Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Bed Pals

Scoop and Au in bed

I was thinking about memes but since it's been years since I read Dawkins, and the old brain isn't what it used to be, I had trouble getting my mind around the idea. To my mind there is no doubt cats have culture, and that culture is transmitted. Scoop and Au are constantly teaching each other new things.

For example, Au has this enchanting habit of sitting with his tail on your foot and looking up with half closed eyes when he's asking for something (usually ham but sometimes just a game or a cuddle). Scoop has always just walked up and given us his demands with a loud MEEE-OW! But now Scoop also does the tail on the foot manoeuvre; and what's more, he's realised it works just as well for him as the shouting so he'll go on doing it.

Is this transmitting a meme? I can't decide! You tell me...

PS It's been pouring with rain here every afternoon, so Scoop and Au are indoor cats at the moment. And don't they make themselves comfortable!


Just Sharlene and the Spice Cats said...

Mmmm....I have problem posting a comment to your "Tagged!" post since yesterday. Finally managed to post a comment on this one.

Thanks for participating in the Meme. I'm glad you blog. Wouldn't have gotten to know Scoop and Au and what adorable cultured kitties they are if you didn't blog.

Luna und Luzie said...

Thanks for stopping by ! Your cats are looking comfortable on the bed.
...and good reasons to blog :-)

Gattina said...

Not not really a meme, but do as me and it's easy participate on my "Cats on Tuesday" group, and there is also Wordless wednesday for cats, this time I didn't do it but last week and Thursday 13 which I did today because Arthur always inspires me with his silly things he does !

boo_licious said...

They look so comfy on the bed. I didn't realise Scoop and Au are ginger kitties until I saw them in this pix.

I love your column abt these two in the Star. Highlight of my weekend. Keep up the good work and the kitty tales.