Yesterday, I posted part one of “Cats in tight places,” and asked why cats are so attracted to boxes, bags, and other hole-ly spaces.
An article in Live Science explains:
Seeking out confined spaces is an instinctual behavior for cats. In the wild, these areas allow the animals to both hide from predators and surreptitiously stalk prey.
“Cats like boxes because they are cryptic animals; they like to hide,” Stephen Zawistowski, science adviser for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, told Business Insider. “And a box gives them a place of safety and security.”
While inside a box, cats feel that they cannot be snuck up on from behind or the side — anything that wants to approach them must come directly into their field of vision. In effect, such hiding spaces allow them to watch the world around them without being seen.
And if something interesting passes in front of the cat — be it prey or a toy — it can dash out to get the object, and then quickly return to its safety spot.
Boxes also provide cats with a cozy, safe place to sleep, which is very important given that the felines sleep for up to 20 hours a day.
And now, here are more pics of cats in tight spaces!
I Think they might be on to something. :)
Don’t worry I’ll offend someone else tomorrow. :)
Husband takes the wife to her high school reunion.
After meeting several of her friends and former school mates, they are sitting at a table where he is yawning and overly bored. The band cranks up and people are beginning to dance.
There’s a guy on the dance floor living it large, break dancing, moon walking, back flips, buying drinks for people, the works.
Wife turns to her husband and says, “See that guy? 25 years ago he proposed to me and I turned him down.
Husband says: “Looks like he’s still celebrating!!!”
~Steve~ H/T Hujonwi
Canada’s Global News Edmonton has a kind heart. The teevee station regularly features dogs who need a home.
Last week, Mike Sobel’s weather report featured a part mastiff named Ripple from the Edmonton Humane Society.
Watch what happens! LOL
To take your mind off the wall-to-wall media coverage of Ebola, here’s something truly gruesome! LOL
Christmas 2014 isn’t here yet.
But I’m nominating this house for the best 2014 Christmas lights! LOL
You can’t make this stuff up.
Iman Crosson is a Barack Obama impersonator.
In an #AskTheFirstLady segment, Crosson (@AlphaCat) asked the First
Lady Female Impersonator of the United States this raunchy question:
“How many calories do you burn every time you ‘turn up’?!”
Note: Urban Dictionary gives two definitions for the expression “turn up”:
- Getting loose, being wild and potentially engaging in sexual activity with members of the opposite gender (or the same gender if thats what you’re in to)
- Acting crazy due to consumption of large amounts of alcohol, marijuana, molly or other drugs
The White House posted Mooch’s 6-second response, “Turnip for what,” on the WH Vine account, looped over and over in the video below:
“Turnip for what” is Mooch’s take on DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What.”
Like you, I’d never heard of DJ Snake or Lil Jon or their atrocious rap “song”. But the First Lady of the most powerful country in the world has.
Just makes you proud to be an American, doesn’t it?
H/t FOTM’s Lola