As some may be aware, but many not, Chester, my faithful writing assistant, mice catcher, and general pain in the neck, passed away some months ago.
Recently I was running a series based on his adventures, under the title of Past Conversations with my cat.
For those who have not had the chance to read about all of his exploits I will run the series again from Episode 1
These are the memories of our time together…
This is Chester. He’s left a current edition of a news magazine on my keyboard.
And I think it’s meant to scare me.
The title is “Your cat isn’t trying to kill you, probably”
The operative word that goes with the malicious look on his face, is probably. In a staredown I know I’m going to lose.
If I try to read his mind, well, all that’s going to get me is a migraine headache.
Perhaps I’m missing the point. The first few lines tell me that cats don’t have the facial muscles that dogs do, so an expressionless cat is just that, they are not giving you the proverbial death stare.
I’m sure that it’s his way of reassuring me that I’m living on borrowed time.
Or, maybe not, because there are a few more lines further down telling me that cats are predators and they kill about a billion birds every year. That, I’m guessing, hints that once the birds run out, humans are next.
Ah, now I know that benign expression holds no malice…