@heartny if we can get tactical cinnamon rolls like the huge sized ones as you walk out of the ikea warehouse I’d buy one but at that size are they tactical? Same goes for the hotdog. Are they tactical or tactile?
Back in the day (the day being the 1950s and early 1960s), “Hi-Fi” was something that started out with a real meaning and evolved into an oft-abused buzzword. Cartoonist Charles Shulz took dead aim at this in some of his “Peanuts” strips. In one, Lucy is showing off her new “Hi-Fi hula hoop” to Charlie Brown. In the last panel, Charlie Brown is musing to himself, “Hi-Fi hula hoop?” A nearly identical strip features Violet and her new Hi-Fi jump rope.
So fast forward to 2019, and why not tactical hula hoops and jump ropes?
Idk what form tactical cat toys would take. But Tuesday the kitten was running along the half wall upstairs and about fell off. 15 feet down. Dug her claws in and dragged herself up.
Yesterday she was up there and I was walking past her and through my arms out to spook/play with her. She looked right at me. Paused for a second or two. Intentionally turned around. And dove off the wall. She’s ok. I’m a little impressed.
But some sort of Batman utility belt or grappling hook might be good.
@unksol You might need tactical safety nets just below that. Or a tactical trampoline below. When my daughter was younger at her friend’s house they used to jump off the roof of the playhouse onto the trampoline that family had in the back yard. Fortunately it was not possible for those without suction cups on their hands and feet to climb the tree to jump from a branch (although they did discuss ladder access).
@ThunderChicken where was that in there? Article says “cats falling between five and nine stories are the ones most likely to be injured. Fall from a higher story, though, and your odds of survival are better.”
15feet <> 5 stories. What gets me is she paused and thought about it. And she won’t even jump over to the cat tree where her buddy sleeps 20 feet up and she sits on the wall a foot away from it half the night. She does not like being over open air. I’d be interested in her thought process in those couple seconds.
@unksol On the Survivability Factor graph, 5 meters (approx. 15 feet) has about a 40% survival rate. (If you hover your pointer over the graph, you can drag x and y axis lines that make it easier to interpret.) I assume a cat that jumps rather than falls accidentally has some advantage, but my concern is that these amazingly sure-footed creatures still screw up sometimes.