Subject: Re: Feline stuff
From: Simon Leet Wai Leong
Date: 9/17/1996 5:46 AM

At 08:48 AM 9/16/96 -0600, you wrote:

If milk and fish are so popular, I doubt they'd always be consumed in their
most plain form.  Milk could be divided into all sorts of different
products.  Drinks could include normal milk (which is as normal as water),
meat-flavored milk juices, milk sodas...  If they have cheese on Katworld,
there could be millions of different varieties of that.  I could go on...

I concur with the general idea (although meat-flavoured milk juices sounds
rather extreme ...) I kind of thought of milk as an analogous to grape juice:
It's great in it's most basic state, but there's a whole bunch of things you
can do with it, like make wine out of it. No doubt the "milk" that Mayor
Manx and the SwatKats drink were meant to be parallels to wine and beer
respectively and likely have some alcoholic content.

We already make a great deal of milk byproducts including buttermilk and
cheese for example, and it's certainly possible that Kats use somekind of
organisms capable of converting lactose to alcohol through fermentation
(heck, if they have giant bacteria terrorizing them, this should be child's
That would certainly give "Irish Cream" a new meaning! ;)

- Cats are prone to frequent grooming, but we don't really see this with
 Kats (or maybe it does happen in MKC, only we don't see it).

I'm under the impression that Kats behave more like humans with respects to
grooming, although licking seems to be perfectly acceptable. Chance licks
his paw and runs it through his "hair" to look presentable when Callie went
to drop off her car for repairs in The Giant Bacteria for example, and
likely the furballs arise from that. They probably lick their wounds too
although I really can't picture Jake and Chance giving each other tongue baths!

-Simon Leet :)
  "Figures. All my life, I've fought against imperialism. Now, suddenly, I
AM the expanding Russian frontier." 
  "But with very nice borders."
    Ivanova and Dr. Franklin, Babylon 5