Friday, June 27, 2008

HOUSECAT HOUSECALL

The other night, Steve and his female were watching a new show on Animal Planet called Housecat Housecall. The premise of the show is an Australian animal psychologist (is everyone on Animal Planet Australian?) goes to peoples’ homes and resolves “problems” with their cats.

On the particular episode I saw (from my usual perch on the back of the couch behind Steve and the female), one family was upset because their cat was paying too much attention to their porcelain figurine collection, which took up a whole wall, but the way. Geez, what a surprise! A cat is interested in a wall of glistening, moving objects that also happen to be breakable! And then another family was concerned because when strangers come over, their cat runs and hides. Madre de Dios! Another shocker! A cat is wary of newcomers in their territory!

The underlying theme here is that these cats are just being cats… it’s the humans who have the “problems.” And personally, if the truth be told, I was hoping to see that one cat do a “bull in a china shop” thing with the porcelain figurine collection. Now THAT would have been some REAL entertainment!

10 comments:

TT said...

heh! I'm all for bull in china shop thing too!!!

Daisy said...

We just started watching that show, too! I thought that was a beautiful house. Does it seem like their answer to every problem is to provide lots of toys and cat trees and feed Purina cat chow? Anyway, I am glad to see a show that focuses on cats.

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Hi, Quasi! :) We haven't watched Housecat Housecall, but we'll have to check it out. I never fail to be amused by humans who think that we should behave like humans, or like dogs. Why should we? We are cats, and we will act like cats! It seems very simple, doesn't it? Humans can be so strange.

*giggling* over "bull in a china shop"!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Fred said...

I got my book today from Amazon! I'm sure the cats will provide a review soon.

Lux said...

That's too funny! I wish I'd seen that show ...

Lucy Stern said...

Our cat runs and hids every time the grandkids come over....My granddaughter has also learned not to corner the cat......It doesn't take a phyco doc, to figure out why.

Cat Street Boyz said...

They do need more cat programs......maybe with more birds? SNICKER=^Y^=Ty

Derby said...

Mum has seen that show too. She thinks it is a bit obvious. The one the other day, the guy was working in an office with a lady with a cat. Duh, keep the cat out of the workplace and use an air purifer. But I love the bull in the china shop approach.

Mickey said...

Yeah!!! I would have liked to see that :) I better start watching in case I miss some exciting stuff,heehee I agree that it's the beans that are nuts!!
Purrs Mickey

zevo hussein calamari said...

Yes we love to knock over anything that breaks too.... wooohoooooooooo