In the Company of Cats is the third and final installment in our 2023 commemoration of June Fourth. See also:
貓片兒 māopiàn’r, the title of Mei Liu’r’s ‘cat tales’, and the Chinese title of this chapter in The Other China, is a term used to describe ailurophiles, or cat obsessives, as well as feline fanatics who don’t have the wherewithal to keep a cat.
— Geremie R. Barmé
Editor, China Heritage
4 June 2023
Rather the Company of a Cat
People are simply too much trouble
Better share the company of a cat.
Together our fleeting lives pass
Without any of those hassles
Cat Tales — a Timely Diversion
— a 2023.6.4 monologue