Spotted in front of a store in a market in The Philippines, several stray cats showed they were fine with keeping their social distance from us and each other.
It’s been the suggestion of health experts people should keep at least 6 feet away from each other when out in public. Cats can show you how. Perhaps we humans can take a lesson.
These stray cats were spotted occupying the circle marks intended for the implementation of social distancing protocols in front of a store in Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City on Sunday amid enhanced community quarantine. pic.twitter.com/EqOORqCJMa
— The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) May 13, 2020
Cats are naturally clean animals and not the most social of creatures so maybe this behavior is pure instinct for them.
Or maybe, they’ve confirmed our suspicions they are the superior beings. They simply choose to let us feed and pet them and clean up their poop.
Best as social distancing, best at all over cleanliness. Far superior to us. Give them thumbs and we're done for! ??
— Belfast Cat (@CatBelfast) May 14, 2020
Cats could also be from a magical planet and the mysterious circles on the street means it’s time to wait for the mothership. Cats, prepare for the journey home.
Cats see circles as a means to transport back to their home planet.
— Sean Jordan (@sj2go) May 13, 2020
Considering they are strays, it’s curious the circles drew them like this. Sort of like how house cats can’t resist a cardboard box.
Whatever the reason, we should observe…and learn. I mean cats have been here for eons. Humans probably just one eon…two tops.
If cats can figure it out it puts them higher on the evolutionary tree than some humans
— halfpint and Diva? (@sibling8of9) May 15, 2020
They’re smart, wily little things. Ever seen one not able to get out of a sticky situation?
Cats know things.
— DB (@DbDant) May 13, 2020
But one astute Twitter user noticed something that could compromise their whole anti-infection strategy. Something very important, if not completely annoying.
They can't…whiskers, remember?
— Tracey Loyd (@TraceyLoyd5) May 20, 2020
Cats are great companions and teachers. Let us love them and learn from them. Practice social distancing and wear a mask.
Also keep your face and hands washed.