Aby-a-Day – December 20: “Craft” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

This week’s Photo Hunt subject is “Craft.”

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Back in October, BuzzFeed challenged its readers to craft a simple trap and see if their cats fell for it.

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Well, of course I had to try it!

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Jacoby actually showed up while I was still building my trap.

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Of course, he wanted to help. Or criticise…I’m not sure which.

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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.

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Jake did walk towards it…

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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.

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I wouldn’t say he was trapped, exactly.

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I’m not sure, but I think he was actually mocking my tape trap.

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“Really? That’s it? That’s all it does?”

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“This is boring.”

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“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.”

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Well, that was a tremendous failure. I decided to try it out on Angel instead.

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She hadn’t seen me crafting the trap, so maybe she’d fall for it?

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Let’s find out, shall we?

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After a bit of thought, Angel marched right into the middle of the trap.

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And stood there.

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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?

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After a bit more thought, she sat down…

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…and started to groom herself.

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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.

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And then…she left.

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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.

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