Lagniappe: Cat fail

Some cats seem to recognize that a two-dimensional image of a bird on a t.v. or computer screen is not a real prey item, but others, like this cat, cannot.


  1. FB
    Posted September 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Interesting. Nature or nurture. Or both.

  2. Posted September 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, this is the best. Our Oliver can’t figure it out, either, so during our long, long winters, we turn on youtube for him. Oliver is a mouser, not a birder, but he loves watching bird videos.

    (hope the link for the photo works because I forgot all the info from when that was discussed)

    • Diane G.
      Posted September 25, 2017 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

      Awww! Nice pic, too–love the composition and lighting.

  3. Randy schenck
    Posted September 23, 2017 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    I suspect an individual malady as we have one cat who pays no attention and another who does. Even the one who does seems to be less over time.

    • Posted September 23, 2017 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

      Cobviously, one knew and the other is slowly learning. 😉

  4. Katiness Everdeen
    Posted September 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    A Star Is Born

  5. busterggi
    Posted September 23, 2017 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    I expect it depends on the cat’s mood. One of mine got all wrapped up in a documentary on the luftwaffe last night.

  6. Leslie
    Posted September 23, 2017 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    I use a tablet. A few months ago, I showed some bird videos to my cat, Angel. She started demanding to see them by sitting beside me and hitting the screen with her paw, whenever I was using my device. I finally dug up my old tablet (smaller) & set her up with it.

  7. Mary L
    Posted September 23, 2017 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Reminds me of my Tinker, who tried to catch the balls on the bowling shows my mother liked.

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