A cat may love a fish, but where would they live?
In Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the earth unfortunately is demolished to make way for an intergalactic bypass. The alien race that comes to demolish it scoffs at the human race’s state of alarm.
“There’s no point in acting surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for 50 of your Earth years, so you’ve had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaint and it’s far too late to start making a fuss about it now.”
Dolphins, on the other hand, had already known about these plans that were “only four light years away,” and had departed earth long before the wrecking crew showed up, and had tried to warn mankind, but had failed.
“The last ever dolphin message was misinterpreted as a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to do a double-backwards-somersault through a hoop whilst whistling the ‘Star Spangled Banner,’ but in fact the message was this: So long and thanks for all the fish.”
The video below supports Douglas Adams’ view of dolphins. I would add my own idea: that dolphins have had their own internet for decades, and so have been sharing cat pictures for way longer than we have. The internet is for cat pictures. And videos.