Would cats have the same reaction to a surreptitiously presented banana as they do to a cunningly concealed cucumber?
I was just thinking of the narrative poem The Walrus and the Carpenter from the book Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. In particular, the stanza that reads:
"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."
In this case, however, the topic of the day is cats and cucumbers, although -- try as I might -- I canít see how to work this into the stanza above.
The thing is that someone just pointed me at this video (it's been a funny old day, really) showing cacophonies of cats being surprised by infestations of cucumbers (and that's not something you expect to hear yourself say very often).
One question that immediately springs to mind (well, it sprang into my mind) relates to how the people manage to sneak up behind the cats to place the cucumbers? Are these simply very trusting cats? I know that our two moggies would hear me coming a mile away and would monitor my approach with a very wary eye (no, of course I have never done anything to warrant their mistrust; why do you ask?).
A second question that closely follows the first is" "What do you think about bananas?" Obviously, we all think they are an amusingly shaped fruit (or herb, depending on your point of view). What I meant to ask was whether or not you think cats would have the same reaction to a surreptitiously presented banana as they do to a cunningly concealed cucumber?
Inquiring minds, and all that; which reminds me, I must stop off at the supermarket on the way home this evening...
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