Feeling whiplashed, so here’s something far more lighthearted, though still serious.
“Here, Kitty, Kitty: The Genetics of Tame Animals”: The scientist called them “semi-domesticated.” In connection with the late lamented feline pictured above, heavy emphasis was on the “semi.” There’s a further explanation and a difference of opinion in Salon.
Favorites: Cups and plates that say “Dogs have owners, cats have staff.” Larry was annoyed a few years ago when I sent Anna a Christmas card that said “From Isis and her staff.” Also a mug with the following painted in the bottom: “Everything tastes better with cat fur on it.” Amen to that.
And for those who enjoy a bit of agony with the laughter: How to give a cat a pill. Anyone who has ever had the “pleasure” can relate.