Or it may scratch and bite and cling to the ceiling

“A person has other concerns, but at each moment in its life, a cat has only one concern.  This is what gives it such perfect balance, and this is why the spectacle of a confused or frightened cat upsets us: we feel both pity and the desire to laugh.  It faces the source of danger or confusion and its only recourse is to spit a foul breath out between its mottled gums.” — Lydia Davis, “The Cats in the Prison Recreation Hall”

7 thoughts on “Or it may scratch and bite and cling to the ceiling”

  1. My dog is a punisher. She catches flies like a cat and hides our shoes when we leave her. I’m glad she doesn’t have a law degree.

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