Does authenticity matter?

Updated: Oct 23, 2020

Or is it just another buzzword?

OK, first, I must tell you a story.

Our cat Lucy, who is basically soft blubber ball dressed up in velvet, came tearing through the pet door one day. She had a tiny mouse dangling from her mouth. This was an unseen event to begin with, but what thoroughly amused us was her expression. She was like, "Oh no! I've caught this thing, and now it's in my mouth, and I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT!!! AAAAH!!!!" Honestly, if she spoke English that's what she'd be saying.

Our other cat Linus, who we adopted at the exact time as Lucy, and from the same shelter where they had already spent their first few months of life together, is an avid hunter. He brings down birds like it's nobody's business. And he eats them too. Where Lucy is laid-back, quirky and bohemian, Linus is our stiff-upper-lip English gentleman, all polite and manly.

Between the two of them, we have continuous daily entertainment.

My point is; imagine if these two fab felines, with such unique personalities, behaved exactly the same. After all, they're both cats with basically the exact same upbringing and environment.

Now imagine if as human beings we all did and said and dreamt and made