Some say cat memes are a ditzy attempt to understand the process of evolution in those wondrous cat beings. It could be that people have evolved. The tools used to document the days and ways of them kittehs have only increased in complexity from bits of rocks to oil paints to film cameras to photoshop. More and more people are learning to read and write just so they can absorb and produce cat memes. Through all of this, cats have appeared to stay exactly the same – after all they do have nine lives and a ridiculously high level of self-satisfaction.
The Small Picture is best viewed in the newspaper edition of Mint, where it first appears every Wednesday. This piece was published on 6 March 2013.