February 3, 2006 at 11:49 am
I wonder if my cat has noticed that I’ve lost weight. Yes, I have officially run out of interesting weight-loss topics to blog about. We have now moved on to “random” and “inane.”
It will come as no surprise that fat people make good cushions. I spent many a long car trip as a child cuddled up against my mother’s chubby midsection. So when my cat jumps up on his human bed and starts kneading my body, does he notice that there is a lot less to feel up than there was a year ago? Ow! Watch the nipple!
I have no idea what the mental capacity of a cat is or how well they are able to compare current situations with past events. My cat was a stray for the first 8 months of his life and I sometimes wonder what he remembers of that early time in his life. Where did he come from? Where did he sleep? What did he eat? Actually, he is very manipulative and I’m sure he was able to get food from some friendly humans with a carefully timed head butt and a perfectly, pitiful meow.
There’s no doubt he can remember when feeding time is or how to get my attention – sitting his butt down between me and my keyboard. So I don’t think it’s too absurd to think he may have noticed I am getting slightly less cushy. Of course, being a cat, he probably wouldn’t mention it even if he did notice. Unless, of course, he was trying to weasel a treat out of me with compliments.