Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Definition Please

Can animals engage in bestiality?

There are four cats who roam my abode; all male; all neutered. One of them, the one to whom I have previously referred as Botox Cat (because his total lack of facial expression makes him appear to have had Botox injections) has recently revealed himself to be either:
  1. Really stupid,
  2. Blind (doubt it; he's not that old)
  3. Anosmic (ditto), or
  4. Perverted.
He's been frequently observed in compromising positions (as if the balance of humping and being humped somehow denotes a compromise) with one of his feline fellows. Now I have no problem with that. I'm a tolerant Dinosaur; however they get their jollies is fine by me.

But this morning I caught BC trying to get it on with the dog. Ok, so the dog is the same size and shape as most of the cats, but geez -- it's a dog! Ew. Gross. Stop that!! Besides, the poor little doggie looked so confused. I couldn't blame her. I whisked her up and we headed in to work, leaving Botox Cat to ponder his perversity -- though frankly I don't think he has enough synapses for any meaningful pondering.

Yet the question remains: does interspecies coitus constitute "bestiality"?


At Wed Apr 16, 07:31:00 PM, Blogger Devorrah said...

I could be dominance behavior--is your kitty a control freak? As if you'd know that...

At Thu Apr 17, 03:03:00 AM, Blogger Elaine said...

...or does it rank along with dogs humping human legs (regardless of gender), pieces of furniture and so on.

At Thu Apr 17, 08:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never mind what it constitutes. Get it on tape and you will be famous on YouTube.

At Thu Apr 17, 12:47:00 PM, Blogger TheRedHead Who Reads said...

Speaking of cats and dogs, George Carlin did a hilarious routine about his dog jumping on his cat - both males, both neutered. Of course, to make it all the more funny, there were pics on the big screen of these two pets - the shaggy little dustmop of a dog looking all excited, while the gray tabby cat had a look of total disinterest, as in "Are you done yet?" I was laughing so hard, I was literally wheezing!

If you can find this on YouTube, it's well worth seeing.

So, just remember you're not alone in this kind of thing. :D Cats are sooo entertaining!

At Thu Apr 17, 02:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would the litter be "puttens" or "kippies"? :-) My Mr. Max was nuetered also but he still went thru puberty with his beloved stuffed sock. The sock was very compliant tho.


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