Saturday, June 28, 2008

What makes a rabbit faster than a cat?

Thursday afternoon I looked out my front door and saw a rabbit, frozen in terror behind my unsuspecting cat.

They stayed like that for a long time. The cat actually turned around and looked back toward the house, and didn't even see the rabbit--he was that still. I swore I could read his little rabbit thoughts.

"Oh SHIT! Cat's gonna eat me if I move! Cat might eat me if I stay still! Oh, SHIT! It's a CAT!"

Eventually, the cat turned and started for the rabbit. And the rabbit took off, and made a clean escape.

Because no matter what the rabbit may have thought, he had the advantage all along.

Our Jake didn't need that rabbit. He has plenty of food in the house that he doesn't even have to chase. But that rabbit? He only has one life. That shit will make you want to RUN.

So, rabbits, take it from me. The cat's not going to catch you. You need it more than he does.


People in the Sun said...

The cat never had a chance. Unless the rabbit was distracted by a carrot while running.

My entire knowledge of nature comes from cartoons.

Cynthia said...

ROFLOL.....Jake has plenty to eat litle are quite safe!

; )

Sue said...

So does that make Jake a feline version of Elmer Fudd?

Christine said...

Actually, for a 13 year old cat, Jake is totally badass. I've seen him snatch birds out of the air, 4 feet off the ground. Watched him play with all sorts of critters as he kills them.

But that rabbit--he made a break for it because he knew he had to. Or maybe it just wasn't Jake's day.

ALF said...

You cat sounds like my dogs. They missed a rabbit again on our hike today.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh! Glad he got away! Yeah I guess he was more scared than Jake was hungry! :-0