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  Pavlov's Cat
by Ian R Thorpe
Friday, September 16, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Probably the best known animal experiment behaviourals science was Pavlov's Dogs which is said to show all higher mammals have the ability to learn in the same way humans do. Things have progressed since then and now scientists are using snacks to teach mice, rats and even crocodiles how to get snacks. It's fun but is it science.

They may feed and shelter me,
groom and pet and pamper me,
make my bed on satin pillows,
adorn my neck with pretty bows
but still I shall not fetch thrown sticks
nor perform amusing tricks
and beg for treats from master's hand;
nor march to King or Priest's command.
I will not work 'til I am old
to earn myself a scrap of gold
but go the way of my own choosing
and thus gain more than I risk losing.

And while we extol the virtues of thinking for oneself, the academic fascists of medical science are cooking up new ways to control our minds. The latest is a pill to erase traumatic or unpleasant memories.

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ODD the new meltal illness of non conformists

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Reviewed by A PAX 9/18/2005
the ultimate attitude! lol
no wonder i don't own a cat...........
I am a woofer times 2!

lolol toooo cute ian!
Reviewed by jude forese 9/18/2005
the difference between animals and humans is that humans speculate ...

great write ...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/17/2005
There is much wisdom in your verses, Ian. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace.

Reviewed by Sara Coslett 9/16/2005
I never understood why we work until we are so old we cannot enjoy life. Or for some...we work until our deaths. It is crazy. What is the point of living. Now cats! They most certainly do as they please.

Cute and very well written poem. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Hilding Lindquist 9/16/2005
Yo, Ian-

We have a lot to learn from Pavlov's cat!

This one goes on frig ...


Hilding "Gus" Lindquist
Reviewed by Aberjhani 9/16/2005
A profoundly philosophical write as relevant to human beings as to the entities we sometimes claim as "pets" or "subjects for experiments." I suspect that one of the biggest mistakes humans make is to presume that one's definition or understanding of a thing really is the totality of that "thing." More than a little food for thought in these very wise lines.
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery 9/16/2005
Ah, the cat, I am so blessed that one allows me to live in her house. Enjoyed this!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/16/2005
VERY thought provoking!!


Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 9/16/2005
Yes, cat's to a "T"! That's why I am a cat person, no one is their master and no one is mine:) I loved this, as I adore kitties and their cold shoulders:)
Reviewed by Peter Benson 9/16/2005
Stop talking to Magic, Nemesis & Mystere. They know quite enough without you giving them theility. A word to be treasuered in cat owners manuals.

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