One of the things I like to do on my computer is Stumble. If you haven't added this Firefox extension and toolbar (it's free), I would suggest you might like to do so because you stumble across so many interesting sites! For the longest time, I didn't know it was also a blog and a social networking place rolled into one. If you already have Stumble and want to add me as a friend, I go by Kuanyin333 because Kuanyin was already taken.
Anyhoo...this week I stumbled across two sites which caught my attention (the links will be listed below). The first one is a video of a woman who has taught her cat lots of tricks which they demonstrate on the video. Many people don't think cats can learn tricks, but they don't know cats. You just have to find the proper way to bribe them. I recently got a phone call from a girlfriend in California who told me how her cat watched her play her drum, and then he began doing the same thing when she laid it down by banging it with his paw. She was blown away by this copy-cat demonstration.
I haven't tried to teach Anela any tricks, but my partner has. He gets her to stand up on her hind legs for treats, and that's about it. She's an old cat now and set in her ways...which brings me to the other link I stumbled upon: the world's oldest cat. He is ONLY 37 years old, but I guess that's really OLD for a cat. The photo shows that 37 is the new 17 (if you get my joke).
Here's the links:
Cats Can Do Tricks Video
World's Oldest Cat