Friday, June 26, 2009

The Easiest Way to Use a Treadmill

So once again I go down to the fourth level (sounds like something from a video game: You have now reached the fourth level!) to weigh myself this morning and what do I find - Firestar in the middle of the room, sitting like he's waiting for something - or someone. It isn't me, because he hardly gives me any notice. Just enough to let me know he'd rather I ignore him. Didn't have the camera with me at the time, but I returned and found that while he had shifted position, he was still waiting.

I think it's for rabbits. There is a warren of them nearby and they like to come to our yard where the play area used to be and eat grass and clover and such. Sometimes they come right up to the house. Possibly, Firestar is waiting for them to get close to the door so he can play the big "boo" on them. As long as he doesn't smash his face in the process.

Since I was down there with the camera I took a couple of shots. Son had taken some a couple of days ago, too. Here they are.

I appreciate you all doing this for me, but really, Bevie, when are you going to make your bed?

Now don't go ruining anything. I've got a plan.

Ah, shucks, Bevie! I knew you'd ruin it. Bunny's gone now.

Well, since you're here, why not get on the treadmill and walk? C'mon, it's easy. I'll show you. Lose that weight.

See? It's easy. Now, if I can just figure out how to turn the dang thing on.


fairyhedgehog said...

I'm sure it's cheating to get Firestar to do your walking for you.

Bevie said...

I don't think he'd like it much if I turned it on anyway.

Wolverine said...

On the treadmill we have I got on it and started to walk without turning it on. My cat got on it and we were walking for a while. Then he got bored and thought it would be more fun to watch Mom pack.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Too cute. I used to live across from an apartment that the balcony was an aviary. My cats loved lying in the windows and staring at the birds. And cats sure do love clean clothes!

Have you seen the video on the LOL Cats site where the cats are using a hamster wheel? (Well, it's larger than a real hamster wheel.) It's very funny to see them constantly knocking each other off of it by jumping on and running.

Bevie said...

Sounds funny. I'll have to search it out.

Cats love to watch others work.

Lisa said...

There IS a video on you tube with some treadmill running cats - perhaps this is the beginning for Firestar.

Bevie said...

Maybe. But I'm worried about safety issues. After all, he's not connected to any automatic shut off switch like I am.

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