You may be asking yourselves why I detest the expression, and why I have launched such a fiery accusation on the expression’s authors. Truthfully, it is because there is nothing more delightful for cat lovers than watching their beloved feline on a curious mission to thoroughly investigate every inch of their home.
For example, this morning, as my husband Marty was eating breakfast, Sir Hush Puppy suddenly hoisted himself onto the dining room table for a reason not yet revealed. After scoping out all of the items in sight, he started inspecting each and every one of them. I suspect had Sir Edmund Hillary had the opportunity to observe Hush Puppy’s insatiable curiosity in action, coupled with this kitty’s skillful climbing technique, Sir Hillary might have learned a thing or two which may have aided him on his Mt. Everest ascent.
Satisfied with his findings, Hush Puppy jumped off the table, ran across the kitchen at break-neck speed and leapt onto the stove. Marty and I were flabbergasted as we watched him peer into every pot and pan, eventually lifting the coffee carafe lid, gently with his paw, giving it a once-over while sniffing the cold brew.
I want you to know I am in no way embellishing any of the facts about his next adventure. Satisfied with his kitchen excursion, he dashed into the bedroom and began examining every piece of furniture as if it was his maiden voyage into that area. Targeting the sheets, blankets, and the basket of freshly laundered clothes atop the bed, Hush Puppy inspected every nook and cranny.
At last, appearing satisfied that his morning exploratory excursions around our house had been completed; the totally exhausted kitty crawled into an open dresser drawer to take a long nap.
At first Sir Hush Puppy’s exploratory antics seemed to make little sense. However, after talking with a dear friend about my aversion to the expression causing my tirade, Hush Puppy’s behavior finally made sense to me when she shared the expression in its entirety; “Curiosity killed the cat; satisfaction brought him back.”
There is nothing more peaceful than a satisfied kitty, don’t you agree? Let us know with a comment.