This week’s Photo Hunt subject is “Craft.”
Back in October, BuzzFeed challenged its readers to craft a simple trap and see if their cats fell for it.
Well, of course I had to try it!
Jacoby actually showed up while I was still building my trap.
Of course, he wanted to help. Or criticise…I’m not sure which.
Although he’s right, you would think someone with a degree in art could at least make a tape cat trap look a little nicer than this.
Jake did walk towards it…
And he did step into it briefly. But I think that was just an accident. He was really looking at the tape and the trap just happened to be in his way.
I wouldn’t say he was trapped, exactly.
I’m not sure, but I think he was actually mocking my tape trap.
“Really? That’s it? That’s all it does?”
“This is boring.”
“No, I mean really. It was more interesting to watch you make this whatever-it-is than it is to watch you take photos of it…I’m outta here.”
Well, that was a tremendous failure. I decided to try it out on Angel instead.
She hadn’t seen me crafting the trap, so maybe she’d fall for it?
Let’s find out, shall we?
After a bit of thought, Angel marched right into the middle of the trap.
And stood there.
The thing is, Angel kind of acts like everything is a trap, so why should a lopsided circle of tape on the floor be any different?
After a bit more thought, she sat down…
…and started to groom herself.
She kept looking at me like she was waiting for me to do something. Give her a treat, grab her…I’m not sure what.
And then…she left.
Okay, BuzzFeed…Not sure your cat trap works on Abyssinians. Angel did sit down, which I consider a partial victory…but I think that had more to do with the fact that I touched her and it was a convenient spot to clean off my cooties than it did with there being a tape circle on the floor.