Kitty Stars of the Week for March 12 - 18, 2000.
And now for something a little different ;-)
Marcus Tullius Cicero and Marcus Tullius Cicero (Kiki and Tully) were born
amidst the verdure of the Seven Hills of Rome, but their mother's untimely
collision with a chariot left the young sucklings orphaned. They were
rescued by a kindly wolf who nursed them and educated them in the way of
the Cynic. Upon adolescence, they heeded the call of the Stoa or Porch,
and pushed open the door to the Center for Feline Excellence under the
tuition of Zeno of Kitium.
No longer viewing the world exclusively in terms of black and white,
Marcus Tullius Cicero and Marcus Tullius Cicero now approach their
research in an interdisciplinary fashion. Their forthcoming publication
Mourning Doves and Evening Doves: Ack Ack Ack! is a window to their
integration of Language, Reason and the Passions. Indeed the work was
composed entirely while sitting in the window.
New areas of investigation will include the formation of Character by
running rapidly up and down the hall, and of Family Values by grooming
one's littermate. The campaign staff of presidential candidates Al Gore
and George W. Bush have both borrowed extensively from their moral
psychology. Marcus Tullius Cicero and Marcus Tullius Cicero will be an
important ethical force on which ever party comes to power in the year
(Yes, they really are two different cats! Kiki is the one
in the upper picture, Tully in the lower.)
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