I’ve long held that real men love cats. Why? Because real men don’t need to own a butch dog to prove their masculinity. Because real men know that cats are as choosy as they are. Because real men appreciate that cats are all born engineers who will assist you by quickly highlighting the many structural short comings in your home. The fact that author Charles Bukowski loved them also only helps solidify my view.
Ecco just published a compilation of Bukowski’s poems and other writings titled On Cats. It is edited by Abel Debritto who also put together On Writing, which I reviewed earlier this year.