Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The FetchBot 2000

This robot tennis ball slingshot is a neat way to keep your energetic dog busy. It is also really well engineered. Notice how the thing doesn't go off if the dog removes the ball.

But it wouldn't work for our cat. Why? Because cats don't fetch. They might bring their fresh kill to you, but they don't fetch it reliably. Milo likes to kill things like birds, mice, or bugs. Balls aren't on that list and don't hold his interest very long. Milo also wouldn't go near the thing because it makes too much noise.

Thankfully cats don't seem to have the boundless energy that dogs do. Milo will play for at most 15 minutes. Then he sleeps for the rest of the day until his next feeding.

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