Sunday, September 03, 2006

Rodents Don't Like Paparazzi

If you've ever wondered why we rodents run in rapid, random, bursts wonder no more. Some have suggested we do it to avoid owls and cats, which are attracted to movement. They say that when we lay still, we become invisible to predators. That's nonsense.

The real reason we do it is to avoid the paparazzi. Do you have any idea how hard it is to photograph us when we do this? Everything comes out blurry. The human in our house keeps trying to photograph me and I'm usually able to foil his plans, but last night he managed to catch me as I peeked out from behind the filing cabinet.

Is the coast clear?

Argh! He took the picture just as I popped out to look!

The end result is always something like this.

Maybe Feline Empress and Mother Superior of the Holy Order of Ocean Whitefish, Kukka-Maria can give me some advice on how to deal with these people.

1 comment:

Kukka-Maria said...

Ah, Jacob...where to begin?

First off, I admire the speed and agility you employ as you work to remain in the dark corners--out of the paparazzi view. Alas, had I not this huge and saggy belly, I would be doing the same thing.

While I encourage you to continue your chase, I would also advise you to embrace the tabloid attention and use it for your own good! For example, being caught on film leaving Angelina's love nest can only boost your popularity (at least among humans...most animals don't give a crap about Angelina).

If I had a nickel for all of the times I've been caught sneaking out of a super-sexy human celebrity's love nest, I'd probably have about $1.35. But the popularity I have gained is immeasurable.

Pose away, studly hamster...pose away!