|Purred: Tue Sep 23, '08 5:51pm PST |
|So, dear students, what does clawing mean to you?
To some, clawing is an itch needing to be scratched. They will scratch at anything and everything with no finesse. Indiscriminately. Without care or comfort, and only as a means to other ends. Food, attention and all that.
To others, however, clawing is not a means to an end, but the end in and of itself. Clawing as art and philosophy, in other words. The aesthetic of clawing is part of that end, but not the whole. Happy is the cat that wants nothing, but one more place to claw to their heart's desires, as their only desire.
For next class, folks, start thinking of our second topic. My suggested exercise is for you to claw at as many different surfaces as you can, and analyze your technique. For those of you who are clever enough to hypnotize your humans, you might want to command them to videotape you, so that you can keep clawing instead of stopping every few times and record your observations on paper.
I shall see you all next week.
Your kind instructor,
Gracie, M.A., Scratching, Ph.D., Claw Epistemology
Edited by author Tue Sep 23, '08 5:52pm PST
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