The Mets traveled to Lakeland Friday and were declawed by the Tigers, but there’s better feline-related baseball news to be had in the Cactus League. I read a heartwarming article the other day about O the Oakland A’s Spring Training Cat, a kitty of indeterminate gender who hangs around the Athletics’ ballpark in Phoenix and does his/her thing while the players prepare for the season ahead.
What ballplayers do in February and March and what cats do all year round, based on what I’ve read annually of the former and experienced first-hand of the latter, convinces me it’s all pretty much the same deal.
Both species are known to…
Go through the motions.
Engage in bursts of modest physical activity.
Occasionally make a big deal about something that turns out to be a whole lot of yowling about nothing.
Do a couple of laps.
Think about dinner.
Differences? Well, when our Hozzie and Avery finish sharpening their skills, our furniture is most definitely not in the best shape of its life.