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John Byrne

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Posted: 26 September 2017 at 3:47pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Surfing, I paused to answer the phone, leaving the TV on STNG, specifically, the episode "I, Borg". Hanging up, I turned to find my cat watching with rapt attention. He sat there for about ten minutes!
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 26 September 2017 at 6:18pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Some of the Borg have laser pointers on their heads, right? That would be a good reason.
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Ryan Maxwell
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Posted: 26 September 2017 at 6:41pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Waiting for Spot to show up?
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Marten van Wier
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Posted: 26 September 2017 at 11:35pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

First of all, cool you are a cat fan/cat person. Can we perhaps get to see a photo of him or her?

Second regarding your question, I honestly have no idea. There must be something really enticing that the cat saw in that video.
Happens to mine as well, sometimes they randomly find television really fascinating but it doesn't always involve depictions of birds of small animals that drew in their attention.
It can be a quick motion, an unusual sound, that sort of thing they consider really important to watch out for.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 27 September 2017 at 7:55am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Can we perhaps get to see a photo of him or her?

Poe taking far too much interest in one of the model airplanes hanging over my drawingboard. . . .

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Ron Goad
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Posted: 27 September 2017 at 8:25pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

A black cat named "Poe"? How apropos!
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 27 September 2017 at 9:09pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Gender aside, I'm surprised it's not "Isis"...
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 27 September 2017 at 11:07pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Did any of you ever see the Whiskers ad they made for cats about 15 years ago? It was all twinkly lights and shimmers. My cats went ballistic for it, watching, patting, filling the lights from one side of the tv to the other. I had it on video but lost it years ago.
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 27 September 2017 at 11:11pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

As ever, these things are on YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h7HZKGVruv4
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