Wednesday, April 29, 2015

X is for Xenon (OK, I Cheated)

This is a bit of a cheat, because cats don't exactly love xenon. The thing they do love is a glowing red dot. Xenon can be used for glowing items. Laser toys are not made from xenon (although they used to be used in a similar manner). That is the cheat. Nevertheless, I hope you can appreciate my jump from something that glows to a glowing red dot from a laser toy.

Not much more needs to be said, because all cat owners know The Secret of the Red Dot. That is, you can get most cats to go almost anywhere you want to go using the red dot. Unless they are one of those cats who doesn't care about the red dot. I have three of those types, but thankfully, they are the well-behaved ones.

Cheetah, who is normally enthusiastic about The Great Red Dot, is only mildly interested in it when it's only lightly visible (the sun is still out on the patio). Bob, however, freaks out at even a glimmer of the dot. He'll chase it until he's out of breath. I actually worried the first time he chased the dot around because he started wheezing after a while. Needless to say, I no longer allow it to get to that point.


Here is a tweet about the #RedDot, and a couple about #xenon: