January 12, 2014
NEWS YOU CAN USE: What Your Cat Is Thinking. Plus, note this: “To this day the population of domestic cats is maintained in a semiferal state by the practice of neutering. About the only males available for domestic female cats to breed with are the wildest and least people-friendly tomcats who have escaped into the feral cat population. Some 85 percent of all cat matings, Dr. Bradshaw writes, are arranged by cats themselves, meaning with feral cats.” There’s probably a larger lesson in that, which I will leave, as the old mathematics texts used to say, as an exercise for the reader.