Cats In Sinks
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Image Credit Flickr User IBM4832
Did we say that sinks are good places to have a nap?
Or just waiting to nap. This is Panda. For a long time he slept in the sink. Then, he changed his mind and slept in a slither of sunlight that fell on the bedroom floor. After eighteen months of doing that he was back in the sink. Nothing to do with the 'owners' of course. Cats' hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear and out the other.
Kafka the cat likes that sinking feeling too. Why? Because he wants to. The mathematical probability of a common cat doing exactly as it pleases is the one scientific absolute in the world. Besides, of all animals, it is the cat alone attains to the Contemplative Life.
Even before a sink is installed for human use it has a feline one. They say that the term domesticated cat is an oxymoron. Cleo certainly looks like a cat who can get her own way easily enough. It is, inevitably, true that cats are cleverer than dogs. After all, when did you last see eight cats pulling a sleigh? They're all in the sink having a snooze (or in this case a slinky pose).
At the end of the day there is little reason to speculate as to why cats like to sit (or lie) in sinks. It may be obvious why, but don't be fooled. The reason cats climb is so that they can look down on almost every other animal...its also the reason they hate birds. Who can, then, say why they do this and risk being wrong? The only safe answer to the question is because they can.
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