It was famously reported that Thrasywhatsit asked Socrates, “So, Socrates–which do cats love more, cardboard boxes or paper bags?” Unable to reach a conclusion, Socrates fell down with pink foam bubbling from his ears and had to take a long weekend off.
The cats in this video leave no doubt as to the entertainment value of paper bags.
Too bad they don’t make them big enough for us humans.
Our cat Henry used to sit up on the table with me when I played Strat-O-Matic Baseball. Not because he wanted to see how the 1927 American League season turned out, but because he wanted to grab the little plastic pegs that served for baserunners. He waited till I had to get up for something. Once I came to realize what he was waiting for, I would tell him, very sternly, “You leave those little plastic men alone!” And he would argue with me–quite emphatically, in fact. He wanted to snatch them up in his mouth and run off with them, and lose them. It’s the cat idea of a good time. He even looked cross when he argued. “Yaaah! Myaaah!” And so forth.
So I’m all mellow and calm as I go to post this nice cat video–and then WordPress tells me I’m gonna get a “new editor” for a “new layout” and that’s the top of my head they’re scraping off the ceiling. No! No! No new stuff! I can barely manage the old stuff that I’m used to. Who asked for anything new around here? Not me! No, no, no, I will most emphatically not try “our new editor,” no way, why can’t you people just leave me alone, what have I ever done to you??? Excuse me while I scream.
Obviously this cat knows it’s called a catwalk for a reason: cats walk on it. There are also strangely-garbed humans looking like they’ve recycled their old bedsheets into clothing; but then fashion is ridiculous no matter where you go. And that’s another thing the cat knows.
Step right up and see a cat flush a toilet! And another cat turn somersaults. And yet another dance with his reflection in a mirror.
Funny, I could never get my lizards to do any of those things. But then they probably aren’t built for somersaults.
When was the last time you got swarmed by a whole litter of puppies? Wasn’t that fun? I think the cat in this video will learn to like it. Eventually.
I think puppies are good for cats–keep ’em from taking themselves too seriously.
There are things cats think you shouldn’t do. Homework is one of them. How can anybody bother with homework when he ought to be petting a cat?
Here at Chez Leester, we’re too old to have homework. So our cats wait until we read in bed, and then they sprawl across our books.
Don’t you love movies with portentous titles that turn out to be just a lot of hot air?
Well, this isn’t one of them.
Cats and babies can have a lot of fun together.
And sometimes they don’t.
You have to admire pets like cats, dogs, and rabbits, adapting so successfully to what is, for them, a strange environment–the human home. They do not behave under our roofs as they would if they lived outdoors in a state of nature.
Domestication never would’ve worked if animals were as dumb as we are.
Our little angels aren’t little angels all the time. Just ask any dog.
A few of these clips have already appeared in other compilations, but they’re still funny. And I don’t see any animals (or hapless people) getting hurt, so I guess it’s all in fun. Certainly the cat hiding in the cupboard had fun.