He does not know that somewhere in New Zealand a man is working as hard as he can to eliminate his feline brethren.
"Your furry friend is actually a friendly neighborhood serial killer." claims Gareth Morgan on his website devoted to convincing the people of New Zealand that domestic cats kill native wildlife and must be stopped. He expounds further with, "If we are serious about conservation, protecting and enhancing New Zealand’s native fauna, even supporting a predator free New Zealand, then we must overcome our denial and acknowledge that we are harboring a natural born killer." Morgan believes that cats should be "phased out" of people's lives and while he says you don't necessarily have to go and have your cat euthanized, he does state that it is an option.
New Zealand is supposed to be the land of hobbits and Rhys Darby. How can this whimsical place also be the home of Dr. Catvorkian? To make matters worse, his website is filled with the "real" truth about cats ("Your cat is not innocent!) and why they should be eliminated, yet these supposedly vicious monsters are consistently referred to in cuddle talk as "furry friends" and "little balls of fluff". Poor Archimedes, if he could read, he would be so confused about his role in the world. At least here in Oregon, he can curl back up on his Pillow Pet bed safe in the knowledge that he is a cherished, fuzzy, squeeze-cat and I fully expect him to wake the heck up and swiftly exterminate any rats that run across my living room.
So what watch can capture the juxtaposition between sweet pet and deadly enemy of mice? Well, perhaps Tom and Jerry summed it all up on the small screen and now live on to share their tale with this retro watch from Hannah-Barbera.