June 6, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 7

No, I've never herded cats; no I don't want to

By LUELLA DOW

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Luella Dow
Angel isn’t much for the herd mentality, preferring the individual playfulness of a child.

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I’ve heard the phrase, “It’s as bad as herding cats” several times and wondered what the person meant. I’ve herded cattle and sheep, but never had enough cats to make a herd, thankfully.

Cats are independent, haughty at times and often want to be alone. Like a little child, my house cat will not eat from the same dish as Omar, the outside cat.

Now, don’t get the idea that I expect little children to eat from a cat’s dish. I’m just explaining things. When my sister was very young she would cry when the butter on her toast melted and disappeared. She...

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