Don’t you wish you could move like this! And if we could summon up this kind of joie de vivre on our own–well, hum baby!
The bed reminds me, though, of when Robbie and Peep were kittens. One day they seemed to disappear, and we couldn’t find them anywhere. Although I’d looked under the bed before, I gave it another try, this time with a flashlight–and was startled to be looking at a pair of little round heads with pointy ears… upside-down. For they had managed to burrow into the box spring and were now peering out of the hole they’d made to get in.
You never know what cats will do next.
WARNING: Hamsters may find this video offensive.
So a hamster ball’s for hamsters, right? Not if the cats get it first!
Watch the action closely. I’ll bet you get dizzy before the kittens do.
P.S.–Our cat Robbie, sans hamster ball, is chasing herself around the bedroom as I type this.
If this video doesn’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will.
My cats were running around like these kittens, this evening, after they had their supper. Don’t you wish you had that kind of energy? People would enjoy life more if they chased each other around and under tables, don’t you think?
Watch cats try to figure out how to cope with these weird alien artifacts that humans insist on putting into their world–in this case, sliding boards. Ever wonder what it would be like, to live in a culture designed by and for cats? But then, how bad could it be? We might not want to come back.
I wasn’t going to post this, but the serious, solemn expression on this kitten’s face won me over. She is pondering some weighty matters, even while chasing her ball around. I’m not sure I want to know what she’s thinking about. But please feel free to hazard guesses.
Thank you all for sticking with me today, even when I didn’t manage to do much reporting. Tomorrow, Lord willing, all will be back to normal.
Having dined on White Castles, I’m about to go lie down in bed and read some of Dorothy L. Sayres’ Murder Must Advertise. But first a sanity break–kittens finding their fun in cardboard boxes.
Well, all right, maybe not that scary–but certainly pumped up to give that hanging label the what-for. These cuddly little critters were born to hunt: God created them that way. But He also made them cuddly–for which we give thanks.
God’s stuff–always good for us.
Cats have the intelligence to be curious. They are also nosy. No lizard I’ve ever known would show the slightest interest in a sewing machine; but this cat has to find out all about it! You wonder what he’s thinking as he struggles to stand on top of the sewing machine. But we’ll never know.
It’s hard to think of anything that would appeal to a cat more than a washing machine. These two kittens, when they get older and more experienced, and have seen more of the world, will someday realize that now, inside the washing machine, they will be able to do that cool thing they’ve seen mice and hamsters doing on an exercise wheel.
And your clothes will come out full of cat hair.
Admittedly this isn’t the most exciting video you’ll ever see, but it does teach an important lesson. Important to whom, don’t ask. And the lesson is: cats can sleep anytime, anywhere, and in any position.
Our cat Peep likes to sleep face-down. How she breathes is something of a mystery. I defy any human to duplicate the feat.