The pampas of ennui

Being Leonardo Boiko's online Journal, featuring Long & Very Sporadic Essays on any Subject.


15 March 2012

Here I am reminded of an article I once read about a pet trainer. I was living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, then, and the pet trainer came to town to give a lecture, after which she was interviewed. She said that she had trained all kinds of pets, including birds, and many kinds of dogs, with success, but she could never train a cat to do anything. When asked why, her answer was:

“The cat questions.”

(Julie Lee Wei, Dogs and Cats: Lessons from Learning Chinese)

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