by Matthew Cobb
We’ve debated the ethics of playing with cats (and other animals) using laser pointers a number of times (e.g. here). This cat’s staff has fitted it up with a head-mounted laser. So at least kitty won’t get his eyes fried. Still not sure it’s the Right Thing to do though.
However, I once had a cat – Spizz, the cat from outer space – who was the smartest cat I have ever known, who would hold one of those long stiff parcel wraps in his mouth, then push it along the kitchen floor, which mind a nice noise, and try and catch it, just like this cat. Except that Spizz figured that out all by himself, and would spend hours messing about. He would also fetch balls of aluminium foil that you flicked across the floor, and bring them back.
A non-prize for the reader who knows why/when we called him Spizz.