Sunday, March 04, 2007

The Red Menace

Yesterday on an impulse I picked up a laser pointer toy at PetsMart. I've seen people play w/their cats w/these--you shine the laser on the floor, and move it around & their prey instinct kicks in and they chase it all over the place.

Well, our grey tabby Pickles saw through this ruse right away--paid it a little attention at first, and then stopped. "Oh right--that light is back." Kodos on the other hand, will tear around like a maniac trying to catch the red dot. It's a strange combination of funny and scary to watch, as he is 100 pounds, and so focused on catching this thing that he will bang into things (walls, furniture) in his fervor.

I was hoping to be able to use it outside, to play with him w/out subjecting myself to the risk of stepping in poop, but apparently the beam emitted by a 6$ laser is not bright enough to show up outside during the day. Ah well...


Ivy said...

oooo! i haf one of those skary red dots that lives at my house too! i haf to chase it to keep it away or it wud take over everything!! sumtimes it runs and hides under the couch and i haf to wait for a long time for it to come out again!

Studly Dudley said...

Kodos.. I'm laughing at your name, not because I don't like it, but it makes me think of Kang and Kodos, the aliens from The Simpsons! Ah roo roo roo.. you sure are a big guy, and I read that you're getting to keep your *ahem* jewels. Lucky guy!! Let me know what that's like, okay?!


Roy said...

Heh heh--you're one of the few Simpsons geeks that guessed right off (and I say that with all love & respect). I just have to persuade the wife that we need a Kang & then we'll be set. ;-)

Have a look at this amusing photo of a political sign for Kodos.

Nanook The Newfoundland said...

My cats love that thing. But then I suspect that my cats are mentally handicapped. Also - they chase the reflections of sunlight off of their collar tags. Pffff!

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hey Kodos,

Welcome to - it is great to meet you and I am sure you will make lots of new friends here :-)