Monday, May 11, 2009

Dodo Cat

We all mourn the loss of the infamous bird by the same name, but no one ever discusses the disappearance of the Dodo Cat, first depicted in the 1980 cartoon Heathcliff, where a cat named Mungo would say stupid things in a low-register.

Arguably a cat that can speak English and dress itself in a red tank top should be lauded as intellectually advanced, but it is theorized by the aforementioned cartoon that the Dodo Cat is a follower by nature who seldom has the answer to even the simplest of questions. It was this ignorance and lack of cunning that is thought to have contributed to cat's endangerment. It was constantly duped into being eaten by its predators after losing at a game of checkers.

Today, in a photo recently released by the National Geographic, the cat once thought to be extinct has been discovered in Suburban North America.

Its survival instincts still drastically lower than that of the common domesticated feline, the Dodo Cat may be preserved if housed in captivity away from flammable items and snap-lid containers.


Mo Diggs said...

Hahah Mungo!

Abbi Crutchfield said...

Mo Diggs, Mo Diggs, no one should
Terrorize the neighborhood!

soce said...

Mungo was very big and strong.

Abbi Crutchfield said...

Yeah, it was really Wordsworth who got on my nerves, with the Walkman and the goofy grin. Later in college I met a Vietnamese student with the exact same modulated voice. Sadly, he never rhymed.

The Critic said...

From cartoons I have learned that all "slow" characters speak in low voices. Therefore, when reading those characters in children's boooks, I immediately default to that same voice.

Thus, it lives on.

Abbi Crutchfield said...

@ The Critic: Come on, don't be voicist.