Friday, March 09, 2012

Why do cats purr? Finally answered!

Also explains why the bees have been disappearing.

Incidentally, Veronica would eat a bee without blinking. Or a wasp. She was a stone-cold flying insect (or bee) hunter. She saved me from many a flying monster in her brave life.




Blogger Sherwood Harrington said...

Once when old what's-his-name was very young, probably 1997 or so, he caught a bee on the deck and started to eat it. Someplace around the first chomp, the bee stung him on the chin. Unfazed and completely undeterred, he just kept eating until all that was left was the stinger and its sac, dangling from his chin. He carried a little dot of a scar on the right-center part of his chin white patch, and you can see it if you look closely here.

10:27 p.m.  
Blogger ronnie said...

Oh what a spectacular cat. Why does that story not surprise me in the least?

I don't think Ronnie ever got stung, once. She never showed any indication of it.


8:33 p.m.  
Blogger Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

I'm amazed by bee-eating without ill effects. Possibly our outdoor, Scooter, does this too, when we're not looking.

As to the purr, i think, maybe, some models come with rock-tumblers.

9:32 p.m.  
Blogger ronnie said...

NFTP: Ha! Rock tumbler is about exactly what it sounds like!

9:53 p.m.  
Blogger Brian Fies said...

Here's how corrupted I've become: I actually spent a half-second looking for your "Like" button before realizing, "Oh, it's a blog! I have to actually write something!"

No good cat vs. bee stories in my household, but we often remind our old girl Rose that in her youth we saw her leap five feet straight up from a sitting position and snatch a housefly out of the air. These days she seems content to rest on her laurels. Well-deserved.

2:28 a.m.  

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