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Cats on the TV

June 3rd 2014 10:42 pm
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I was out last night but had to come running in when the heavens opened. I do not care to be wet.

I found mum on the sofa with Josie by her side, both transfixed by the TV. A little tiny kitten was mewing. Mum was saying "Ahhhhh! She is the cutest thing," I caught her eye. "After you two of course" she quickly added.

They were watching a programme called "The Secret Life of Cats". I caught Josie's eye nervously but she gave a little shake of her head. Josie had been watching intently in case they gave away the important secrets - how we train people, how we know exactly where to be to maximise attention etc, all not in there thank goodness.

What we learned was good stuff. When our people stroke us they get a burst of happy hormone and lower their blood pressure and heart rate. They are a third less likely to get heart disease than non cat people.

Now my mum will realise that when I'm chivvying her for tummy rubs it is not a selfish desire for that delicious sensation but an entirely altruistic concern for her health.

And there are colours - called red and green - that we don't see but as we get by perfectly well without them they can't be that important. Whereas people can't see ultraviolet that stands out for us clear as day. Most peculier - they must feel all deprived not to see what we see.

We all enjoyed that programme. They should show it every night!


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Purred by: Banjo (Catster Member)

June 4th 2014 at 5:56 am

Sounds like an interesting show. Is there anywhere I can watch that in Australia? Mind you I don't want mum catching on to any of trade secrets.
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

June 4th 2014 at 6:29 pm

Oh, when I read your diary title, I thought maybe you were standing on top of the TV box. I've walked along ours once. We have one of those modern, slim TV things. I just did it once to see if I can do it.

Humans can't see ultraviolet? Really? I never knew that. Very educational, that show.

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