Well, I have a cat named Minouch, he’s 6 months now. Minouch has learnt how to show respect. Stop! Respect is a big word with no incontrovertible meaning! Within our world, respect has gender, nationality and more: it is human. Sometimes it has a religion and age! However, I cannot figure out a word to say that Minouch don’t bite me anymore, he calmed down. When he was still a kitten, I used to hand him my fingers to bite it since he had no tooth and after he grew up you can imagine how painful his bite was. To stop him, I read everything I found about how cats learn and how a you should deal with them in order to communicate your ‘will’. Beat him, no I wouldn’t, scream at him, use water… I had tried many things but to little avail. And suddenly, he doesn’t bite anymore. In fact, it is not as suddenly as it seems. Mum has the answer. Actually, Minouch doesn’t live with me these days, I leave it to mum to look after him, since I couldn’t bring him with me to the School. When asking her, she said she didn’t anything special but: @ let him wander away with the cats of the street, he returns back when he’s hungry. Now he keeps company to the cat of our neighbor and brings him to the house.
‘Respect’ is not the only thing Minouch has learnt during his existence within our house. Cats don’t rely on words to communicate their will, they are instead more inclined to use body language. But Minouch now myaaaaaaws myaaaaws whenever he needs something! But he didn’t myaaaaw myaaaaw everytime, I actually seem myaaaaw myaaaawing several times before he did one! My friend says that is true for all animals, when an animal needs something, he acts accordingly. An optimized use of energy and language… I don’t know whether they didn’t exceed necessity to luxury as it is with humans. But one thing is sure , I seem to talk to Minouch more often than he seems to do!!