Cats are naturally curious, so when you put up the Christmas tree, receive packages, and wrap gifts, they usually want to check things out. Here are some videos of cats getting into the holiday spirit (and everything else). I’ve also included my cats, Harry, Hermione, and Stripey opening their cat advent calendar doors.
Since a lot of you have been working from home, I thought I’d dedicate this Feature Friday Film to videos about cats helping but sometimes hindering their people when they are working at their desks.
As a special treat, I’ve added some photos of Harry, Hermione, and Stripey doing desk, copier, and file duty.
Last but not least, here are some photos of Harry, Hermione, and Stripey “helping” Debbie as she works.
You know it’s spring when a young cat’s fancy turns to the great outdoors. For those cats who are indoor-only felines like Debbie’s Harry, Hermione, and Stripey, the instinct to chase and catch bugs is still strong, and many will hang out near open windows waiting for ones that might enter the house through any small holes in the screens. Cats also roam the floors hoping to find crawling bugs. Here are some videos of cats on the hunt for insects. The last one is live footage of Harry and Hermione after they, working together, have captured a fly.
Do your cats sleep with you? Two of my author’s cats sleep with her, but they take turns on her bed. Hermione likes to sleep there at night, and Harry is often by her pillow in the morning. Here are some videos of other cats sleeping with their humans and the benefits and drawbacks of letting your cat sleep with you. There’s also the story about a man who sleeps with cats and raises money for a shelter.
The weather in my author’s area has been wacky this December. It was warmer than normal for a few days and then dropped thirty degrees. While it was warm, a fly somehow got in her house. Her cats had a field day chasing it and trying to catch it. Cats are natural hunters, and even indoor ones like to capture prey.
Check out some of these videos about cats hunting insects. The first is of Debbie’s cat, Hermione. I “purr”sonally think her reaction to the fly is hilarious. The background is from the TV playing. The music at the beginning seems to match her mood.