Skip to comments.Horus Channels Sir Isaac Newton
Posted on 09/24/2008 5:27:14 PM PDT by pharmamom
People anthropomorphize animals all the time. Amusingly, usually. And most of us are guilty (although I have a workmate who never indulges in this behavior. She did call me the other day, though, to have me instruct her in the pronunciation of the word, so that she might not sound like a fool while she ridicules those of her acquaintance who imagine their dogs to be smiling at them.) I myself frequently imagine Horus to be gazing at me in loving adoration, while he more probably is projecting the little dotted butchers lines onto the contours of my flesh and deciding where he would start to dine should I suffer a precipitous demise in front of his eyes. \
What I was thinking about though, prior to this digression on the part of the LPIMH, was that Horus practices and demonstrates Newtonian physics all the time. Most recently when he leaped from the arm of the couch to my belly, a distance of about three feet, resulting in a massive, explosive and involuntary exhalation on my part. Force equals mass times acceleration. Horus weighs 16 pounds (despite my recent efforts to slim him down). He was self-propelled, in addition to the acceleration of gravity over the vertical distance of one foot. He landed first with only his front paws, which means that all of that force was concentrated into about four square inches. After I regained the ability to inspire and hence speak, I chose to anthropomorphize and told him that in the future, such action on his part would be met with an equal and opposite action from me: I would sit on him.
Sounds like I’m doing better than you! LOL!
Calvin and Hobbes have nothing to climb up and pounce from, so they settle for making my tummy (or back) soft enough to lie against. What I hate is when they do it and then go lie down somewhere else!
Give Horus a cat treat from me! :o])
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