Here's an item from today's Sydney Morning Herald Spike column. An antidote to some less salubrious cat-related news. Note that, although I don't have a cat at the moment, I have had them round as company on-and-off during my life.
"Curl up and watch TV
And we thought reality TV couldn't get more bizarre. Yesterday saw the launch of Australia's first reality TV-inspired DVD for cats. Yes, cats.
A Walk on the Wild Side boldly claims to "bring the excitement of the outside world into your home for the enjoyment of your cat", for $24.95. The DVD shows birds, mice, crickets and fish cavorting in their natural habitats - perfect for when Fluffy can't be bothered going outside.
Unconvinced that any self-respecting cat would be interested in reality TV, we tested the DVD on the Spike cat, Christopher. He pawed the screen, miaowed a bit and looked generally very confused, which sounds like a perfectly normal reaction to the genre."
I have never watched reality TV bar once, involuntarily and not in my own home. Once was enough, as they say in the classics. Your cat is never wrong.