What is it like to be a cat?

A take on feline consciousness from today’s “Off the Mark” by artist Mark Parisi:

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h/t: jsp, Tom Nagel

7 Comments

  1. moarscienceplz
    Posted May 12, 2014 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Now I want a nap. ;-)

  2. Posted May 12, 2014 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    To be fair, that’s not a complete picture.

    Add the automatic massage module to the middle bed, and you’re a bit closer….

    b&

  3. SA Gould
    Posted May 12, 2014 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Humans are not a bed with hard, inaccessible headboards. People are beanbag chairs.

  4. challedon
    Posted May 12, 2014 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    The link doesn’t link.

  5. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted May 12, 2014 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    My only pedantic quibble is that I think cats only see the color blue.

  6. Posted May 12, 2014 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Not quite: the red bed should hold a can-opener for it to be purr-fect.

  7. Scote
    Posted May 12, 2014 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Seems about right.

    But, I do think cats love people. They love people to feed them; love people to open doors for them…

    Cat love is fickle and self-centered. Cats are the cow birds of mammals, taking advantage of our sloppy maternal/paternal nurturing instincts.

    Regardless, I think they are great, even if I feel I know that it is just my misplaced instincts making me say that.


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