Kateri, felis minus intelligens quam
Kateri and I have been trying to outsmart one another for the
past ten years. She used to outsmart me, but now I am outsmarting
her! This gives me some consolation in my old age. I would hate
to die knowing that my cat is smarter than I am. For instance:
Last night, I came out of my bedroom into my office. She was
poised at the door to run into the bedroom. But I anticipated
her move and blocked her entry. She then bided her time for when
I would go back in, so she could run in. But I distracted her
by throwing a piece of paper on the floor. She went after the
paper and I went into the bedroom and closed the door on her!
Ah ha! A moment of victory! I savored it!