Cats in Pursuit of Their Tales

See, this is one of those things that make people think that maybe cats are not all there. Why do they chase their tails? But then how are we, tail-less bipeds that we are, to judge? When all we’ve got is that poor little coccyx that nobody ever sees unless something has gone terribly wrong. Then it’s ineluctable.

I’d better stop here before I turn into Casey Stengel.

6 comments on “Cats in Pursuit of Their Tales

  1. Maybe they are telling us, Hey! how about motorized toy for me. See, how desperate I am?

  2. Maybe they are telling us, Hey! how about motorized toy for me. See, how desperate I am?

    1. You buy the motorized toy, they take one look at it, and then go on to play with the paper bag you brought it home in.

  3. The one in the washing machine actually made me dizzy.

    It wasn’t in this complication, but I’m sure all of us have seen that gray cat lying on his back and ferociously attacking his tail, complete with snarling and what appears to be real anger. Cats are funny critters.

  4. When I was little, and my cousins and I would whine to our grandmother that we had nothing to do, she’d usually get fed up and say, “Go bang your head on the wall.” Maybe these cats were whining in the same way to their own grandmothers, who then told them to go chase their tails.

    I’m not sure Casey Stengel ever used the word “ineluctable.” But what do I know? I was a Brooklyn Dodger fan.

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