Did you see Angie Bailey’s post about six conventions your cat wants to attend? What struck me most — besides the humor — was the Vine of her kitty, Phoebe, fascinated with the printer, as seen below.
It made me think of this video of cats’ bewildering introductions to the paper-spitting human contraption.
What exactly is wrong with the printer? Here are some ideas:
The whirring and the beeping and the whistling and the ringing … and then the crunch of an inevitable printer jam. To a cat’s sensitive hearing, these sounds must be like someone running her nails down a chalkboard.
This probably triggers a cat’s natural prey drive, so they instinctively bat at it like it’s an insect or a rodent.
Uh, why do you constantly go out and drop your hard-earned cash on pricey cat toys for Mitzy? Mitzy would be just as content with a wadded up ball of paper. And what distributes the paper? The printer. You don’t believe that’s how your cat visualizes the printer? You say cats have no conception of baseball? Okay, we’ll keep swinging.
Isn’t that noble of them? Throw out all your printers — immediately! (This would almost be believable except that cats are too selfish to try to help save us.)
They’re just doing what we’d like to do, which is to take a baseball bat to all of them.
Hero photo by Manatari
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