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Smart cat? Or random?

Smart cat? Or random?

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by » Wed Mar 09, 2022 01:22 pm

Smart cat? Or random? You decide. :)

https://youtu.be/TPJwzL8awJk

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


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Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

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by » Wed Mar 09, 2022 06:30 pm

Wow, it's always hard to figure what a cat does or doesn't understand.  They don't see color very well so if you keep rearranging those things the cat would have to rely more on what it sounds like than what it looks like.  Cats aren't stupid though.  They're just highly indifferent, which makes testing them all the more difficult.

The last few nights I've been putting Piggy on the couch next tome for a couple of hours.  I spread one of those throw blankets down for the inevitable accidents.  I bring him out a handful of spinach to keep him occupied.  Sometimes he just lays there watching everything and sometimes he'll try to crawl under my arm and onto my lap for atention.  He will not jump down off the couch, or at least he hasn't.  I think he probably enjoys the time out of the cage though.  John

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by » Wed Mar 09, 2022 08:04 pm

I find that so cool. THe only guinea pigs I knew were all in cages and so never cuddled on the couch or things like that!

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart





Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

re: Smart cat? Or random?

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by » Thu Mar 10, 2022 04:33 pm

Perseus was on the couch again this morning, about 9:00 AM your time.

It started snowing here again this morning.  Supposed to be a little below freezing all day.  I'm ready for warm!

This morning I woke up and looked at the clock, and I'd only gotten about 5 hours of sleep and I had the strangest feeling that I was starting yesterday all over again, although in a few seconds I realized I'd just woke up really early, so I started to go back to sleep.  Cheri had already been up for hours and was in the next room watching television, and as I tried to go back to sleep, I kept hearing these women on television talking, and talking, and talking, and talking, and they just would...not...shut...up!  I couldnt hear well enough to understand what they were saying but they just...never...stopped!  I finally had to get up to see what all the non-stop talking was about.  (One lady was trying to sell houses and the other was trying to make up her mind.)  So, I'm up.

Piggy is really supposed to have a 4 by 8 foot cage but there just isn't room for that.  He does have room to run around but not as much as I'd like him to have.  He still turtles around with his little house, dragging it around and sometimes flipping it over.  Last night I had him on the couch again, going through the spinach while I played chess online.  After that I started reading a book, and he would not leave that book alone!  He'd wiggle down under my arm and start gnawing on the edge of the pages.  I didn't let him do any damage but I pretty much had to stop reading.  John

re: Smart cat? Or random?

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by » Thu Mar 10, 2022 04:46 pm

When Cheri wants television, how dare you try to sleep? ;)

Piggy wants you rattention. WHen Piggy is near, all else must stop. ;)

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart





Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

re: Smart cat? Or random?

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by » Fri Mar 11, 2022 06:35 pm

Piggy could turn a book into bedding in a minute.  He's a rodent so he needs to chew on wood a little to keep his teeth down, but he rarely does.  He gnaws on the bars of his cage but I can't imagine that helps much.  I had him on the couch again last night, (this time no book) and he slid off the couch!  Didn't seem to bother him much but it sure scared me!  Like a cat, he wants attention when he wants it and doesn't when he doesn't.

Big snow hit yesterday.  I never would have got out in it but I had to drive Cheri's grandson to work then go pick him up.  It was bad enough at 4:30 PM but a lot worse when he got off at 8:30.  They let him off an hour early because it was so slow.  The drive back was the most difficult.  You couldn't be absolutely sure you were in your lane until you got to an intersection.  It was hard getting going at one light and hard getting stopped at another.  Still, no real problems.  We could have let him drive but he's not yet experienced in snow and ice so, being an old hand at it, I drove.  Tonight it's supposed to be 6, so the snow won't be going anywhere.  I just saw a video of a Montana cop very nearly getting slammed by a sliding pickup truck.

I've driven very little since gasoline started jumping up.  The band is off for 2 weeks while the drummer is in Florida.  I knew as soon as Russia started that war, gasoline was going to skyrocket, so that day I filled up.  Since then, so did everybody else and at least one station was out yesterday.  We only get about 3% of our oil from Russia so there's no real reason for it, but all you have to do is get people worried about it.  Gasoline is about 3.85 here...today anyway.  Gas is taking a huge jump and we heat with gas.  Still nice and warm though.  The cat is warm on our bed, the dog is warm on his and if Piggy gets chilly, he can sleep in his little house.  So far, no complaints except when it's time to pay the bill.  John

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