Wednesday, 27 September 2017

indifferent by nature

Well...

Well I must admit, you do have a valid point there, Peepers.  But you know, you're forgettin' one little thing.  You're forgettin', I'm a cat.  Cats are indifferent by nature.

MOUSES!

What?  What's that, Peepers?  What's that you're goin' on about, now?

Do I really need to explain the meanin' of indifference to you?

MOUSES!

Now....

Now what was it I bein' indifferent to?

Hmmm....

Now that's interesting.  I appear to be indifferent to my own indifference.

Or maybe it's just a memory thing.

Nah, that can't be it.  I have an excellent memory, for sure.  I, Seville the Cat, can remember every transgression my fur-sibs have ever committed.  I can remember every transgression of the peeps', too.  Along with every annoyin' little habit.

Why, I can remember...

Hmmm...

What was I talkin' about, again?

It's probably just an attention span thing.

Oohhh...  LOOK!  A fly.

MOUSES!

Peepers, there's a fly buzzing around in my office.  You think you could do something 'bout that?

Now where was I?

Oh yeah.

The thing is, what is important to peeps is not necessarily equally important to cats.  In fact, it might not be important to cats at all.  Not even in the least.  Quite frankly, most things aren't.

It's not that we don't care.

Well actually, it is.  Yeah, it is that we don't care.  We don't care 'bout half the stuff you peeps care about.  We cats only care 'bout things pertaining to cats.

Pretty much.

Most of the time.

You know how it is.

We cats care 'bout our dinners bein' served when they're supposed to be served.  We cats care about our toys bein' kept safe.  We cats care 'bout nip, of course.  That goes without sayin'.  And we care 'bout other things, too.  As long as those things pertain to cats.

What we DON'T care about are the run-of-the-mill, mundane, stupid little things peeps are always goin' on about.  You know, like the uh...  Like the run-of-the-mill, mundane, stupid little things peeps like to discuss.

So what I'm sayin' it this:

Basically, when we're not payin' attention to you, Peepers, it's not that we're not listenin' ON PURPOSE, or anythin' like that.  I mean, we don't decide to not listen.  It's more like we simply can't be bothered to.  To listen, I mean.  Why would we even consider deigning to listen to you go on about things that are important only to peeps?  Why?

And when we don't do as you ask, Peepers, it's not like we forgot ON PURPOSE, what it was you asked us to do.  I mean, we don't go out of our way to forget.  It's more like we simply can't be bothered to remember.  Why would we even try to remember all those things, about which remembering, is only important to peeps?  Why?

And if it appears that our minds are wandering when you're babbling on about whatever you peeps like to babble about, it's not like we're ignoring your babbling ON PURPOSE.  No, it's more a case of our minds havin' better places to be.  Better places than standing there, listening to you babble.  Better places like, uh...

Well...

Ummm....

Oohhh...  LOOK!  A fly.

MOUSES!

44 comments:

  1. So very true we cat's have better things to do with our time ...catnaps,lots of nip,eating,catching furry things far too busy for peeps boring goings on.xπŸ˜ΈπŸ˜»πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸ’•

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  2. We just care about da important things. Dinner, nip . . .

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  3. We're not indifferent - we just find other things interesting, and when it doesn't involve the humans, they choose to be insulting about it! At least, that is what it says in Sparkle's notes, which are getting increasingly dogeared.

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    1. Sparkle was right 'bout that, for sure. Our indifference to the peeps is a result of our ability to prioritize the important things in life. purrs

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  4. Peeps expect a cat to focus on everything they way. Really we prefer a decent nap in a sun puddle Seville, really we do.

    PS Did you get the fly?

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  5. My Brother Simon isn't indifferent but he is sometimes in trouble!

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    1. Awww... Most of the time we kitties get into trouble, it's really the fault of the peeps. They simply don't understand the ways things should be done. MOUSES!

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  6. dood....heerz what we care bout but knot all wayz in thiz order; food N sleep...

    heerz what de food servizz gurl carez a bout that we due knot...
    pleez list in yur mindz eye a bunch oh total lee stooooooopid crap

    ♥♥

    we hope de fliez two nitez snax !! ☺☺

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    1. I know! Why the mouses would we care to care 'bout the stupid crappolo stuff peeps are constantly thinkin' about? WHY? purrs

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  7. Hey Seville - did mew say fly, we're on the way! MOL

    Big hugs

    Basil & CO xox

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    1. He got away from me. I could use your help! purrs

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  8. Well said Neville. Hope you got the fly!

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  9. You're so right, Sivvers. Why is it so hard for peeps to understand that we have more important things to do than to listen to them? MOL!

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    1. Seriously. Like I can list at least a hundred things. MOUSES!

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  10. Humans just don't get it. All that babbling is exhausting, considering we don't care at all. But the dinner thing, THAT'S important. Sometimes my human will be on her computer far longer than necessary. We eat at 5:00 p.m., woman. 5:02 p.m. is outrageous, so of course we have to wail in loud protest that her blatant disregard and INDIFFERENCE to our needs is unacceptable! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

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    1. She made you wait a WHOLE TWO MINUTES? MOUSES!

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  11. If hoomoms would only live in our fur for one day, they would better understand how our attention works. Things that move are way more interesting than whatever is coming out of hoomon's moufs. That's a fact, cat! Just saying...

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    1. THAT is a FACT, for sure. It should be in a "Book of Facts," I should think. MOUSES!

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  12. Kitties sure have their priorities straight, unlike us peeps.

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  13. Yep, I know what you mean. Mom & Dad babble a lot about a lot of babble de gook and whatever. Sometimes Mom babbles just to babble & to see if I'm listening to her babble, which mostly I'm not. Tee hee hee! BTW, I think that fly & his friends were at my house yesterday! I tried to take them out but Mom's babble was kind of loud so I couldn't concentrate well. Paw high fives, good pal!

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    1. Isn't that the worst? When the peeps' babblin' interferes with our business, I mean. MOUSES!

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  14. Maybe we should relax and take a note from our cats - they seem to have the right idea lol!

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  15. It's true. It's one huge difference between cats and dogs I think. When I talk to cats they have that "sure whatever blah blah blah" look on their face. My pup? I can tell he's trying so hard to understand what is being conveyed. Listening for key words, tone ... so he knows what to "do".

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    1. We cats learned long ago not to pay too much attention to the babblin' of peeps, as their babblin' NEVER MAKES SENSE, and tryin' to make sense of it does nothin' but hurt our heads. purrs

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  16. Seville, I think my cats would agree with you on all of that. Their minds have better places to be for sure. But it would still be nice every once in a while if the cats DID in fact CHOOSE to listen. Are you still with me, Seville? Hello?

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    1. What? WHAT? What's that you're babblin' on about now? Hehehehehee... purrs

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  17. Well now, finally a cat-egorical description of what's what in terms of cats-onality. Refreshingly bold, tantalizingly direct, and . . .
    Oooh, MOUSIES!

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  18. Perfect explanation of cats... lol. So different than dogs. So self-sufficient, so independent, so indifferent to our comings and goings. Mouse!

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  19. This had me in fits of giggles!

    Are you SURE you didn't talk to my crew before you wrote this Seville. I mean you nailed their behaviour STAT!!!

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    1. That's 'cause they're cats. New Zealand cats... Canadian cats... Cats are gonna behave like cats, for sure. MOUSES!

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  20. LOL There is time to be calm and collected and there is time to pay attention to what's important. MOUSES. Or SQUIRRELS.

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    1. And weasels, too. Don't forget 'bout the weasels! They have their own syndicate and everythin'. MOUSES!

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  21. We definitely have our humans fooled. When they think we are listening to every work they are saying when we look at them, we have our minds on better things. MOL

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    1. Oh for sure, for sure... Peeps are so self-centered, they ALWAYS think everythin' is about them. Even OUR thoughts. MOUSES!

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  22. I think we could learn a lot from our cats. They're always in the moment. I think they practice mindfulness, and aren't worried about whatever it is we humans babble on about.

    —Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats

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    1. You said it. We cats KNOW how to live right. PURRS.

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