Art and the philosophy of life

The Conversation…

Cat, Relax, Chill Out, Camacho

“Do you think I’m mean?”

“No.  Why would I think that?” she asked.

“It’s not mean if you don’t want someone to do something to you.”

“Of course not.”

“It’s not mean because I said not to kiss me.”

“No, it’s not mean at all.”

“Well, tell that to Jinx.”

“Okay, I will.”

“Just because you don’t do what someone else wants you to do, doesn’t make someone mean.”

“Absolutely not.”

“I’m glad that’s settled,” he said.

“It was never an issue.  No one should do anything she or he doesn’t want to do.”

“That’s what I said.”

“Someone sliced off the head of Christopher Columbus.”

“He’s been dead for a long time, so he probably didn’t mind..”

“It was a statue.”

“It’s about time,” said the cat.   “How dumb can a person be?  You can’t discover a country where people are already living.”

“If it was possible, I would discover France.”

“It’s good they’re changing the names of things and killing the statues.  The south lost, someone should tell them.  One of the NASCAR cars has BLACK LIVES MATTER on it and they took the confederate flag down.”

“How do you always know these thins?” she asked.

“I told you before.  I pay attention.”

“trump want to start a war here so he’s going to hold a rally in Texas,on an important day for African Americans.  He’s hoping to start a riot, so he can call in the military to prove that things are out of control.  We know they aren’t.  The demonstrations are peaceful, so he’s going to do a terrible thing so he can be even more hateful and violent.”

“Why do people follow his orders?  Everyone can see what he is/”

“His base is filled with right-wing extremest hate groups.”

“Yeah, but how could the army turn on the people they are supposed to protect?”

“If you brainwash kids into adulthood, to do as they’re told, they’ll do as they’re told, without thinking.”

“Why don’t they turn on him?”

“They work for him.”

“I thought they worked for you.”

“They’re supposed to work for us but they work to protect the rich.  I know they all aren’t like that, but they will kill us.”

“And he’s doing this on purpose?”

“Definitely.  The smartest thing for the people to do, would be to not show up.  He would be so incredibly disappointed.  They should not demonstrate and instead, stay off the streets until he’s gone.  I know he has his finger on the button to call in the troops. He’s just waiting to light the match.  They should stay away and let him play by himself.”

“They won’t.”

“I know.  But staying away is smart thing to do. It would hurt him tremendously.  He wants war and we shouldn’t give it to him.  He is hate walking around on two legs and the more he’s ignored, the more tantrums he’ll throw.   Bullies are like that, when they are backed up by others.  Alone he would be wetting his pants, because he’s a coward.   He’d be shaking in his bunker.”

“I’m glad cats don’t live the way you do.”

“I don’t blame you.”

“You can kiss me now, if you feel like like it.  Just a little.”

She ran her hand over his back and kissed the top of his head, then rubbed his ears.  “Thank you.”

“Sure.  It wasn’t so bad.  I just like to be in charge of who touches me and when.”

“Understandable.  I’m the same way.  I’m sorry I wasn’t more respectful.”

“You just get overly excited around cats.”

“That’s true,” she laughed.  “I do.”

“Your t-shirt says it all.  Torn American flag with an overlaid skull and we the people…nice.”


“Exactly how many t-shirts do you have?”

“That’s pretty much all I have.”

“You haven’t worn Queen in awhile.”

“Times are too political.”

“Everything is political,” said the cat.

“That’s true.  How’s your food?”

“Really good.”

“I brought the toys to the other cats.”

“Good.  The kittens will love them.”

“I’ll talk to Jinx and tell him you were right about the kissing thing and I was wrong.”


“You’re never mean.”


“Mostly never.”

“Good enough.”

“I love you,” she said.

“I know.”

“See you later,” she said, walking away.

“I know that too.”

“She was nice about the kissing,” said Jinx.  “It’s hard for her not to kiss cats.”

“I know but she has to learn boundaries.”

“I guess you’re right, but most of us like it.”

“Besides the point.”

“I sat on her lap last night.  She knows exactly how to pet a cat.”

“Practice makes purrfect.”

“Do you want to take a walk down the alley and make sure everything is in order?”

“Sure,” he said, getting up and stretching.  “We can nap in the empty lot and keep an eye on the new dog in that guy’s yard.”

“The dog seems okay, but I told the kittens to stay away from him.”

“We have to make sure of that, so we can talk to the others and set up a patrol.”

“Some of us like to get kisses,” said Jinx.

“Let it go,” sighed the cat.

“Okay.  I’m just sayin’.”








Comments on: "The Conversation…" (2)

  1. LOL! Kisses xxxxx

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