Although seemingly ageless, Koneko accepts her mortality … such acceptance being a basic requirement for living a full life.
As well as leaving a legacy through the pages of this Blog, Koneko has chosen (or had chosen for her by the Kitty Gods) a trainee philosophiser. For those old enough to remember the original Pink Panther movies, the initial Mentor-Mentoree relationship resembles that of the kinship between Inspector Clouseau and his “man-servant” Cato [ a link for those who have no idea what comedy looked like before Dodgeball or Zoolander here —> Clouseau & Cato – Pink Panther ]
The understudy, otherwise known as “NALA”, constantly lays in wait to attack Koneko, keen to get the next life lesson. As a result, most of the teachings to this point have involved a whack on the top of the head … or 3 in quick succession.
So far she has learned:
- How to enroll in the school of hard knocks
- What it is to be a slow learner
- How not to camouflage yourself
- That residual shower water is a cat delicacy &
- That a wise cats tail has an eye in the end of it !
So when you see ginger in the Cat Gallery you are seeing the future of cat wisdom and logic … a bit like relying on Johnny English to be the keeper of the Crown Jewels … let us hope there is a “Boff” nearby!
Here’s to NALA … trainee with MASSIVE shoes to fill one day