Monday, July 30, 2007

Killer Cats: The Pattern is Clear

The indomitable Frank Wilson draws my attention to this. A Seattle nursing home now has Buckwheat, a killer cat with the same modus operandi as Oscar, the Rhode Island feline felon. Again the sentimental staff think this Buckwheat is sensing when people are going to die, but, of course, like Oscar, he is selecting victims. They are closing in.


  1. No comments? Cat got your tongue?

  2. I imagine this is simple, scientific proof of Rupert Sheldrake's theory of morphic resonance: that when creatures in one part of the world learn a new routine, their brethren in other parts of the world immediately become capable of performing the same routine. This must be true, as I have just read about it on Wikipedia.

    Looking at some of the other topics on this blog, I wonder what conclusions we might draw from the behaviour of one of these cats when it is introduced in the vicinity of a very fat person.

  3. Here's a thought I've had, seeing various cats through the years who have caught and are toying with their prey: If we were suddenly shrunk to the size of a mouse, or the cats suddenly grew to be our size or bigger, would they kill us? Would they play with us, smacking us down with a paw, then letting us up only to smack us down again a second later?

    I mean, let's say they know it's still us -- their owners, the providers of catfood and caresses -- would they nevertheless torture and kill us for the fun of it?

    You see, though I love cats, I am really a dog person. I know my Lab would never kill me, no matter if I were coated in raw steak meat.

  4. Susan Balée said: If we were suddenly shrunk to the size of a mouse, or the cats suddenly grew to be our size or bigger, would they kill us?

    Well, lions and tigers in captivity have an unfortunate record of eating their keepers when given the chance, no matter how "nice kitty" they may appear to be. I doubt that giant cats would be very different, though one could make an exception for Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion who clearly had "identity issues" of a serious nature.

    I think it may be easier for a woman to be a dog person than a man. If I got a German Shepherd, I'd probably be accused of wild machismo and ASBO tendencies, whereas when a women gets one it is explained away as a thoroughly sensible precaution, a companion, etc.