Sunday, April 11, 2010
Outsmarting the Kitties
My problem is I watch all those infomercials that make it look like your cat will love whatever the item is.This time I was sure that it would be different. So I go to the pet store and buy a self grooming cat brush (you know the one in an arch) and an emery scratching board (the one where the TV cat stretches and scratches and looks so happy).
I buy them, set them up-- No Interest. I soak them in catnip--No interest. OH, I thought, I can outsmart those girls. I pull out the laser pointer. They love to chase it around. I point it under the arch of the self grooming brush thinking they'd go under it brush themselves and see how good it feels..nope. They just ran around it. I gave up. Then I decide well maybe they need a demonstration of how to use the scratching board so I kneel down and demonstrate scratching the board. I know I looked silly. They watched and looked very interested. Then Lily decided it was more fun to put her paw under the board, playing with a toy she swatted under there. And LeeLu just walked away.
I give up...instead of outsmarting the kitties I think they have outsmarted me.
~~~The above ACEO Original Watercolor is available in my Etsy shop-Painted Panache by Joann Y Wheeler. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40817607
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