Well, another first-ever Day Without Cats has come and gone, never to come again. And like all historical watershed moments, it impels us to reflect; about us, the Internet, and on the debt we owe to our irreplaceable friend, the cat.
For the cat is more than mere companion, more than protector from the vicious mouse and his flesh-melting death ray, more than the reassuring presence who greets our return each day with cheerful, loving indifference. He is also our mentor.
For while our great scientific minds struggle vainly to teach cats the intricacies of double-entry bookkeeping and interpretive dance, the cat has a simpler lesson for us: Approach life with wonder, with eyes wide open, with insatiable curiosity…
… and most of all, dignity. Always dignity.