Monday, January 28, 2008

Tabby Tuesday

Answers! I'm looking for answers! Are they here in the side yard? Please help!

Yesterday, we visited Morocco, as we have been doing for several Mondays. The Lutheran Surrealist (aka Kirby Olson) came by to visit and comment. He asked a very interesting question:

"Do cats in different cultures reflect the culture they are in?"



I am soliciting comments on this very important subject.

I hope to have comments from some of my visitors from overseas, like Germany, Australia, El Salvador, Japan, to name a few.

Thank you for your thoughts and minds.

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

23 comments:

ww said...

I will start off with the commenting.

The Lutheran Surrealist likes to debate multiculturalism on his own blog. Generally he seems against multiculturalism.

As for me, well, I try to respect everyone. At the same time, I am running for POTUS. So I do take a stand on certain issues, because I believe we, as a country are straying from the Constitution. I believe we have the best Constitution the world has ever had, and we should be mindful of that.

At the same time, I can still respect, and support, another cat's heritage.

When we take over the world, will we still respect dogs? bunnies? Should we respect vishus deer?

Thank you for your thoughts and minds.

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

Monty Q. Kat said...

Dear cousin, your button of support is up and MomBean claims I have a thick head. (I reminded her with a headbump while she was seeping.)

The Meezers said...

great question Skittles. We believe in multiculturalism - we is the "live and let live" type of laid back poodins. we believe that everyone should respect everyone elses beliefs and traditions cultures. our mommy is proud that, although she is catholic, she has been to prolly every religious service that there is with her friends. and they haf been to church wif her. she says that is you just respect and show interest in learnig about your friends beliefs and cultures you will gain a wonderful understanding about people.

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Monty Q,

Thank you! I'm sure glad to have a fellow tabby (and a really big one at that!) supporting my campaign.

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Meezers,

You do sound very laid back. Your mom sounds great too.

It is nice to gain understanding between cultures. I also wonder whether that means we must adopt another cultures ways if they conflict with ours.

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

Daisy said...

I hope I am not the Paris Hilton of the cat world...

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dearest Daisy,

You are not in any danger of becoming the Paris Hilton of the cat world.

However, Skeezix is getting close, what with his urjes and turkey thermometer issues going on.

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

Tybalt said...

Oooh . . . that is a very good question. I think culture is very important, but you raise some interesting concerns.

Derby said...

I would say yes that cats would reflect cultures. As an example in SE Asia, there are community cats. People feed them, take care of them and the cats keep the vermin down.

But they don't really 'belong' to any one person or group.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We must (sort of) disagree with Derby, cats are not really owned, beans think they are and that the cat comes "home" after being out. But, free cats in a colony come "home" too. Ahem, we cats tend to return to where the best food sources are be it our beans or community caregivers or a really good dumpster behind a restaurant. The cats culture doesn't change if not influenced by human culture. Some cultures frown on cats in the house, some think you can't really have a good life without a cat in the house. The cat across the street came from Ireland, but we understand him because all cats the world over speak the same language, meow. Mom's friend, the FBI forensic pathologist says the only differences between people are on the outside. Once she cracked them open they were all the same.

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dearest Derby,

There were many community cats in Morocco too. But there it seemed as if the cats were already in control of the whole country.

Skittles, The Huntress

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Zippy, Speedy, and Sadie,

You mean it's just about food? I think it's that way with pet humans too.

So many wars and problems are just food fights in disguise.

Skittles, The Huntress

Kirby Olson said...

Cats, it seems, do not really possess the concept of culture, which doesn't necessarily mean they are just a bunch of animals, however. I don't know what I mean by this!

DeadMule said...

Hi Skittles,

There may, indeed, be answers in the side yard. There are certainly answers under the bird feeder.
Kirby Olson may have one answer, ... then again, maybe not, his PhD being in "people philosophy" and all.

I am going to listen a bit before I endorse you. But You're right up there.

Human (speaking for Sweet Rosie O'Kitten: a torti with true tortitude)

DeadMule said...

BTW Skittles,

My human blogs at http://helenl.wordpress.com/

Sweet Rosie O'Kitten

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Lutheran Surrealist,

I don't know what you mean either!

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Helen and Sweet Rosie O'Kitten,

What a lovely surprise to have you visit.

Yes, there are many answers in the side yard! And under the bird feeder!

I will visit your site soon!

Tortitude!! Awesome.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

natumona said...

Thank you for comment. I want to make a friend, too. Because come to play from now on; thanking you in advance. The English is with poorness, but does my best. Thank you.

Derby said...

Mum laughed at your comment about being a foodie. She is not a foodie. She only makes a few things, the soup and a few casseroles for leftovers for work lunch.

So that means she would be out of stuff she actually makes in a few weeks. Otherwise, she cooks simple. Grill, broil or bake her meet, simple salad and veggies.

Have you checked out Darling Millie's mums food blog?
http://cookswithlove.blogspot.com/

Mum has made her muffin bread and likes it.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

We think cats are purrfect ambassadors for every culture. For starters, we all speak the same language! And every culture seems to adore us!

The Crew said...

Interesting and provocative question, Skittles. Since we all know several cats in countries other than the USA, and have learned many things about their homelands from their writings, I would agree that we cats do reflect the culture of our country.

One can only hope it's not the culture of a country that EATS cats, since there would not be anycat to learn from.

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Gandolf and Grayson,

Thank you for some insightful comments.

Personally I find it interesting that humans are the (apparently) the only creatures that speak many languages. Yet each culture assumes that God speaks only to them.

Hmmmmm. I would think God speaks any language He/She wishes.

Thank you.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Crew,

Oh! I have heard of cultures that eat cats! Oh my!!!! I didn't think it could be true!

Should we invade and liberate our feline friends from such fiendishness?

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

Monday, January 28, 2008

Tabby Tuesday

Answers! I'm looking for answers! Are they here in the side yard? Please help!

Yesterday, we visited Morocco, as we have been doing for several Mondays. The Lutheran Surrealist (aka Kirby Olson) came by to visit and comment. He asked a very interesting question:

"Do cats in different cultures reflect the culture they are in?"



I am soliciting comments on this very important subject.

I hope to have comments from some of my visitors from overseas, like Germany, Australia, El Salvador, Japan, to name a few.

Thank you for your thoughts and minds.

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

23 comments:

ww said...

I will start off with the commenting.

The Lutheran Surrealist likes to debate multiculturalism on his own blog. Generally he seems against multiculturalism.

As for me, well, I try to respect everyone. At the same time, I am running for POTUS. So I do take a stand on certain issues, because I believe we, as a country are straying from the Constitution. I believe we have the best Constitution the world has ever had, and we should be mindful of that.

At the same time, I can still respect, and support, another cat's heritage.

When we take over the world, will we still respect dogs? bunnies? Should we respect vishus deer?

Thank you for your thoughts and minds.

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

Monty Q. Kat said...

Dear cousin, your button of support is up and MomBean claims I have a thick head. (I reminded her with a headbump while she was seeping.)

The Meezers said...

great question Skittles. We believe in multiculturalism - we is the "live and let live" type of laid back poodins. we believe that everyone should respect everyone elses beliefs and traditions cultures. our mommy is proud that, although she is catholic, she has been to prolly every religious service that there is with her friends. and they haf been to church wif her. she says that is you just respect and show interest in learnig about your friends beliefs and cultures you will gain a wonderful understanding about people.

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Monty Q,

Thank you! I'm sure glad to have a fellow tabby (and a really big one at that!) supporting my campaign.

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Meezers,

You do sound very laid back. Your mom sounds great too.

It is nice to gain understanding between cultures. I also wonder whether that means we must adopt another cultures ways if they conflict with ours.

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

Daisy said...

I hope I am not the Paris Hilton of the cat world...

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dearest Daisy,

You are not in any danger of becoming the Paris Hilton of the cat world.

However, Skeezix is getting close, what with his urjes and turkey thermometer issues going on.

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

Tybalt said...

Oooh . . . that is a very good question. I think culture is very important, but you raise some interesting concerns.

Derby said...

I would say yes that cats would reflect cultures. As an example in SE Asia, there are community cats. People feed them, take care of them and the cats keep the vermin down.

But they don't really 'belong' to any one person or group.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We must (sort of) disagree with Derby, cats are not really owned, beans think they are and that the cat comes "home" after being out. But, free cats in a colony come "home" too. Ahem, we cats tend to return to where the best food sources are be it our beans or community caregivers or a really good dumpster behind a restaurant. The cats culture doesn't change if not influenced by human culture. Some cultures frown on cats in the house, some think you can't really have a good life without a cat in the house. The cat across the street came from Ireland, but we understand him because all cats the world over speak the same language, meow. Mom's friend, the FBI forensic pathologist says the only differences between people are on the outside. Once she cracked them open they were all the same.

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dearest Derby,

There were many community cats in Morocco too. But there it seemed as if the cats were already in control of the whole country.

Skittles, The Huntress

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Zippy, Speedy, and Sadie,

You mean it's just about food? I think it's that way with pet humans too.

So many wars and problems are just food fights in disguise.

Skittles, The Huntress

Kirby Olson said...

Cats, it seems, do not really possess the concept of culture, which doesn't necessarily mean they are just a bunch of animals, however. I don't know what I mean by this!

DeadMule said...

Hi Skittles,

There may, indeed, be answers in the side yard. There are certainly answers under the bird feeder.
Kirby Olson may have one answer, ... then again, maybe not, his PhD being in "people philosophy" and all.

I am going to listen a bit before I endorse you. But You're right up there.

Human (speaking for Sweet Rosie O'Kitten: a torti with true tortitude)

DeadMule said...

BTW Skittles,

My human blogs at http://helenl.wordpress.com/

Sweet Rosie O'Kitten

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Lutheran Surrealist,

I don't know what you mean either!

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Helen and Sweet Rosie O'Kitten,

What a lovely surprise to have you visit.

Yes, there are many answers in the side yard! And under the bird feeder!

I will visit your site soon!

Tortitude!! Awesome.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

natumona said...

Thank you for comment. I want to make a friend, too. Because come to play from now on; thanking you in advance. The English is with poorness, but does my best. Thank you.

Derby said...

Mum laughed at your comment about being a foodie. She is not a foodie. She only makes a few things, the soup and a few casseroles for leftovers for work lunch.

So that means she would be out of stuff she actually makes in a few weeks. Otherwise, she cooks simple. Grill, broil or bake her meet, simple salad and veggies.

Have you checked out Darling Millie's mums food blog?
http://cookswithlove.blogspot.com/

Mum has made her muffin bread and likes it.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

We think cats are purrfect ambassadors for every culture. For starters, we all speak the same language! And every culture seems to adore us!

The Crew said...

Interesting and provocative question, Skittles. Since we all know several cats in countries other than the USA, and have learned many things about their homelands from their writings, I would agree that we cats do reflect the culture of our country.

One can only hope it's not the culture of a country that EATS cats, since there would not be anycat to learn from.

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Gandolf and Grayson,

Thank you for some insightful comments.

Personally I find it interesting that humans are the (apparently) the only creatures that speak many languages. Yet each culture assumes that God speaks only to them.

Hmmmmm. I would think God speaks any language He/She wishes.

Thank you.

Luv,
Skittles, The Huntress

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Dear Crew,

Oh! I have heard of cultures that eat cats! Oh my!!!! I didn't think it could be true!

Should we invade and liberate our feline friends from such fiendishness?

Luv,

Skittles, The Huntress