“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.â€ ~ Jean Cocteau (1889 â€“ 1963) French poet
I am a “cat person” – I mean, I like all animals, including dogs, but I wouldn’t live with other animals. Dogs are for people who like to play and activity, generally speaking. Cats and cat people prefer repose and quiet meditation, with occasional but less frequent play.
Having pets really enriches the home environment. And it teaches children how to be gentle, how to respect nature (esp. when the cat decides to use its claws to get a point across), and how to enjoy nature too. My kids love the cats, though they are still learning not to chase, antagonize, or carry the cats around like dolls.
I made the “LOLCat” above because LOLCats are a perfect fusion of geekdom and cat loving. Of course, now there are also LOLDogs (what copycats, er dogs), and even better, an entire pidgin language called LOLSpeak has evolved, leading to the pinnacle of any language, a LOLCat Bible Translation Project. For example, check out this verse, in English, then in LOLSpeak:
John 3:16 (NKJ)
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (LOL)
So liek teh Ceiling Kitteh lieks teh ppl lots and he sez ‘Oh hai I givez u me only kitteh and ifs u beleeves him u wont evr diez no moar, kthxbai!’
Needless to say, I will have to own that translation – or “pwn” it, actually – how could it not be great?