A Cat Poem

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    Jun 16, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
    It's no secret that Caslon and others share a love of cats, as do we, so we thought we'd share.

    Last night I watched an old re-run of Star Trek and saw this...

    " Felis Cattus, is your taxonomic nomenclature,
    an endothermic quadruped carnivorous by nature?
    Your visual, olfactory and auditory senses
    contribute to your hunting skills, and natural defenses.

    I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
    a singular development of cat communications
    that obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
    for a rhythmic stroking of your fur, to demonstrate affection.

    A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
    you would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
    And when not being utilized to aide in locomotion,
    it often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

    O Spot, the complex levels of behaviour you display
    connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
    And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
    I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend."

    - Data, "Schisms"

    ....too sweet. -Doug of meninlove
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    Jun 16, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
    OMG! One of my favorite moments from TNG. I love the Wiki entry on Spot.

    "Despite the name, Spot is not actually patterned with spots. Spot originally appears as a male Somali cat, but later appears as a female orange tabby cat, eventually giving birth to kittens (TNG: "Genesis"). The authors of the Star Trek Encyclopedia jokingly speculate that these inconsistencies can be explained by the idea that Spot is a shape-shifter or victim of a transporter accident (depending on which edition of the Encyclopedia one reads)."

    I love the episode where Spot mauls Riker and in the end, Worf is the only one Spot will tolerate other than Data.icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 17, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
    OMG! Proof that Data doesn't know everything.

    It's Felis catus. One t, species name not capitalized, and ideally italicized.

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