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1. Trajectory
Use the knowledge that the top of the dresser
is six cat-units from the floor.
Assume the unanchored cloth
on the surface can’t be seen
from the original cat-angle.
Remember to include the reaction of the human
when all the little ceramic boxes on the cloth
go flying

2. Belly scritches
If the human’s lap is one and a half cat units wide,
how far can cat roll to optimize scritching surface
while maintaining balance.
Compensate for human’s propensity
to mess with the cat and just let it fall off.

3. Time travel
If food auto-dispenser releases
x amount of food at 6 a.m.
how can cat convince human, at 8 a.m.
that it is 5:55, and that is why
the bowl is empty

pingback for Open Link Night at dverse 1/9/20

17 thoughts on “Explaining physics to a cat

  1. Cat-tastic. Introducing a new cat into the home where before there was only one Queen (yes that’s what they call female cats) has given me in vivo knowledge of why the term catty was invented.

  2. Very Shel Silverstein with a pinch of Dr. Suess; really enjoyed the feline humor; reminds me of the saying,” Never give a handgun to a duck.”

    • The cat spends *his* time trying to explain to me that all surfaces must be clear. Since he can’t talk he does this by simply clearing them for me.

  3. I will read your clever feline poem to my cats, Xan! I hope they don’t take the trajectory stanza seriously, as they have always been very well behaved and never climb on the dresser. My favourite is the time travel – it’s true!

  4. “Remember to include the reaction of the human when all the little ceramic boxes on the cloth go flying,” … love this!! 💝

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