Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Taco Tuesday - rainbow caterpillar

As cat-parents, we did a terrible thing.
We bought Taco a new toy.

 What we didn't know, however, was that Taco would find his new toy to be terrifying.
He ran from the room last night, whenever we'd pick up this innocuous-looking beast.
Usually, a toy on a string on a stick is a winning combination for Taco. But not this time.
{I think it looks a little bit too much like a snake - obviously not in color - but in shape.  Maybe his little kitty brain is being fooled the same way ours is hardwired to recognize perceived threats faster than usual. Did you know that if you see something that sort of resembles a snake (like a stick on the ground), your brain throws that signal on a fast track, and you react faster? If you've ever jumped at something that you saw out of the corner of your eye before you could really see what it was, then you've felt it.}
 So, this afternoon, I tried to make this toy a little less scary for him.
 Left it alone on a chair.

 And presented just the enticing antennae.

I think it worked. 


  1. The eyes on it do look a bit demented! Looks like Taco decided to take care of them! Go Taco!

  2. Hooray for Taco!! The awesomest cat in the multiverse!

  3. You should send Ann-Marie photos of Taco for her cat zine. http://lettersfromlimboo.blogspot.com/2014/09/kitten-breath-zine.html