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Cats ARE Aliens
Last week fellow Substakerpublished a newsletter titled, “Dogs and Spaceships”. In it, he compared his various faithful furry friends to forms of space transport. I countered with the comment that “Cats ARE from outer space.” He challenged me to prove it.
And so, here begins my thesis:
Riki Tiki Tavi, the alley cat from Pekanbaru, Indonesia, disguised as a plant:
Are larger than life
Riki’s invasion of a proscenium theatre:
Occupy high places
Ginger, pandemic rescue #1, perched above it all:
Are sometimes tubular
Ginger shooting the tube:
Baghera, pandemic rescue #2, after sewing his ear back on and generally being “fixed” up:
Above them all, from her now heavenly throne, the wee creature who came to this earth as an Ugly Duckling—Baby Flecks in Aceh, Indonesia:
Transformed into The Queen Bee, my 17-year avatar, my forever furry, soul-mate: Flecks looks down on us all.
Medan, Indonesia, 2002
And there concludes my contribution to the utter silliness of the modern world and our fixation on cats and dogs on the internet.
Now, back to your regular programming.
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