Why teens are like cats.

Posted: April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

Vampire Maman


I read an entertaining article this about trying to measure the intelligence of cats (check slate.com) and yes, of course the cats did not cooperate or give a rats ass about doing their best. Cats don’t care. Dogs care. Fish care. Cats don’t care. They’re obviously unconcerned about standardized testing, status or pleasing anyone.

One of my cats didn’t answer to her name for the first five years of her life. We didn’t even try to figure out why it took her so long.

The same sorts of concepts apply when trying to understand teenagers. Only they say they’re cooperative when they’re not and they do care. When they care they either are full of heart breaking angst or they act like they don’t care by giving monosyllabic answers or a shrug.


Teens and cats could both sleep 20 hours a day. They’re both fun to have around when they’re…

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