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Why does the cat call the children 'dear little things' if they treat the cat badly?

He's most likely being sarcastic. I'm having trouble finding anywhere else where the cat uses that kind of direct sarcasm, but such sarcasm definitely fits with the style of ironic verbal abuse that ...
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Why should a teacher's cat care less about human robbery?

The passage ahead of this is implying, by showing how the cats react to the cruelty of humans, that the cats take on the traits of their human masters. Miss Blanche, who lives with the military man, ...
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What is the meaning of O-san having a blank face?

Because O-san was told to yank the rice-cake out of the cat's mouth, though she wanted to see the cat dancing longer. The original Japanese sentence is 御三は御馳走を半分食べかけて夢から起された時のように、気のない顔をして. I think "...
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Why should a teacher's cat care less about human robbery?

I think the "matters" being referred to here are not just about robbery, but earlier text as well. Reread the lines directly proceeding your quote: Miss Blanche, the white cat who lives opposite ...
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