Monday, December 27, 2010

Merlin Plays Fetch

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. I haven't taken any new pictures for a few days, so I decided to share this video with you. This was taken a few weeks ago at my mom's house, shortly before decorating the Christmas tree. Merlin, my cat, loves to play fetch. He also loves to chew on small items, and to wrestle. We think he may be part dog... or perhaps he's just been living at my house for too long.



I had some trouble with my camera battery not being charged, so the video is a bit choppy, but I hope you enjoyed it. My nieces and nephews especially like the part where Merlin runs into the wall. In fact, I've heard rumors that people may at times deliberately throw the mouse against the wall on purpose just to watch Merlin hit the wall. I do not condone this behavior, and I swear when I threw the mouse against the wall on the video it was an accident. Really. And the laughter you hear afterwards was me laughing at something my mom said - I was not laughing at Merlin. Really. Although the fact that he continues to run into the wall time after time (or so I've heard) may just be another example of how his intelligence more closely mirrors a dog than a cat. I'm just sayin'.

11 comments:

Kari in WeHo said...

In college a good friend of mine had a black cat named Merlin who we swore was part dog. Maybe its a name thing?

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

JackDaddy said...

Didn't take no pictures? Wow, you're lucky! The tall guy seems to think that we need at least 500 new pictures every day - even though they are start to look pretty much the same!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Merlin's pretty cute!

Tucker said...

One of the cat kids here, Finn, fetches, too! Which is weird, because Phoebe and I don't really like to fetch all that much, and we're DOGS!

Bernicek said...

Laurie!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Virgil is the fetcher at our house - though I never got him on tape. And I totally understand about the wall thing - we never ever do that to Virgil on purpose either (and really we don't - we just forget that he isn't good at putting on the brakes). That was a great video!

Sue said...

Wow, a retriever cat. That's pretty neat.

I'm dying to know how Ziggy handled Christmas. You must have a funny story or two.

JulieB said...

Love, love, LOVE Merlin! That is one handsome kitty mom - you must be proud. And he's talented too! :)

meowmeowmans said...

That's totally cool! :)

Happy New Year. Thank you for all you do!

Bobby said...

WE ARE CATCHING UP THE CAT IS BETTER THAN ME I DONT RUN FOR A BALL, BUT THE SLIDE ON THE WOOD FLOOR LOOKS GOOD.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL.
LICKS BOBBY.

Barb said...

Love the Merlin video. None of my cats fetch. Lucy fetches some, but Merlin is better than Lucy. Glad to hear you didn't intentionally throw the mouse into the wall for artistic sake. Lucky you had your camera on at that moment, huh?