“I've figured out why humans say `Ow!' when they're hurt,” said Spring.
“Really?” I said.
“Yes,” she said.
“Ow. It's the sound we made when cats attack us.”
“Like last night with Spodie. Did you hear me?”
Spring schrunched up her face. “I don't think so,” she said.
“He was on the small bookcase,” I said, refering to a chest high book
shelf that brackets one side of the entrance to the bathroom. “When I past
by, heading towards the bed, he swiped,” I said, making swiping motions
with my hands, “and got me in the back. Ouch.”
“Yes,” she said. “You see, way back in pre-history, when cats attacked
us, we made all sorts of sounds until someone finally hit upon `Ow!' which,
in cat-speak, means `Get the fXXX off me!' And it
“Yes.” She smiled. “It's only a theory, mind you.”
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