November 24th, 2010


Character Appreciation: Spot

Give it up for the most famous ST pet of all...


I think Data said it better than I ever could...

Felis Cattus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
an endothermic quadruped carnivorous by nature?
Your visual, olfactory and auditory senses
contribute to your hunting skills, and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
a singular development of cat communications
that obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
for a rhythmic stroking of your fur, to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
you would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aide in locomotion,
it often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

O Spot, the complex levels of behaviour you display
connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

Show some love for Spot (and other ST pets while you're at it...)

Next week: Pavel Chekov

Poll for two weeks out:

Poll #1648993 char apprec 7 dec

Who should be our appreciated character for 7 Dec?

Dr. Phlox
ps: sorry I have failed at life posting the last couple of weeks; in my defense this time I have thought it was tuesday all day long *g*