To give us a break from the daily grind...
[HT: Commenter Mark R.]
Aw, poor guy! But it's cruel for the person who's videotaping to just be standing there watching, rather than freeing the poor cat!Posted by: Rachael C. at November 17, 2009 4:15 PM
Aw, c'mon Rachael, the cat's hardly in pain and gets through eventually. Remember we live in this upside-down society where people get upset at something like this, but then get angry if you might mention that unborn humans shouldn't be killed. Go figure...Posted by: Mark R at November 18, 2009 5:55 AM
Uh, I'm pro-life, hello!Posted by: Rachael C. at November 18, 2009 2:04 PM
Adds new meaning to the term 'fat cat'!
Biff did not get that way chasing down mice and birds.
Some over indulgent human is overfeeding the glutonous feline.
I disagree with Rachel. I believe the Winnie the Pooh aproach was the the correct response. To do other wise would be to enable Biff is his/her dysfunction.
yor bro ken
yor bro kenPosted by: kbhvac at November 21, 2009 4:14 PM
Sure, if the cat were stuck there for 5 or 10 minutes, that would be just mean. But to let the cat get through the cat flap one minute, well, that's just encouraging independence.
I watch as my son struggles with blocks. I watch him struggle to get objects that are beyond his reach. I watch him struggle to get onto/off of the sofa. These things all frustrate him. He risks a slight head bump if he messes up with some of them. He occasionally fusses at me to help. There are times when, after a while, I help him out. The majority of the time, I let him do it. If I didn't, he wouldn't learn independence. He wouldn't learn to believe in his capacity for success. If I always came to his rescue, he wouldn't be learning anything except that mommy will always come to his rescue.
How much less humane I must be than that cat's owner, huh? ;-)
Even if the cat can learn nothing from the experience, he can do it by himself in adequate time and he ISN'T learning to sit at the back door and wait for someone to help him whenever he wants in/out.Posted by: MaryRose at November 21, 2009 9:22 PM