you. So, I guess we’re done here. That was pretty easy. I’m going to the office now. You coming?
Well, that was somewhat less insightful than I’d hoped it would be. Never send a hungry, food-obsessed cat to do a well-fed, ingenious cat's job.
Still, I think Webster touched on some important topics: his uncertain food supply, his anxious uncertainty over old SoLT’s true feelings for him… There are obviously some depths to be mined here. Just wait till next year!