Rodney Dyer

So this is Colin, he is a domestic short-haired cat that we rescued from the kill shelter years ago—literally won the cat survival lottery. He continues to be befuddled by the most common of things. Here is an example. We have this little peninsula in our kitchen and there are some stools for sitting there and participating in the food preparation. Colin has learned to beg by sitting up here and looking ridiculous.

The challenge to this "top predator" in the house is that the countertop is actually not transparent. And no matter how much he tries to sneak up on the piece of food, he still (after 9 years) cannot actually see through it and pounce. So he spends 30 minutes or so trying to "feel" his way around on the counter to try to get the morsel.