23 January 2009

Feline Friday: Too much of a good thing?


Exactly how much TV should a cat be allowed to watch in one day?

One hour? Two hours? Five hours?

According to my calculations, Lily watched the bird and squirrel DVD for FIVE hours yesterday and at least that long today.

She stares at the screen, completely engrossed in blue jays and squirrels, until she can't keep her eyes open, then after a short nap she wakes up and continues viewing where she left off. (Keep in mind that the plot is fairly loose...)

Perhaps the worst part is that we are now humming the irritatingly cheerful theme song.

13 comments:

:: gingerkitty :: said...

mommy you get that kid from out in front of the tv

Heather said...

That is so funny! Our cats don't pay any attention to the TV.

Judy said...

Oh my gosh! That is hilarious. I don't think our cats pay any attention to the TV, but maybe we just aren't playing the right kinds of movies! Thanks for sharing. What a boost for a Friday.

Daisy said...

Lily is funny! I like to watch cartoons. I wish I could watch them all day long.

Linda said...

I didn't know they made DVD's for cats, how cute!

Sharon said...

I agree with gingerkitty. Lily needs some exercise and to be running around. 5 hours is waaay too long for a kitty to watch TV. Aren't there real squirrels in the backyard for her to watch?? This is too funny. I cannot believe that she sits that long to watch.

Maureen said...

Better be careful; I forsee kitty glasses in her future...

Where the heck did you get that DVD?

Ryzmomplus2 said...

I never thought I would have to monitor the cats television habits - its good to know! :)

Debbie said...

I found your blog via Toni's(Moved to the Mountains). I am a cat mom too, so I checked out some of your older cat posts. I laughed til I cryed. What a great photographer you are and I love the sense of humor!

toners said...

LOL!! Ours sometimes watch the Wii Tennis games, but certainly not for as long as Lily :) She has a long attention span!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Uh TV for cats! Does Lily know that your brain is less active while watching TV than it is when sitting and doing nothing?!?!?!

Sarah C. said...

Too funny! You'll have to let me know what the DVD is. It might make a good distraction for my furbabies when the baby arrives. :)

Cheri said...

ROTFL! She's a total TV junkie, that's for sure:) And just like a child she got "stuck" on one DVD, heeheehee.