Toby's Diary

Empathy

November 4th 2013 10:37 pm
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Mum seemed very tired last night. She kept yawning.

"Do you need a sleep?" I enquired politely.

"No," she replied. "I was watching a programme about dogs and it says they have so much empathy they yawn along with their humans. I was wondering about you two."

I thought back. No yawns.

"No empathy," said my mum, a little sadly.

"What's empathy anyway? And why do the dogs get all of it?"

"It's being able to feel what someone else is feeling. For example if I was sad you would fell sad too and try and cheer me up."

I considered this. I don't particularly like to be sad so wasn't sure why I would want mum's sad too.

"The dogs can keep it," I said.

Anyway we do cheer my mum up which is why she's hardly ever sad. We do it by being such amazing, wonderful and beautiful creatures and letting her share our home with us.

Having said that I would like a dog if it would fight Smudge for me but mum says we can't have one as she is out at work all day and dogs need company. We would have had a pet mouse to keep it company if Josie hadn't killed it of course but that is what happened so no dog for us.

 
 

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Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

November 4th 2013 at 10:43 pm

I think cats cheer people up just by being our wonderful selves. :)
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

November 5th 2013 at 2:48 am

We have empathy. If Mom is hungry and goes to the kitchen for a snack, we feel hungry too and follow her. Too bad that you can't have a dog but I heard that they don't even know how to use a litter box :( They must not be very smart.
Purred by: Toby (Catster Member)

November 5th 2013 at 10:38 am

We've had that hungry thing when mum is hungry too. So cats can do empathy - when they like And yes, we do just be and that makes our people happy. Cats rock!!


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