Phoebe wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone Happy Holidays!
She looks like she’s had a little too much holiday cheer but she means well.
Happy Holidays from WW and Phoebe!
Well, we created a monster. In the effort to use entertainment as a distraction for three cats wanting to kill each other, my roomie and I bought Cat DVD’s and to our surprise, all three kitties were glued to the screen. However, weeks later, we discovered that one of the cats has the potential to be a couch potato if the show happens to grab his interest. Gizmo, the unruly teenager who likes to terrorize everyone, is typical in that he seems to have an interest in watching other cats, not just himself. I should mention that this cat is incredibly vain, often seen staring at himself in the mirror for long stretches of time. He’s doesn’t play with the mirrored image, just stares admiringly. But on this night, just a regular night on the couch, I was channel surfing and stopped on Animal Planet which was broadcasting Cats 101. I was half asleep and getting ready for bed when I noticed out of the corner of my eye that Gizmo was slowly creeping up to the t.v. to get a closer look at the 40 lb. cat that had an obvious weight problem. That was bizarre enough but I had no idea that the ADD feline, would be enthralled enough to watch the entire 30 minute show. Sure enough, after the obese cat story was finished, he stuck around to “learn” about kittens, Domestic Shorthair cats, British Shorthair cats, and Munchkins.
I was so tired that cute as this was, I just wanted to go to bed but I caught myself feeling like it would be rude to turn off his show if he was so into it. I mean, how would I feel if he stepped on the remote and turned off No Reservations? Fair is fair. I stayed up long enough for the show to end and sure enough, he walked off when the credits starting rolling. Idiot or genius? You decide. (I mean him, not me. I already know my standing having watched a cat watch 30 minutes of tv.)
Ms. Phoebe Kitty and her housemates have the luxury of only having to be alone for about 3 hours every day because there is usually somebody around the house due to screwy schedules. Nonetheless, there is a rambunctious teenager in the house who was rescued from the wild but is totally ungrateful. He insists on terrorizing the two elderly ladies of the house which would be her highness Phoebe, and little Mala, who looks petite but has been known to murder and mutilate wildlife. That unruly teenager is known as Gizmo, who is sweet and cuddly when he is asleep, but the scourge of the universe when he is awake and wound up. In the effort to give him something to focus on beside trying to constantly piss off the other two cats, we bought him Cat TV DVD’s. These DVD’s are meant to provide endless entertainment for kitties, showing a constant stream of wildlife to keep the felines fixated on the television, therefore eliminating boredom and hopefully, the need to kill each other. Given that Mala has one bad eye, Phoebe is not totally deaf but partially hearing impaired and Gizmo is in desperate need of Ritalin, I was skeptical as to whether or not we should bother with this little experiment. But, to our surprise, the thing actually works.
Mala was the first to show some interest in the digital prey.
Phoebe, usually relying on visual aid, noticed that Mala was showing interest in the TV so she decided to check it out.
Eventually, Gizmo came in to see why the other two weren’t paying attention to him. Badass that he is, he stayed a safe distance from the TV on the floor between Mala and Phoebe.
However, as soon as the rats came on, Gizmo had the scare of his life and ran out of the room as fast as he could. The two ladies were left to reminisce about how they were killers in their heyday. The Kill Bill unit of the feline world if you will.
He did however return in time to watch Entourage. Should have known. I guess along with buying three kinds of food we’re also going to have television preferences to deal with. Maybe this isn’t such a good idea.