|X-ray, one of the biggest cats ever.|
The question was, "It seems you just feed your cat, so it doesn't die?"
Which made me check myself. It didn't take me long to answer yes. Sadly, yes. My cat is rather soul-less. He's a slave to his belly and his own satisfaction (typical cat). I don't hate him, but didn't even think that I'm solely maintaining a live creature so that he wont die. I am. I feed him what he doesn't get from the rodents. He whines all day so that I might feed him more, he relieves himself in the warm, dry garage, he poops in the flower beds, and he slithers into our house and into the inner-workings of our couch to hide.
I should move away from maintaining our 'pet', and enjoy him. I should accept him for his 'cat-ness'. His characteristics are attributes that turn me off in others, and I HATE in myself: selfishness, gluttony, laziness, dirtiness, hairy-ness, sneakiness, dependence.... It's no wonder I don't like our cat, because I see in him the things I don't like about myself, and I'm allergic to it.