A Better Nine Lives Through Technology

It’s a well-known fact that Joxer is a lazy couch potato.  His idea of a good day is laying on the couch or “his” chair until forced to move, then maybe having a little nibble, then finding a nice quiet place to go back to sleep. In Da Bronx, he would sometimes watch trucks go by outside, but we don’t have any truck traffic here in the suburbs. Mainly it’s sleep, eat, sleep some more for him.

Scott brought home a laser pointer some years ago and Goblin loves that thing. He still – even at his creaky, stiff 16-year-old worst – will go nuts chasing the red dot around the house. Joxer was into it a total of three times before he realized the humans were controlling it and gave up. He’s too smart for his own good. We’ve tried for years to find something, anything that would pique his interest, stimulate his mind, and get him to move a little, all to no avail. But then…

Enter the Catch the Mouse cat app:

7.19.2013 the laziest cat ever actually playing

You’re skeptical, I know. I was, too, but I have never seen this cat as engaged with anything as he is with this app on my iPad. He stalks it. He lulls it into a sense of security. And then he suddenly explodes and goes bonkers trying to kill it, KILL IT WITH FIRE. Well, kill it with claws, but if he had access to fire, he’d be all over that. I bought the app about three weeks ago and he’s still really into it. I try not to give it to him all the time because I don’t want him to burn out on it, so for now as soon as he hears the sounds the mouse makes as the app fires up, his head whips up and he comes running.

If you have a lazy ass cat, I can absolutely recommend this. For a buck, what’s to lose?