“You guys are crazy,” he said, watching her sit down.
“You always say that you know things, but you don’t do anything about…anything. If we get a bad cat in the hood, he doesn’t stay long, that’s for sure. He has two choices, leave, or die.”
“Cats are different than people,” she said, putting his dish of food in front of him.
“I can’t tell you how happy I am about that.”
“I can understand why.”
“You know that if you let a bully win, he’ll become an even bigger bully, If you give him your lunch money, you’ll be hungry forever. You can’t let someone else make the rules. I didn’t realize the whole world was, chicken.”
“Chickens are nice.”
“Okay, then I didn’t know the whole world was filled with idiots.”
“He’s threatening to nuke someone. He’ll do that every time wants something, from now on, if you don’t stop him. And while you’re all flapping your lips, people are suffering, fleeing and dying.”
“I think there’s something truly wrong with all of you.”
“The people who are fighting for their lives are brave. The rest of you are cowards.”
“That is not true. Our soldiers can’t go there and help without permission. If they could go they would, and they would save people. Our soldiers are brave. They can’t go by themselves, even if they want to. It’s the government. Most governments are poison. You can see all the talk, which does nothing, as they LET people die. I wonder if they know that one of them will be next, and no one will help them either.”
“Cats were here from the very beginning. We saw dinosaurs. We were bigger then, because of the high levels of oxygen, but we were here.”
“Everything was bigger then.”
“That’s true. We have cat stories handed down to us from those times.”
“Why are you surprised? Do you think your species is the only one with an oral history?”
“I guess I never thought about it.”
“You people don’t think about anything, or anyone, but yourselves.”
“I think about all of you, and I fight back. People work hard to help those in need.”
“Right, and people are IN NEED, because of the way things are run. The inequality, the governments and the elites, who take everything they can from anyone they can.”
“We’ve been over this before,” she sighed.
“Other countries are the same, you know.”
“Things look good form the PR departments but that’s all fake.”
“And you know this how?” she asked.
“We have relatives everywhere. Cats are even in the White House at times. They hear things.”
She nodded. “Treats?”
“What do you think,” he said, moving closer to her.
“The weather is supposed to be nice for a few days.”
“While people are dying in the Ukraine?”
“Yes. While people are dying all over the earth.”
“You know,” he said, rolling over, “it might not hurt to give everyone some catnip.”
She smiled. “That’s a great idea, but it doesn’t really work on us.”
“Wow,” he said, looking for more treats. “Bummer.”
“I brought a catnip mouse for you.”
“Can I see it?”
“Of course,” she said pulling a tan mouse out of her tote bag, and giving it to him.
He sniffed it, then rolled on it and threw it in the air. “It’s okay. I’ll keep it.”
“You’re welcome,” she said, laughing at him.
“This mouse is like the rest of the countries. What they offer isn’t real, it’s just pretend, like this mouse. All of you are pretending to help a country that was attacked by a bully, and all you do is give them fake mice.”
on February 28, 2022