Why should a pit bull get so worked up over a pineapple? It seems like there ought to be a punchline there.
Thing is, dogs are intelligent enough to have minds of their own–and some of those minds are a little hard to figure out. But that’s what makes them fun.
Y’know what’s odd about these videos? Somebody stands there filming it while the cat makes a ruination of their Christmas tree. You’d think they could at least unplug the lights.
Our cats love sleeping under our Christmas tree. True, sometimes we have to stop them from eating bits of it, or slapping at low-hanging ornaments. But none of our cats ever, ever tried to climb our Christmas tree!
Well, we do have that Elf on it, always perched near the top at a good vantage point. Maybe he persuades cats of the inadvisability of climbing the tree. You never know what those guys get up to, after you’ve gone to bed.
I never knew there were so many different kinds of squirrels–red, grey, black, striped; long ears, short ears, bushy ears–I guess I should’ve asked Mr. Nature. And it looks like all of them have what it takes to make nice pets.
The squirrels around our home are very playful, and they’re used to us, so they don’t mind running rings around my chair while I’m sitting in it. We especially like to watch them when they decide to fight to the finish against a twig. We don’t like to watch them when they come into Patty’s garden and dig it up.
And I do think I would draw the line at letting my pet squirrel run around inside my refrigerator. Some of us are fussy that way.
You’d think animals as smart as cats and parrots would have no trouble figuring out that their reflection in the mirror is only a reflection–but I guess if there’s no one else around who wants to play, your reflection is the next best thing. These and other video clips display a common approach to getting through the slack part of the day: by acting goofy. And the goofier, the better.
I’ve always wanted to write a headline like that–Such-and-such: The Reckoning. It has a nice portentous ring to it.
By the way, I think that’s a hedgehog floating in someone’s bathroom sink. Not something you see every day.
Contrary to what seems to be an increasingly popular belief, you do not have to let your cat pull down your Christmas tree. None of the cats we’ve had ever attempted to climb the tree. Just put a couple of marbles inside an aluminum can and shake it whenever the cat gets too friendly with the tree. But with some cats you don’t even have to do that. They just naturally don’t pull down the Christmas tree.
As for putting Santa hats or reindeer antlers on the cat, which he sure as shootin’ doesn’t like at all–well, you’ll deserve what’s coming to you. Your cat will think of something you don’t like.
How do these cats know that the great big dogs they’re teasing won’t hurt them? And how do those parakeets know that the cats they’re teasing won’t hurt them? Something very interesting is going on inside their heads, if only we could see it.
Or maybe they just like each other.
I had a lot of agita today, and if you did, too–or even if you didn’t–join me in a funny cat video.
The Metronome is a classic ghost story by August Derleth, about a woman who murders her child and then can’t get rid of his metronome. Scary stuff. I doubt any of the cats in this video did anything that bad, but they sure don’t like metronomes! Maybe August Derleth got his story from a cat.
See, that’s the cool thing about cats–they’re smart enough to be confused. They’re interested in everything, and try to get a handle on every detail of their environment. Printers, dryers, optical illusions on paper–all sources of fascination.
You know how I love reptiles; but just try fascinating a lizard or a turtle. It can be done, but not easily. Cats respond a lot faster.
Dogs are giving up pulling sleds and taking up riding them. Correct me if I’m wrong, but is one of those dogs actually steering the sled? A few of these pups seem to have sleds down pat.
And then there’s the ever-popular canine sport of wiping out a snowman…