This is about giving your cat a really good present.
I recently wrote that YouTube was bad for cats. I still believe that. What I meant was that in general it is bad for cats because there are too many videos and far too many comments that demonstrate a disrespect for the cat. I think this undermines the cat’s status in society.
However, there are some good cat videos on YouTube, of course there are. This is one of them. Really good cat caretakers make them but even then you get idiot comments on YouTube. Sorry to go on about that but I think Google is too laissez-faire with respect to allowing rude comments.
How often do we give our cat a real cat present? A present that would have come from the mind of a cat; not something from the shelves of a megastore. A cat present that comes from hard labor! I have never done that and probably should have.
Ruth and Barbara gave the present of a cat enclosure to a bunch of cats. That’s a nice present too.
Here’s a tower of boxes present. Cats in general (Maru in particular) like or love boxes. They like to crawl into them. The person who built Rufus’s box tower is a really good cat caretaker. A role model it seems.
Why do cats like to get into boxes? It probably has something to do with feeling safe, hiding, protection. It think it is those sorts of emotional drives that are fundamentally at play. Cat play tunnels are based on similar cat behavior.
The only wild cat that comes to mind that has similar tendencies is the sand cat which lives in burrows under the ground. This provides protection in a landscape, the desert, that has little natural cover to protect a diminutive cat. Although all wild cats find cover near rocks or in dense undergrowth.
I’d like to thank Marc for finding the video and telling me about it.
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