Cats & Their Exotic Friends

Short but very sweet–cats being friends with monkeys, a horse, an owl, and a baby gorilla.

Our cat Henry used to sit and watch our painted turtle by the hour–I’m sure I don’t know why. The turtle used to go into his “Feed me!” routine, fully confident that Henry would oblige him. It was an odd little friendship.

Cats & Ducks

What’s going on here? What does it feel like to get out-wrestled by a duck? A few of these cats know. I’ll bet it feels embarrassing.

But they’re not all bad encounters. And when you see the tiny kitten chasing the duck that’s eight times his size, you’ll know that kitten is cut out for great things.

Cats Don’t Like Thunder

Thunder and lightning? Uh-uh! You can have it, humans! We’re outta here.

My cats don’t panic when a thunderstorm hits. They seem to know it’s coming half an hour before it gets here, and they walk (don’t run) to their customary hiding places. When they come out again, we know the storm is really over and isn’t coming back.

The Incredible Jumping Cat

Can this cat jump! My, oh, my–who needs wings when you can jump like that? Some of these leaps, you won’t believe.

I do think the cat ought not to be encouraged to jump into the microwave, though.

Kittens Who Can Read and Write

Please excuse the headline. I don’t know what came over me.

My cats have outgrown running around with puffy tails and scaring imaginary rivals by hopping around sideways. I miss the puffy tail bit. But then a hog-nosed snake, after you’ve had it for a while, will refuse to inflate himself and play dead.

Assertive Cats

I’ve probably posted this once, some time ago; but it made me laugh the second time around, so you might get a chuckle out of it.

Anyway, who needs expensive cat toys when you’ve got a strip of peeling wallpaper, or jars and bottles on a shelf just begging to be knocked off? And if you want to film your workout–well ha, ha, ha on you.

Cat Up a Tree

Wait’ll you see just how tall this tree is! What was that cat thinking? And of course some human had to go up there and rescue him. As in “Don’t even think of doing that without a thick canvas bag to put the cat into!”

One morning I looked out the bedroom window on the second floor and found our cat, Henry, looking back at me. He always climbed the tallest trees that he could find, but never needed any help getting down.

Come to think of it, Lord Jeremy Coldsore is up a tree and can’t get down…

Guinea Pig Tag-Team vs. Cat

(Yes, I know I’ve posted this before. But it’s just so funny!)

See the cat try to take a nap. See the two guinea pigs pestering the living daylights out of him. See the cat resolutely trying to ignore them. But do they stop? Heck no! How do they know he won’t just break down and eat them? Their humans must have taught them to be friends; or else they taught themselves.

And when the cat finally gives up and leaves the room… they follow him.

Cats Take No Guff from Gadgets

Today Lee’s Incredible Shrinking Blog presents cats who don’t understand DVD drives, but are determined to show them who’s boss.

It’s not just cats who don’t understand those things. I knew someone who thought the DVD thingy in his computer was a coffee cup holder.

No cat would make that mistake.

Fizzy Water for Your Cat

Here is a cat fascinated by a glass of carbonated water. It fizzes. There are bubbles in it. Note the painstaking caution with which the cat explores this, to him, paranormal phenomenon.

I’d try it on my cats, but they’re not so cautious and they’d just knock the glass over and I’d have to clean it up.