Have you ever wondered...
why your cat abruptly STOPS doing something - like stalking a favorite toy or play fighting with another cat - to groom a specific part of his or her body? Why is it that they pick that particular moment to cleanse that particular part of their body?
Is there a real reason for this seemingly peculiar behavior? I mean from a human standpoint - it does seem a little out of the ordinary. For example, how often have you seen a human stop in the middle of an ultimate fighting match to clean between his toes?
Just the other day, my two feline friends - Gracie and Benjamin Bunny - were engaged in a rather intense wrestling match when Gracie called a momentary timeout to clean the back of her right front paw. Bunny, always the complient friend, waited patiently until she was finished. Then, both resumed their wrestling match with even more vigor.
I just don't get it. Why was it necessary to clean that one spot right then? Why was Bunny willing to wait? How many of you know a human who would be as considerate and patient? I sure don't.
This is just one more reason why cats are an enigma to me.
Enlightening comments about today's thought are welcomed, so please feel free to share.
Until next time, remember...
We cannot without becoming cats, perfectly understand the cat
- St. George Mivart