Amusing Our Leader

My friend and I were discussing cats, dogs and how they adapt themselves to human families as if we humans were animal packs. While much has been said about dogs and the alpha male, my friend was telling me about a new theory concerning cats. Apparently our behavior towards cats engenders them to consider themselves as pack leader. With this freshly in mind I came across Ruben (my youngest) grimacing at our largest cat Kovu. Ruben wasn’t just grimacing, he had his little fingers rammed into both corners of his mouth which was pulled taut with a waggling tongue in the middle. His eyes were rolling around like dishes and his head was waving from side-to-side. I asked him why he was pulling faces at the cats. Ruben jumped up and down, and round and around for a bit and then squeaked “to make them laugh of course” and resumed his facial postures. I looked at Our Leader. He was not amused.

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