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Amusing Monday: Spills and mishaps on the water

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 another.)

As an alternative, here’s another video from YouTube showing some wild incidents on or in the water.

I’m not sure what it is about cats, but this blog is still getting hits on an entry from Oct. 6, 2008, called “Some cats have no propensity for water” and another from April 27, 2009, called “There’s something about cats and water.”

Would you like to see more cats in water? Click over to this YouTube video called “Funny Cats in Water.”

Snow cats just gotta have fun … if not terror

A touch of snow back in November caused me to post an entry about “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.

A 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 before.

A few more videos:

Cat tunnels in snow. Oh, my!

Simon’s Cat in “Snow Business”

Just before Christmas, someone compiled a bunch of snow cat videos, mixing them with Christmas cat videos. See “Christmas Cats Playing in the Snow.”

Finally, this last animal is not a cat, but he could teach other animals about living the snow. Fox snow dive — Yellowstone.

Amusing Monday: Feline fun with water torture

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.

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