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The Bear (@MYSADCAT)



The Bear - aka @MYSADCAT - is, by some distance, the most polite cat I've ever met. When he wants food, he asks for it not with a meow, but by nodding eagerly towards the food cupboard. Now 20, and a bit of a Benjamin Button cat (he's starting to look something like his age now but looked older at 5 than he did at 17), he has more of a meeoop than a meow: a noise that, despite its gentle nature, can pull noisily at your heart strings with its central question, which usually seems to translate as, "Can you tell me why I am a cat, please?" While other cats throw their weight about in various ways, punching each other & killing rodents, The Bear adopts a pacifist lifestyle and prefers to spend the day following me around, staring at me with his big saucer eyes, which seem to contain all the world's sadness. I did once catch him sitting alone with a dead mouse but I think another cat had killed it, and he just wanted to read some elegiac poetry to it.
The Bear (@MYSADCAT) Reviewed by Tom Cox on 03:16:00 Rating: 5 The Bear - aka @MYSADCAT - is, by some distance, the most polite cat I've ever met. When he...

4 comments:

Sarah Springham said...

My cat Madam (who departed for the Fortnum and Mason branch of cats in space earlier this year) was just the same. A keen botanist and biologist, she spent most of her life asleep. When awake she occupied her hectic 3 hour schedule with staring at me through aquamarine eyes, sniffing plants, watching ants, and meowing when I whistled any Vivaldi. I miss her.

Hannah Lynne said...

I love The Bear lol Those soulful eyes.

Glendon McKinney said...

I have quite fallen in love with The Bear. I can't even remember when I stumbled across a photo, but immediately I wondered who can this cat be with those intense eyes? What a charming and beautiful fellow.

Dana Ihnen said...

I love The Bear and miss intensely your daily posts of him on Facebook. Whatever happened to that and other postings of your other cats? They made my day every time.
I own two of your books through the Book Depository. I have five cats and they all live in Illinois; I now reside in Las Vegas and spend my time with my nephew's cat, Merlin. I should start a blog about him.

Thank you for all you do. I find everything quite interesting and I love to read what you write and have to say.