Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Michigan (burb of Detroit)
Up Cat, Down Cat. Curious!
Here's an observation I've made with my 4 garage cats over a period of weeks:
They all like to play with a string on the end of a stick.
Two of the cats will "loose track" of the string if it is lifted off the floor and gets above their eye level. If I dangle the string a foot off the flood in front of them they don't seem to notice that it's there and if they do, they just stare at it. On the other hand, if the string is dragged across the floor they are all over it. "Ground hunters?"
Two of the cats will also react/chase the string on the floor, but, in addition, will follow it with their eyes if it is lifted/jerked off the floor. If I hold the string a foot off the floor in front of them, they will rise/jump at the elevated string. "Bird hunters?"
All four were/are feral and can/do hunt. I've been brought rats, mice, moles, birds, rabbits, but I'm not sure who is getting what.
Anyway, has anyone else noticed the same thing? There seems to be cats whose attention or awareness is primarily in a "more or less" two dimensional horizontal plane at ground level and cats whose attention or awareness is more 3 dimensional.