addams wrote:Nah. They won't eat the cat.
Cats have a way of looking at me that tells me where I am on the food chain.
1. I am human.
2. The stick figures represent humans.
1. I am below real cats on the food chain.
2. Stick figures are below stick figure cats on the food chain.
That seems simple enough and problem solved.
Oh! Those stick people need some stick cat food; Now!
You assume the cat's look is not just a defence mechanism designed to make you think that you are below it on a food chain, much like some non-dangerous animals have evolved to look dangerous.
You also assume that all humans are at the same point on the food chain.