HELLO FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN:

HELLO FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN - city of big bottoms and small minds.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Don't ever try to tell me that cats don't know how to think! Recently I bought Hammy and Stella a kind of cool toy : It is a "mouse" that is attached to a springy string and is clamped to the top of the bath room door.

Sometime ago, Stella decided that she liked to perch on top of the small book case we have in the bathroom, so eventually we put a little gray bed up there for her to jump up into and rest or watch bathroom goings on. You haven't lived until you've stepped out of the shower naked to the gaze of cat eyes.
One day Stella decided she wanted to be able to reach the hanging mousey while snuggling in her little bed. Kim and I watched with amazement as she slowly closed the bathroom door, moving the prize ever closer to her perch. Then she would make a leap up into her bed and then would reach out and bat at the string with her paw, but couldn't get the mouse up high enough to capture it.
Last night I was making my middle of the night nature call when I discovered THIS! Stella had actually captured her prey and was sitting on it in her bed! Maybe you don't think this is a big deal, but it took a lot of thinking nd figuring out how to get the mouse where she could reach it.

I still don't know how she was able to get it up as high as her perch. But here is photographic proof that cats can think!

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