Boing Boing posted a link to this very interesting site that answers a question I’ve always had: What do cats do when they wander around? Where do they go?
We’ve always had cats in my family, for as long as I remember (we had dogs when I was a child, too, so we aren’t participating in prejudice against pets). We went through a very brief period when I was in 7th grade when we didn’t have a cat, but them my mom had too many bloody mary’s at a yard sale (Why were there bloody mary’s at a yard sale? Beats me!) and she told some lady that she would let me take one of her kittens that were just born. Luckily for me, I overheard it and immediately started playing the “Momcanwegopickupthecattoday?! Momcanwegopickupthecatrightnow!? Momwhendowegettogopickupthecat?!?” (except that I wasn’t calling her Mom at that point, I would only call her Mother. And I said it in the most obnoxious pre-teen way where I conveyed the fact that everything she said was SOOO clueless and uninformed. You know, like, Muh-Ther, why are you talking to me? I’m 11 now and I OBBBviously know what is best for me, GAH.) (Lord help me if I ever have daughters. I will hate them if they are anything like me.) It was a good choice, because Mindy turned out to be one of the best cats that we ever had (and she’s still going strong at 13. Well, strong is a relative term I guess. She will bite you if you touch her lower back, and you have to pick her up VERY carefully, but she still has sass, I suppose.). She has a tremendous amount of personality and charm. She used to play fetch when she was a kitten, and she would sit on your shoulder in the shower. And she eats peanuts.
Hi. Digress much?
Anyway, so we, as a family, like cats. I LOVE cats. I think they are amusing and interesting and so cuddly. And I like how they don’t trail after you all the time desperately needing love and attention like dogs do. And that you can leave them alone for a weekend and they are fine and don’t poo in your closet or anything. But then, at night, they will sleep next to you and be all purry and cute and I love that about them, too.
They are really fascinating animals, and I feel like they must have such grand adventures when we let them go wander around.
And now some German guy strapped a camera around his kitty’s neck and sent him off into the world. And you know what? I think they do have adventures:
You can see more pictures right here.