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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It's a good life walking, cooking, photographing, volunteering, reading, blogging, and best of all spending time with family, friends & the cat!

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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