If you tuned into “America’s Funniest Home Videos” a week ago,
you would have seen a package of water-related mishaps, some
excitement at the beach and a few cats in and out of water.
There’s no good way to separate these various packages, so I’ll
just leave it to you to either watch the show or click on these
segments in the timeline after you click on the Hulu video at
right: Cats at 9:00, water mishaps at 28:53 and again at 32.23, and
excitement at the beach, 35.45. (Note: Commercials appear as dots
on the timeline; they will play when you click from one section to
As an alternative, here’s another video from YouTube showing
some wild incidents on or in the water.
A touch of snow back in November caused me to post an entry
“snow dogs,” so whatever snow we get this week deserves a
sequel about “snow cats.”
The two cats in the video player at right seem to catch the
spirit of fresh, clean, cold snow. They paw at the fluff, run about
aimlessly and attack each other. The music seems appropriate
somehow. Just think how thrilling these two would be if they could
use their little paws to form big snowballs. For an example of
that, check out the cartoon linked below as Simon’s Cat.
At the other extreme is a young cat that seems to have no clue
what to do with the snow. Must be a first-time snow
cat named Doughnut seems to have no fear of the snow, but
frustration takes over when he is unable to make it up a steep roof
and into a bedroom window, as he has done routinely so many times
I asked my wife Sue what she thought I should feature in this
week’s “Amusing Monday.” She’d been watching a cat program on the
Animal Planet network and suggested, “Cats getting a bath.”
It sounded good until I checked YouTube and the other video
websites. That’s when I discovered that several thousand people
apparently believe that viewers will be entertained by watching pet
cats being tortured. From the sounds of many wailing animals, this
must be similar to water-boarding but without the board.
I’ve bathed a few cats in my time. It’s not fun or amusing, but
sometimes it must be done. If you want to watch cats getting a
bath, search for “cat bath” in YouTube, where you can watch
thousands of bathtime failures, a few successes and even some
instructional videos purporting to show you how best to do it.
I did locate a few videos that I thought were entertaining. The
first two can be played in the viewer. The others can be found by
clicking on the following links. As usual, if you’d like to share a
video, just add it to the comments section below.