There are times when I’m sure the person who invented cardboard did it for his cat. You don’t have to be a cat owner (ownee, is more like it) to have noticed how an empty cardboard box — of any shape or size — is an instant domestic cat magnet. Case and point…
Studies have been done on this phenomena … I’m sure somewhere, and undoubtedly funded by the government.
When some failed to find the logic and reason behind the feline obsession, they waxed philosophical, interpreting deep meaning in the behavior. Obviously channeled from Obi Wan Catobi. If you don’t know the 21 Lessons You Can Learn From Cats In Boxes, your life is not yet complete. Because…
Cats in boxes aren’t just cute. They’re also infinitely wise.
The inexplicable need humans have for discovering the magic cardboard has over felines can be the only reason lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats and other large cats were exposed to world’s cheapest cat toy. The cardboard box.
Last week I ranted did a post about the unfairness of the “scary cat” stereotype society has heaped on felines. Basically accusing cats of being villains. Or worse, pure evil.
Well … cough, cough … it appears this stereotype may– in some part — have been earned, much as I hate to admit it.
The following documentary is harsh, if not heartless. These felines shamelessly steal dogs’ beds, and then brazenly flaunt the stolen entitlement. But true to the Underdog characters we love, some canines fight back. It’s hilarious to see the lengths that some dogs go to to reclaim their prized cushions of comfort.
Have you ever wondered why cats are often portrayed as villains, the thug, or evil — or minions of evil — in fiction and film … even cartoons? There’s Lucifer, the villain cat in Walt Disney’s Cinderella and Si and Am in Lady and the Tramp. Those are two of the happiest movies ever. And the cats are villains! Don’t even get me started on the old Tom and Jerry cartoons.
You’ll hardly ever see a main cat character like this:
No. It’s usually something more like this:
This time of year especially brings out the negative imagery for our feline friends. What with Halloween’s stereotypical witches and black cat companions. [images from morguefile.com]
So…I was thrilled when I found the following montage spoof on “scary cat” scenes in movies.
Scary Cat Montage
What’s your “fictional” pet (no pun intended) peeve?
Because Fridays are always better with a Happy Dance!
Or … maybe … because my previous post on Animated Storytelling is the perfect excuse set up for posting a dance sequence that ALWAYS makes me laugh ... The dancing penguins sequence from Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins”!
I especially love the penguin who toboggans off-screen, and then – try as he might – can never get back in sync with the group. I think that’s because I frequently feel like I’ve gone barreling off the map and am forever out of step with everyone else!
Though, a dancing elephant pretty much rocks my world any day of the week! Looking down a long holiday weekend or not.
But I may be prejudiced in that department, elephants being one of my favorite animals and all. Still, this little guy’s Singing in the Rain dance-out has the entire jungle in awe. So it can’t be just me.
In my humble opinion… “The Glee! team won’t shoot to Hollywood super-stardom without this guy.” Seriously. The little pachyderm has a soft shoe Gene Kelly would have envied. And with a trunk like that, he’s got to have a voice with more reach than Rachel’s. I’m just saying… But you decide.
What about you?
What makes your heart sing … in the rain or otherwise?