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Is Life a Bowl of Cherries if You’re a Cat?

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Is life a bowl of cherries? And what if it has peaches in it?

Mewsette tries to determine if life is a bowl of cherries, especially if your bowl of cherries has a few peaches in it. Is it then a peachy bowl of cherries? Or is life a bowl of cherries only if it’s peachy? Or is life a bowl of cherries and peachy at the same time?

I set the fruit bowl on the cabinet in the center of the kitchen so that I could enjoy a cherry each time I walked past as I was cooking. Nearly every cat in the world will insist upon inspecting what you are eating—how dare you consume something without offering some to your feline? And if other cats are anything like the ones I live with, they will try to like what you are eating, even if it’s clear from the start they have no interest.

But cherries have two attributes that raise their level in the eyes of cats. First, they have exciting little stems upon which one can poke her nose and sneeze. One can also pick up said cherry by said stem, just because she can. And cherries are, more or less, round, and will obligingly roll around on the counter, even leaping dramatically off the edge to land on the floor below. It’s really cool to watch them fall.

So Mewsette has decided that, if life really is a bowl of cherries, then it’s full of exciting opportunities if you use your imagination.

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