Of cats, mice, and cocaine

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:315
  1. George Dunea, attending physician
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    The cats that live in our apartment share many characteristics with their owners. They eat, sleep, can be noisy, and occasionally fight. Each cat has a unique personality, just like humans and also (according to an Indian friend) cows. As with humans, they pose interesting but unanswerable metaphysical questions, such as why are they here (it was to reduce the cat load of friends with an unexpectedly large litter), what is the …

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