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Cats do not talk? I beg to differ

January 10, 2011

I'm a regular "Chatty Cathy."

Frivolous lawsuits are bad enough but lawsuits that aren’t properly researched? Well, those are just plain wrong.

I am of course referring to Church & Dwight’s lawsuit against Clorox. Both companies make cat litter and Church & Dwight is arguing that Clorox is wrong to claim that cats prefer Fresh Step cat litter. Their reasoning? “Cats do not talk” and therefore, cannot weigh in on which litter brand they prefer.

As you know by now, Paul and I do a lot of talking. Ergo, Church & Dwight’s statement is false.

Even if you can’t quite understand exactly what we’re saying in the same way my genius owner and the other genius writers of this blog can, have you ever tried to sleep through a hungry kittens’ meows? If you have, you know damned well cats do a lot of talking: And you even understood what your kitty wanted. Likewise, have you ever bought your cat a new toy, only to have him or her sniff it and walk away with his or her nose in the air, never to look at it again? You got the message, no words involved. There are plenty of ways for us cats to show our preferences, clearly the makers of Arm & Hammer’s Super Scoop just aren’t trying hard enough to understand cats.

Church & Dwight does have a point though. Every cat is different and you can’t make sweeping arguments about which brand cats prefer. We’re all different, some of us like dry food and some of us like wet food. Some of us actually use scratching posts while the majority of us like to use our human’s couches. We all have different preferences and it’s absurd of Clorox to think we can all be boxed into one litter brand.

While I agree with Church & Dwight on this one point, I really wish they had done some more research before they proclaimed “cats do not talk” as a fact in this silly lawsuit.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2011 3:19 pm

    I hadn’t heard about this lawsuit but I have to agree with you 100%. Cats don’t speak as we do but they do communicate with us. At times they make their wishes and preferences very clear!

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