Insights into the mind of a cat

Apparently when something interests you, the best way to figure it out is to smack it really hard, and repeatedly. If you're a cat, at least.

h/t @ferrisjabr

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I think hitting hard has to do with the perceived size of the thing. In contrast, a first encounter with a ping pong ball would be a light tap. A cat will tap a little puppy, but slug a big dog.

Thanks to Laura (@2), the evil cats are back messing with the treadmill.

I saw a range of different touches - the poke and back off (which didn't look like a hard strike to begin with) is the first, which makes sense if they're expecting things to try to counterattack. I particularly liked the black-and-white cat trying to hold the belt back.

By stripey_cat (not verified) on 16 Aug 2010 #permalink

When in doubt, groom!