So, let me tell you about the first time I noticed Lola, my exotic shorthair Kitten, could see in 2D. I think it was about a year and a half ago, she was only 6 months old. My husband was travelling every quarter to Minneapolis, Minnesota for business. And Lola and I were staying at home all by ourselves. Even though I was pretty busy with a heavy workload myself, and that helped while he was away, my husband and I have worked together, sometimes with different clients, but mostly sharing the same office space, for almost as long as we've been married. We are rarely apart, so I was glad I had Lola to keep me company on the days he was away.
The first night my husband was flying, I didn't get to talk to him. There's 6000 miles from Buenos Aires to Minneapolis so it was a LOOONG flight for him. You could tell Lola was already missing him... and frankly so was I :) Unlike other breeds, exotic shorthair cats are not very vocal. They only miaow when they want to tell you something, not just because. So when I got to bed and turned off the lights, she noticed something was completely off. She went to the living room area and started searching and meowing in such a way you could tell, she was looking for him, expecting him to come out from behind the sofa or the kitchen. That was already too cute. Call me crazy but I think it's completely normal to talk to my cat and so I told her he would be back soon.
The following evening, was a bit different. My husband finally pinged me from his Hotel room and suggested we do a video-call on Skype. So I grabbed my iPad and he called me. I was lying in bed talking to him and Lola came running and meowing. Yes! She'd heard his voice via Skype. She hopped to bed so I used one pillow as a stand for my iPad and this is what happened....
Don't ask me HOW, I've had cats all my life who NEVER did this, but Lola recognized my husband on Skype. Trust me, she KNEW it was HIM. He could see her too - obviously that was not shocking - but Lola also started touching the screen. She kept doing this, for about 20 minutes or so. Peter, my husband, could see she was interacting with the iPad screen and responding to him calling her, but he certainly couldn't see it as clearly as I did. So, after a while, I grabbed by phone and decided to immortalise this moment in the above sequence. I actually took a lot more pictures of this, since she was just SO DRAWN to what she was doing that I had plenty of time! The last one on the above series is the picture I like best about the 2 other members of our little family, so I carry it with me every day on my phone's wallpaper.
Funny thing, after a while touching the screen, she realised, even though she wanted to, she couldn't actually reach him, so she began looking BEHIND the iPad and then literally trying to dig a hole on the bed next to the tablet, as though he was going to un-buried or something. She was SO confused as to HOW he'd gotten there! And everything was just both shocking and hilarious at the same time! It reminded me of when I was a little girl, and I used to believe the people I watched on TV actually LIVED inside the box ( no flat / smart TVs back then, mind you).
What's the weirdest most extraordinary thing YOUR pet's ever done?
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