Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/04/14

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Cat / Plato
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 07:58:36 +0200
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So your Posy (lovely photo, BTW) is a traditional SPD'er, against 
privatisation of the postal service :-)


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Apr 14, 2011, at 10:16 AM, Douglas Sharp wrote:

> Lovely animal, John
> it seems to be a cat thing - Posy, our Somali, growls at the German postal 
> service postman but can't be bothered with the guy who delivers for a 
> private organisation. She even recognises the sound of the postman's bike, 
> runs downstairs and sits in the mail basket at the front door. (Stoopid 
> puss - she often gets mail dropped on her)
> Here she is, waiting for the mail to be delivered:
> Cheers
> Douglas
> On 14.04.2011 02:30, John Nebel wrote:
>> A guard cat, looks harmless, but worse than a German Shepherd as far as 
>> UPS and FedEx are concerned.  USPS only gets a growl.
>> Plato, in "The Republic", uses the analogy of philosophical dogs; the 
>> guardians of the ideal polis will be like philosophical dogs who are 
>> friendly to the people they know, but defend against outsiders.  The 
>> guardians are meant seriously enough, but perhaps the philosophical dogs 
>> are a joke.
>> The cat has absorbed too much Plato.
>> John
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