This week’s Photo Hunt subject is “Pet.”
Cats are a pet of humans.
Or are they?
The word “pet” implies ownership.
But when it comes to cats…who owns whom?
Are cats our pets?
Or are we theirs?
It’s an interesting question.
Especially when it comes to the interactive and tactile creatures that are cats.
Ownership is a hazy concept at best when it comes to cats.
Even if you say, “the ones who do the petting are the ones who aren’t ‘pets'” doesn’t work. Kylie regularly pets humans by patting them on the head. So the one doing the petting isn’t the default “owner.”
So, am I Jacoby’s pet? Or is he my pet? Or…are we each other’s pet? It’s hard to say.
It was just five years ago today that Jacoby came to live with us.
Right from the start, I knew he was going to be just like his half-brother Gun-Hee.
A little bundle of kitteny energy!
Well, most of the time, anyway.
He fit in right away. Even though the girls were much bigger than he was, he walked around the apartment like he owned the place…
…Sharing their beds and favourite perches as though he’d always been there.
Jake decided pretty much from day one that the “no cats on the counters” rule did not apply to him.
He was always good at finding a loophole, too.
“I’m not ON the counter!”
The one thing he did that I always remember is, he decided he was my kitten pretty much as soon as he came into the house.
He likes my husband, and he likes the other cats…but he and I have a special bond, and we always have.
Happy gotcha day anniversary, little buddy!
It seems like the last week or so has been super busy, with therapy visits, Halloween and the whole Red Sox thing…
…time to just take a few moments and relax.