Over a year ago the blog I Have Cat hosted an essay by author, and Cat Person, Allan Goldstein, who wrote a novel called The Confessions of a Catnip Junkie, in order to "Give Cats a Voice", according to him.
The essay was called "In Defense of Cats", and how this wonderful, thoughtful, essay escaped my attention all these months boggles my mind.
How has it escaped the attention of other Cat Bloggers, thus no comments to the piece, is an even bigger mystery.
I want to get my paws on a copy of his novel, now, and will have Daddy Kiril do so by the end of the year.
One thing, in particular, stood out for me, as Daddy gets a lot of grief for my, and Miss Elvira's blogging, from his Sisters who fail to understand what the heck we, and Animal Blogging in general, are all about.
"a cat person? Far from cool. It’s some old lady whose house stinks of litter and who hasn’t had a man since the Eisenhower administration."
or some 35-to 55 year old single guy who has never had a girlfriend, or much of a social life since, well, since ever ( Daddy was 38 when I entered his life, as Cat #2 in the house, in 1998, and he's 51, now).
& no, even with 2 Cats now, again ( and a girl at that! Hee, hee!), the house most certainly does not stink of litter, or our presents that we deposit therein. ;-D
Aside from his misguided opinion that "Cats play the villain in Western Culture" beginning with Looney Tunes, thus "Cats have a terrible image", I find much food for thought in his piece.
Through "the sweet bliss" of loving Miss Elvira, & I, and having us love him right back, Daddy Kiril has been inspired by us, as much as we have by him. ;-D
Through good times, as well as difficult, and worrisome.
( SUNDAY UPDATE! Daddy Kiril has written a new poem! Hee, hee! ;-D
As Allan writes...
I invite you to read the whole essay, and share your thoughts, here, or here.