This Seems About Right by John Cole| August 19, 201012:17 pm| 38 CommentsThis post is in: Cat Blogging, HumorousFacebookTweetEmailThis was amusing: Whoever did that has spent a lot of time with cats.
Needed a laugh today.
They missed the butt-in-air nerves, though.
When was the lobe for repeatedly peeing on Oriental carpets removed, or is that part of the “destroy expensive textiles…”?
My six feline dunderheads also add a horror of doorbells. Whenever someone comes to the house and rings the bell, all six of them go into massive panic mode. It’s hilarious seeing them, eyes bugging, hair standing straight up, legs going 200 rpm, trying to get traction on the wood floors.
The author forgot the lobe for finding, killing birds and mice and bringing said trophes home.
I notice no region dedicated to their owner. Sounds about right. Thankfully, dogs would have an entire lobe dedicated to ‘ZOMG, I love you’
In our household we call it the “elevator butt reflex”.
What about the ‘wake you up at 3am walking on your head’ lobe?
The imaginary insects thing drives me nuts. I have seen up to 3 cats avidly watching the same imaginary thing and THERE AIN’T NUTTIN THERE!
At this point, I usually leave the room. I can’t be dealing with it.
That’s part of the spinal cord, activated at the base of the tail — scratch there and the reflex action could lift an automobile enough to change a tire.
Where’s the lobe for not eating their favorite food, right after you bought a 10 lb bag?
But where is the ‘napping node’?
@Catsy: Or “caltitude,” per my “More Sniglets” book circa 1985.
@CatStaff: Yup. My tortoiseshell gets as low to the ground as she can while she hustles to hide under the king size bed.
Two of my three are not particularly scared of the Vacuum,
just watch and follow from a safe distance. (Number three is normal and hides.)
About those invisible insects – their hearing is MUCH better than yours. They watch the kitchen cabinets like hawks and then the next morning there is a dead cockroach – or not.
They would also hear the whine of a mosquito that you only hear as it lands on your ear.
An updated version would have to supplement “inexorable fear of vaccuum cleaners” with “mysterious and undying love for the Roomba”.
(You may want to turn down the sound on the second one. Someone who puts a sweater on a pit bull has a voice that is just as annoying as you would expect.)
I always warn mine, “The horror of the vacuum cleaner is upon you!” as I prepare to switch it on, but they never listen. Luckily for them, I don’t vacuum as often as I should.
Bonus CAT AND BABY CHICK ON ROOMBA link.
J sub D
I’m no cat fancier but must admit they are awesome killing machines.
@debit: We had an awesome moment when Reverend Jim was a baby… Mr WereBear got the vacuum out, and James Bond was OMG! RUN! and RJ kept playing with the cord, until James Bond finally abandoned him to his fate.
I said, “So what happened?” Mr WereBear said, “He just kept playing with the cord.” But now RJ’s afraid of it, too.
@Comrade Mary: More Unnatural Pet/Roomba Love clips! Oh boy! thanks.
to add to the fun, please see the latest in the Simon’s cat series
My cat actually loves the vacuum cleaner. He comes over rolls on his back and loves to have the nozzle dragged over him. It’s great during shedding season.
The only no-no is the tail up the nozzle, otherwise it’s like a massage.
I think my Blue cat must have an enlarged Barf gland, he can really get the projectile going
Saw this about a week ago & loved it – the sight had another good cartoon, it was a cats map of your bed. If I can find it I will post the link.
I remember seeing this in photocopy form. The original source is apparently MS Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 1, July/August 1992. I can’t read the cartoonist’s signature.
easier than I expected – the great gazoogle comes through again!
The bed map is hilarious and if you haven’t seen the latest in the Simon’s Cat series you’re not living life right.
@ed drone: My only problem with that is mine starts the action somewhere between the shoulder blades.
@Linda Featheringill: The imaginary insects thing drives me nuts. I have seen up to 3 cats avidly watching the same imaginary thing and THERE AIN’T NUTTIN THERE!
That’s what they want you to think.
Kitties can see the IPU(PBUH) and her minions.
licensed to kill time
Which are obviously connected to the “asshole inspection, humans love it!” ganglia.
With Elroy, there’s a “Run away!” gland for the ironing board. The rest of his brain is completely taken up by the “Eat everything left on the counter-top or hidden in the closet” lobe. That’s it.
@RSA: It’s Jennifer Berman– all of her stuff is really funny, and not all of it about cats. But come to think of it, most of what I am remembering is from the ’90s, like this one. Wonder what she’s been up to?… Off to gaxoogle!
On my cat the hate of dogs section is not as large BUT the drive to be where they are forbidden is MUCH larger.
Here‘s one from her site, about dogs, which I think will also appeal to JC…
Dumbhead Abby got on the neighbor’s roof this morning and it took me 20 minutes to talk him down. He pretty, but he dumb.
Where’s the lobe that controls the irresistible urge to sit on the newspaper when I’m reading it? Or lie down on my keys just before I start looking for them? Because Zeno is clearly in thrall to that part of his tiny walnut brain.
If you are a cat lover and haven’t seen these animated clips, I highly recommend them: http://www.simonscat.com/films.html
The latest, “The Box,” and the first, “Cat Man Do,” are my cats exactly.
For those asking where “X” area of the feline brain is, keep in mind the artist only showed one hemisphere. There’s a whole second side of assorted mayhem centers to be mapped out. nods for emphasis