Miaow.... its International Cat Day. Today we celebrate the sheer elegance of cats.
Gorgeous whiskers like mine, so much more beautiful than beards.
Soft delicious fur, which poor hairless humans do not have.
Ears that can hear a mouse's footfall and the ultrasonic squeaks of bats in the hot evenings and mice in the wainscot. Humans, as they age, cannot hear these at all.
Ears that grow fur out of themselves - wisps of beautiful fur that add to our elegance, unlike the hair in human ears.
Eyes that reflect moonlight back to the marvelling human that notices this. Eyes that are tuned to the slightest movement and can see in the twilight dark.
A waving tail that helps us balance on garden fences or the boughs of trees. A sense of balance that far outbalances our humans.
A graceful body at all times. A body that is so supple we can clean ourselves all over, except for the head. We can contort ourselves so that we look at our intimate parts without using a mirror.
Humans, don't you envy us?
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