this is something every kitten knows.
there is more to life than just minimizing risks.
i mean, learning to climb the drapes is always a bit risky, but jeez, what kind of cat are you going to grow up to be if you never learn to climb stuff?
nice to see the humans finally catching on. it’s about time, you guys…
My 19 yr old daughter lifeguarded a children's bday party recently in Scottsdale AZ (you know, wealthy moms inside drinking wine and she's paid to watch the kids around the pool) All these little kids were following her around and clinging to her, afraid to play, afraid to interact, bc they'd been cooped up for so long. She was so sad for them. She gave them little jobs to do to distract them and loosen them up.
The bubonic plague had its villains, rats and blood sucking insects, as the buffoons plague got its own vectors, chewing and sucking away at life and freedom, thirstier than vampires, not even stopping at kids, as even the virus does.
But now as then, we can count on cats to have our back.
And, climbing drapes is much more dangerous than covid for kids.
Just wanted to say "thanks" for all you do. Was an avid reader on that bird site (I never signed up - only read), and appreciate that all can still have access here at the stack.
In the name of combating climate change, I suspect some are envisioning the concept of lives become fully virtual, cradle to grave. This would include cats.
How many times in the past were adults’ freedoms restricted because, “think of the children.” They never gave a damn about the children then and they don’t now. I take that back, I now believe they want the children sick or dead.
Look at what Massachusetts just pulled. I'm devastated and terrified for the children here. https://mailchi.mp/doe.mass.edu/press-releaseeducation-commissioner-to-ask-board-for-authority-to-mandate-masks-in-public-schoolsto-provide-time-to-increase-vaccinations?e=2cdeb773b0&fbclid=IwAR0k1q_el0zTmUIMn0cZm-wJ1L4940ohh4qHc7FfOo778DF5F8y3sR23lps
From Unlimited Hangout: "the AFT has been attempting to sway the CDC to ratchet up COVID restrictions that perpetuate public education’s reliance on Big Tech company privatization. These companies have been raking in record profits by selling ed-tech products to schools during lockdown. In turn, just after their email exchanges with the CDC, the AFT and the National Education Association co-authored Learning Beyond COVID-19: A Vision for Thriving in Public Education, which calls for increased access to “devices needed for online learning” along with increased access to “virtual” tutoring. Why would the American Federation of Teachers go against “following the science” by lobbying the CDC to backpedal its relaxation of school health and safety protocols? Why would the AFT defy CDC experts by opposing school re-openings in favor of extending COVID restrictions that prop open the floodgates for the ed-tech industry to advance its privatization of public education through “remote” e-learning contracts?"
The humans are clearly trying to muscle in on marketing of unnecessary kitten protection equipment, although the "cat overlords" comment is pleasing: