What are you doing there, cat?

I rather like my title; perfect for this week’s Six Word Saturday, borrowed from Alexandre O’Neill’s ‘Gato‘ and a question I’ve asked numerous times of a cat. In the case of the one in my header photograph I could see what she was doing on the chair, but I was curious as to why she had elected to chose a chair right at the end of the pier! Unfortunately at the time not only was she the opposite side of the harbour to me but I didn’t know how to ask her in Portuguese. Thanks to Alexandre’s lovely cat poem I now know exactly what to ask of her and all the others I have met ‘Que fazes por aqui, ó gato? Que ambiguidade vens explorar?

My favourite line though is his final line, as it is one I have pondered even more over the years ‘quem somos nós, teus donos ou teus servos?‘ – who are we, your owners or your slaves?

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When in Portugal you will find me walking, cooking, photographing, reading and of course blogging. In England it is pretty much the same with the addition of catching up with family, friends and organising a festival.

30 thoughts on “What are you doing there, cat?

  1. Fabulous cats. I was always a dog person, but became a cat person when I realised I didn’t have the time to walk the dog. Cats are such independent creatures, though I do wish the neighbour’s cats wouldn’t use my garden as their toilet!

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