Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Cat language

In her SF novel 'Woman on the Edge of Time' Marge Piercy has a future society where (it's a small point in a big novel) there is better understanding of animal communication. I remember a scene where she describes a cat turning away from food it doesn't like, and shaking its back leg derisively.

This week we have swapped to a new antibiotic for Milo, and apparently it tastes disgusting. I'm having to do that thing where you wrestle it down the cat's throat (which I hate) because he won't eat it ground up in his food. And he does exactly what Piercy describes, very deliberately turning away and giving an assertive shake of his left back leg at the food.
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