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Not so much a thought experiment as a single neuron misfire.
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Let's start with a few reference points.
(1) "Dodgems" are electrically operated cars which derive
their power from an overhead metal grid, via a vertical
pole at the rear of the vehicle.
(2) "Cats" are small semi-domesticated mammals which
possess tails which are somewhat conductive and
normally held vertically.
(3) A mild, extremely non-lethal electric shock will
certainly prompt a cat to move.
(4) Many domestic cats are left unattended during the
and are, presumably, bored.
Taking points (1) through (4) together, it would seem a
simple matter to create a low-ceilinged cat/dodgem
system providing valuable recreation and exercise for
or more domestic cats.
||Sorry, this makes no sense at all. But the problem may be
that I am dead sober at the moment. Will rectify situation
and get back to you.
||Having gone right off cats some time ago, this gets my bun.
||Ha, love the visual, hate the idea. +
||Pokemeow... ya gotta catgem all.
||Oh, we LIKE this idea ... not quite as proposed, but differing only in
detail, like the voltages and currents employed ...
||For a cat left unattended indoors, the dwelling could be transformed into an obstacle course, making is less boring, perhaps. (Journeys to food could be made into adventures).
||For a cat with access to any kind of outdoors, there is never any boredom. In blizzards I suppose they don't come home if permitted to follow their natural impulse to go and kill off wildlife, so a catgem might fill those confined hours.
||For a cat with access to your bird bath, a somewhat more powerful catgem around that might work nicely - especially if he's the one from next door who only visits to yowl at "your" cat at 3 am.