[Disclaimer: This post is probably not be taken seriously, but there may be an important takeaway message hidden beneath the snark]
I really wanted to write something today, but I’m a bit stuck for an idea, so I’m writing sillies.
At the beginning of the month, a Facebook friend of mine informed us that it was Cat Awareness Month. It is a tragedy that not everyone is aware of cats. So, we have been doing our bit for the awareness raising juggernaut by sharing our personal stories about what it’s like living with cats. Of course, we have done this without consent or participation from cats because cats can’t participate in raising awareness about what’s it’s like living with cats. As someone who lives with cats, I know exactly what it’s like to be a cat so who better than me to raise awareness?
I was completely unaware that in the US, there really is a National Cat Day which takes place on 29 October. Despite being unaware of that, I feel like I have been able to contribute towards this important awareness raising event.
So, one of my recent contributions to this campaign was this:
“Just because you aren’t owned by a cat or aren’t a cat yourself, that doesn’t mean that you should slack off on raising awareness of cats.
This is an important issue, and more needs to be done about it!
So, go read about cats, preferably read articles written by non-cats, and raise some awareness!
Cats are counting on you. Don’t let them down with your refusal to raise awareness about them (preferably without them).”
One of my friends suggested that we could just accept cats for exactly what they are. Can you believe that? That poor person seems to have bought into some sort of conspiracy theory that acceptance is better than continuing to try and cure our cats of all their cat behaviours. I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you.
Of course, it’s entirely possible that my friend may have bought into these theories because they’re just not brave enough to talk about the real issues that come with living with cats. This is why raising awareness of cats is so important. We really need to debate these radical notions about acceptance.
I mean, really, the real tragedy about this whole issue is that cats don’t even know how much they’re really suffering. It’s like they’re in their own little world and they don’t even know how awful their lives are. Without our help, what would become of all these cats?
I don’t have all the answers, and I really have no idea about how we can really help cats, but I know that we can’t just accept them for being cats. Something must be done. So, if we continue to raise awareness about them, then maybe someone else will finally do something.
Are you brave enough to raise awareness about cats?