3 Joys of Pet Ownership in a Developing Nation

-chopping up a mountain of frozen goat meat and sorting it into “cat” and “human” piles. realizing these piles are entirely arbitrary and that the only difference is that the human pile will eventually have ketchup on it.

-hiding your cat in the bathroom when your counterparts come over. commenting on the indignant yowls happening in the background by saying “cat is angry” in two broken languages.

-realizing your cat has been rooting through the used toilet paper bin. realizing too late.

Introducing: The Pallas Cat

Hi! I’m:
The Pallas Cat, or Pallas’s Cat, of “small wild cats” and “German naturalist Peter Simon Pallas” and “Mongolia.”

I enjoy:
sheltering in crevices; raising and then quivering the upper lip on one side of the muzzle, displaying the large canine tooth; being observed basking in the warm sunshine.

I’m also:
a crepuscular hunter.

And my name is:
The Pallas Cat!