Once in a while a cat will come and sit on my desk. No, let me
On a daily basis, sometimes on an hourly basis, a cat will attempt
to obscure my monitor.
For a while it seemed like none of them could work out what was
so interesting, most of them still haven't got it, and really aren't
that interested - they just know sitting in front of it is a good
way to get my attention.
A couple of months ago, however, one of them started behaving
Mit is definitely the cleverest cat I've ever seen. This is the
cat who worked out how to use a doorknocker, the same cat who worked
out how to use door handles and the same cat who worked out that
when you cause mischief you can quickly hide (or pretend you're
asleep) and the nearest innocent party may well take the blame.
"oh do get on with the review" you're probably saying by now;
well I will, but it's 10pm on Sunday evening, I've had one too
many coffees today and I'm in the mood for too much back-story.
(That reminds me, I'm missing the latest episode of Lost!)
Anyway, where was I?
A couple of months ago Mit landed on my desk looking for attention.
She tried several locations on the desk, but I was too busy and
she wasn't tall enough to completely obscure my view, so eventually
she just sat down and gave me the evil eye.
She started observing me looking at the monitor, then looking
at the monitor herself, then looking at my hand, then back to the
monitor. Her ears flicked as my mouse made the odd scraping sound
on the desk and it seemed like she quickly worked out that there
was a connection.
Her eyes followed the pointer around the screen, she made a few
clicking noises and then she lunged for it with a beclawed paw.
A great new game was enjoyed by us both, which went on for quite
a while, until she got bored and went off to find some other mischief.
This got me thinking (and finally gets me to the point!!), there
must be other cats that play with pointers, so surely there must
be cat entertainment websites?
Turns out there are quite a few, and this is just one of them
- but to be fair it's a good one that Mit particularly enjoys.
They've got a specific 'website for cats' part of the site, which
features range of games from a crawling six legged bug (Red Buggy)
to a flapping butterfly. There's some in Flash and some in Java,
they all seem pretty entertaining, but the bug is Mit's current
There's quite a few other sections on the website too, including
a very amusing photo captions section, some cool toys for sale
and the warp-a-kitty game (you'll see when you get there) but still
the best bit is the aforementioned 'Red Buggy' - according to Mit,
I'll try to find some more cat entertainment sites for future
Mewsletters, but in the meantime get yourself over to www.cattv.com
P.S. Credit may be due for my resisting the temptation to make
a joke about a cat chasing a mouse pointer