Saturday, December 14, 2013

Busy ... So Cats

Without a doubt the second funniest cat video I've seen this year.  A Cat Wearing a Shark Costume Cleans the Kitchen On A Roomba.  (No embedding - I keep getting weird stuff with embedded videos, like instead of that dude shooting an arrow through soft body armor, I get videos I linked to ages ago).  What gets me about this is how visually funny it is and yet nobody thinks it's anything other than completely routine. 

The Funniest video I've seen is that one of the dogs afraid to walk past the cats in their house.  Everyone linked to that.

In Principles of Self Defense, Jeff Cooper says, "Observe your cat.  It is difficult to surprise him.  Why?  Naturally his superior hearing is part of the answer, but not all of it.  He moves well, using his senses fully.  He is not preoccupied with irrelevancies.  He's not thinking about his job or his image or his income tax.  He is putting first things first, principally his physical security."   We all know Cooper's color code.  If there's one thing I've noticed about my little buddy Mojo, he is never in condition white, unless he's really unusually sound asleep.  Most times he'll look asleep until one out of the ordinary sound happens.  Then he's wide awake and fully attentive.  As anyone who has observed predators will tell you, nobody locks on to a target like a predator.  That's the level of attention that sound gets.

(Mr. Never Fully White - color not withstanding)

1 comment:

  1. This is deep. deep wisdom. And Mojo is the splitting image of Crash the Wondercat.