None of our cats ever took much interest in TVs, other than a few who'd sit in Ted's lap during World Series Games... but even then it was more out of bored/curiosity.. as in WTF are you staring at that ELECTRIC THING when the entire HOUSE is Surrounded by PERFECTLY GOOD WINDOWS!?!?
...we weren't even sure WHAT they were perceiving.. or if they could distinguish 3Dimentional objects projected onto a 2Dimentional Screen...?
Until ONE DAY...
A Red Cat appeared on the screen (prolly a cat- food advert?) what WE saw was just another red cat ..however.. FRITZ leapt up and climbed up the settee YOWLING and repeatedly hitting the screen, and looking over his shoulder at us as if saying; "ARE YOU BLIND?!? IT'S "RED"! HTH Did that little Idiot get into 'The BOX"'?!?!"
The Commercial ended and he jumped down and ran to the living room jumped up onto the sofa, and punched Red right in the head!!!
Red woke up like "HUH? WTF did I do?"
LOL Nebber a dull moment! People who don't co-habitate w/at least 1 cat Are SO Missing Out!
Well, what we found so remarkable about it wasn't that Fritz saw a cat... or even a red cat... given the popularity of cute-red-cats-in-commercials, it was fairly certain that once he showed that he could see forms on TV at all beyond just movement, we reckoned that he must have seen plenty of them, was that there was DEFINITE RECOGNITION of what he became convinced was his house-mate... just as certain as if you'd looked at the TV and spotted your brother on TV doing a coffee commercial.
This morning, a deer went lickity split diagonally from my corner to half way down the block, across the road, into the park, bounding and leaping like a pack of dogs were chasing it. The leaps were so high it could have taken to air with a little tail wind, I think. Fun to watch.
btw.. ..I said "punched" ona'counta' Fritz the Katt was de-clawed when we'd adopted him from the Humane Society. Although his toes were as soft and gray as [censored]-willows, he could deliver a *SMACK* that could raise a wheal on bare skin!
No.. You guyze are privy to the extent of my writing. ..I don't even Blog since I feel its presumptuous to think that I had anything to say worth reading.
Although I "come by it honestly" owing to my Southern background with their flair for relating tales in a narrative style. I grew up listening to all my dad's family relating fascinating tales around the kitchen table of what befell them during a simple trip to the local market.
My kid brother has the genius for natural story telling. Although he NEVER Tells Jokes, I've accompanied him to an otherwise lifeless party, stood silent as he'd launch into what happened to him at work that day that would have people literally doubled-over with laughter and go on uniterupted as one story flowed into another for 2-3 hours straight...then say.. "Look. I gotta' go feed the cats..." and walk out followed by everyone else...as silence filled the room.
The Party would START when Jimi got there, and END just as suddenly when he puts on his hat to leave.
Now THAT'S Talent. Oh.. he don't Blog either, and none of his friends have ever managed to convince him to get up on a stage. Ah, well.
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