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I Know Cats Are Adaptable, But This Is Ridiculous!

We had an electric toothbrush when they first came out, but we didn’t have a cat, so we never knew what we were missing.

Well, this cat knows exactly what he wants to do with the electric toothbrush… but I wonder what the human wants to do with it afterward. Please don’t tell me he intends to brush his teeth with it.


How Do You Get Kittens to Do This?

I give up! I’ve never had a kitten or a cat who played this tickle-my-belly-and-Peek-a-boo game. I’ve tried. They either just lie there and purr, or get up and walk away, or look at me like they wonder what’s the matter with the stupid human.

P.S.–Did you know most lizards will go to sleep, or into a kind of trance, if you rub their bellies?


Think Big!

You’ve gotta love this little tiny dog who wants a toy twice her own size. She can carry it, though–sort of. And then you wonder: what kind of toy would she want if she were a St. Bernard?


Cats and Joie de Vivre

Can anyone doubt that cats, and other animals, have a capacity for joy? Maybe there’s a special trick to it. Maybe if we humans tried rolling around on the floor, or worming upside-down along the living room rug, we would make some discoveries that would do us good. Launching oneself off the wall seems to work pretty well, too.


A Hideous Torture

It’s 5 a.m. and you’re asleep. Well, you were asleep–until your cat decided that was enough sleep for you. And what cruel and ingenious, but very simple, method has he concocted, to force you out of bed? Is there no limit to the torments a feline mind can conceive?

Oh, yes, they have minds, all right. Never, never doubt it.


Cat Trains Humans

This video never quite gets to where it wants to go, but it’s still a rather sweet ride. Watch the cat train the humans to play with him in the snow whenever he wants. Their reward is a lot of affection! Man, the only way I could ever get either Peep or Robbie to sleep in my lap would be if I had a lapful of scallops… which would be a bit messy.


Can You Read Cats’ Minds?

It’s obvious, isn’t it, that cats have minds? But their minds don’t work like ours, and the tantalizing thing about it is that we can never get inside a cat’s mind and understand it. Our cats live in a world fashioned by alien beings–and have come to terms with it. Could we do as much?

(I dunno–tried going to a Democrat convention lately?)


A Few Zany Dogs

Having trouble getting your cat into the carrier for his trip to the vet? Let your puppy do it!

Then there are some dogs who are not quite so clever as that.

But you’ve got to admit they’re fun!


Cats & the Art of Sleep

My turtle would sometimes fall asleep in a posture that made me fear he’d died. But cats are much more flexible, and have turned sleep into an art form. Here you will see several creative ways to fall asleep. You never know what might come in handy someday.


Pets Playing with iPads

My iguana used to try to eat pictures of tomatoes and strawberries (he loved red food) if they happened to be decorating his dinner plate. I wonder what he would’ve done with an iPad.

You’ll want to stand up and cheer when you see what happens to the jidrool who tantalizes a frog with make-believe ants.

And please ignore the naughty chihuahua. I’m sure that wasn’t in the script.


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