Monday, 5 April 2010

The Conversational Abilities of Cats.

I have a theory as to why cats can’t speak. Put simply, it’s because they are taken from their mothers at too early an age, and therefore they don’t have time to learn to speak. It’s a different matter with cows and sheep – they have longer with their mothers, which is why they at least have rudimentary conversational abilities.

There’s a Zen koan which goes like this; if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound? Yesterday I heard a variant; if a man speaks in the forest and there is no woman there to hear it, is he still wrong?

Off to deliver the papers with Hay now. We have a very special delivery this morning. Can’t say who it is, but if I mention cyclone technology then you may get a clue. Another clue is the name Sir James Dyson.

If you like sheep (well, I have picked up a few readers in Wales), enjoy this.


  1. This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase 'You light up my life!' Bloody mervellous video!

  2. I have had many conversations with Cosmic kitty and he is very offended by the insinuation that he is less able than SHEEP!!
    If you think that video is good you should see what we can get the sheep to do around here.

  3. Good catch , Chairman.
    Not enough 'smile-making' stuff on the web. This was one of them ...

  4. Jinksy: Ain't it just?

    Kerry: Kitty says Hi!

    Fletch: I aim to please.

  5. My Husband, himself from Swansea, would appreciate the sheep material.

    Just assumed cats couldn't be arsed to speak as everything gets done for them more or less anyway.

    Happy Easter xxx

  6. Got to say, Chairman, that's a pretty nasty stutter you have there. Or are you merely missing "Fred Elliot" from Constipation Street...I say I said...are you merely missing "Fred Elliot" from Constipation Street?