We cats are always grooming and washing but some humans obviously appear to think it not so important, at least from what I´ve seen from my observations from the top of the boulders overlooking the school.
I believe humans do like to get stroked and that they want to care for themselves properly but for some reason, possibly the “time” thingy, washing and caring for ones general appearance doesn´t seem to be high on some human agendas.
I think it´s a bit of a shame because the human race likes to class itself as being at the top of the evolutionary ladder. It´s a good job that “sights and appearances” are not part of the concept of classifying oneself as being at the top of the evolutionary ladder. The human race human wouldn´t stand much of a chance of winning such an award as “Top of the Evolutionary Ladder” if such a contest was based solely on appearance, would they?
I suppose I noticed so many ragged-looking people simply because as a pussy cat, I like to look at beautiful things. I was a bit shocked, that was all.
Of course, everybody should do what they want and wear what they want.
Perhaps manners and respect among humans were also not so high on the agenda in times past but judging from the escapades of today, values certainly appear to have done a dive.
I mentioned in a previous blog the importance of positive role-models. Orientation seems to be directed towards lower levels of habitation these days. A shame really, especially because it can be so easy to stand-out and be an individual if one applies basic etiquette and humanistic values to one’s life. I try to be a positive role model for other cats myself and although it´s often difficult, through perseverance, I know I can better my character.
We cats have a lot of time on our paws for “perseverance” Mr Midnight. Humans are so time consumed by their electronic gadgetry. Perseverance requires effort. That´s why it´s easier for us than for humans.
Still, I often see people looking nice when they pass my vantage point, so not all is lost, is it?
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