December 29th, 2013


:: Tigger did not forget ::

Tigger in the bathroom

After nine days of not being at home,
we were worried that Tigger would have forgotten us.
I remember reading somewhere on the Internet, that a typical
domesticated cat have only an active memory of three to four days.
Implying that Tigger would have forgotten about us
when we were back from our travels.
Fortunately, this was not the case, and the familiar mew of
Tigger greeted us as the main door slid open.
In fact, Tigger sounded like he was both reprimanding us
for being away for so long (and forsaking him),
as well as showing his affection and joy
that we are back in town.
Apparently, in the grand scheme of things,
cats indeed have excellent memories,
probably lasting more than several days.
Cats adapt to the environment that they are in easily
because they can recall and recollect what they have learned in the past,
and adapt these memories to the current situation to
protect themselves throughout their lives.

I wonder though,
if I were away from Tigger for an extended period of time,
would he recognise me if I return one day?

:: Ten Books ::

:: Ten Books ::

(A little late, but here it is!)
In your status line, list 10 books that have stayed with you.
Don't take more than a few minutes; don't think too hard.
They don't have to be great works, just the ones that have touched you.
Tag 10 friends (including me so I'll see your list).

Into the Wild - Joe Krakuker
All of Us: The Collected Poems - Raymond Carver
Cathedral - Raymond Carver
Blink - Malcom Gladwell
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon
Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
The Sheltering Sky - Paul Bowles
48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley