Ten Minutes: Pets

Cats have an insatiable thirst for pats and scratches. Some say they do it for the attention, but I think it’s because they’re constantly itchy. In theory, it’s just an impossible amount of hair for any creature to be expected to deal with. Think about how good a scalp massage feels and then multiply that times everywhere and throw in a couple of extra fleas. Their constant licking only gives off a spit-shined surface-level coat, while a human can provide them with the petting they truly need. Whoah. That’s probably why we call them pets. This is all too much – I need to sit down.