Or, Videos that Entertain My Cat. No promises about yours.
Tristan is not a normal cat. He loves loves loves to cuddle. He is not one of these stand-offish do-its-own-thing cats. He spends hours and hours a day on top of or right next to one of his humans. He usually spends the mornings with me. When I’m not in a hurry, this waking up computer time with Tristan can stretch into two or three hours. This is the view from the computer:
Tristan loves the computer, too. He is fascinated by the small movements on the screen. I think he might have figured out that when he leans on the keyboard things can happen. Last week I looked away and the next thing I knew, he was ordering DIRECTV. He had a chat box open and there was someone on the other end asking how he could help him.
Sometimes when I tire of the usual parts of the internet, I show Tristan movies.
His favorite is Nora the Piano Cat. She has many videos, but this is the one that he has been most into. The first time I played it, he was transfixed for the whole five minutes. When we got to the end, I played it again full screen and he watched it in its entirety again.
Iggy Investigates an iPad was another hit.
He is not just interested in kitties, however. This morning I discovered that tilt-shift videos captured his attention. These make my brain hurt a little because they feel so much like videos of toy train layouts. It’s called miniature faking.
Today’s find portrays daily life in New York City. (Note to parents of small children: cool bulldozers and cranes at 1:05!)
Here’s another for you locals.
Tristan and I hope you and your lap cat like them.