This reminds me of how my box turtles used to torment our dog, Rags, by strolling around his doghouse and eating his dog food. There was nothing he could do but bark his head off, which didn’t impress the turtles at all. They were box turtles: if he tried to bite them, they could just seal up their shells. Poor Rags, he got quite exasperated.
Here we have a Greek tortoise and… well, a kitten. A kitten who is up for the confrontation. I wouldn’t want to be in that turtle’s shoes.
Robbie was peering me from out of a rather small cardboard box which she likes to scrunch up in from time to time, and I’m afraid it affected my choice of a cat video. What ever did cats do with themselves before cardboard boxes were invented? I’ll bet they have some eerie folklore about those days.
Cats do things indoors which, if they’d ever tried to do them in a state of nature, would have caused the world to run out of cats before anybody ever thought of domesticating them.
My little Missy had a thing for plastic bags, and she finally succeeded, one night, in getting her head stuck inside one. She went off like a blown-up balloon with the air suddenly let out of it. I had a hard time catching her. But she did give up on plastic grocery bags after that experience.
Who says turtles can’t learn anything? Watch the tortoise follow the cat out the pet door. “Oh! So that’s what that thing is for!” And if you were thinking of setting up a rumpus room for dogs… don’t. Unless you really enjoy tidying up.
It is said of the famous Hittite general, Elmer Arbogast, that whenever he saw sleepy kittens coming his way, he ordered a full retreat. Who can blame him? (Never mind those snarky comments made by certain Assyrian chroniclers.)
Anyway, we dare you–we double-dare you–to stay awake for the duration of this video!
How do these parrots and parakeets know the cats won’t hurt them–even when they go out of their way to tease and bother kitty? Like, it would be soooo easy to be turned into an expensive mouthful of feathers!
Well, okay, some of those grey parrots are as big or bigger than the kittens they’re playing with: and they don’t hurt the kittens, although I’m sure they could.
The more you watch animals, the more surprises you get.
Please excuse the headline. I was only trying to make it punchier.
In certain bait shops they’ll sell you a little brown paper bag full of live fiddler crabs. What they don’t sell you is instructions on how to handle them. The crabs are in constant motion (who can blame them?), trying to escape. Somehow the kittens in this video reminded me of those crabs. Only fuzzier.
Cat vs. mailman–they’re evenly matched. Both are determined to have their way with the mail. Neither will give up. The only thing certain is that the intended recipient of the mail will have to stand in line: the cat gets the mail before you do.
It didn’t take cats long to figure out what those roomba things are for, did it? Vacuum, schmacuum–obviously they’re for cats to ride. Now I wonder whether I’ve spelled “schmacuum” right. Let me check with my cats.
Cats don’t take guff from humans, never mind stuffed animals. We had a stuffed Bill Clinton for our cat Henry, but he soon lost interest in it. Robbie goes after stuffed bunnies, and our painted turtle went into his courtship ritual for a toy turtle–we didn’t mean for that to happen. Anyhow, here are some cats who react bravely when confronted with the unknown. An inspiration to us all.