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Thursday, July 21

On deactivating cats.

Someone added this video to facebook

It's quite well known that the scruff of the neck on a cat is where the mother carries her young. It's not got many nerve endings, and evolution has said that if a cat is picked up by there, they should become passive and unresponsive. As you can see on the video, it works. But, and here's the thing, does it work with all cats? Marianne (of Green eggs and ham blog) had a bulldog clip to try it to find out.

Apparently this is Reggie. Not sure that posture's too normal.

And this is Basil, which looks like a more normal position. Thanks to Marianne for the pics by the way. Watch this space however, for Shallot's reaction (or at least pics of the scratches from trying).