Caturday felid trifecta: Cats vs narrowing tubes; cats hold a blender hostage; surfing cat; and lagniappe

A video of cats in tubes is the beginning of today's trio. The videomaker has a video.

My cats will be able to play with different sizes of tubes. How many could pass the final tube?
The person is called "claireluvcat."

The limit for mesomorphic housecats is 16 cm. A person makes it through. A cat in a tube prefers to go backwards.

A number of readers sent me the story from The Washington Post. Do not stop sending me news items if you think others have already sent them. This is often not the case.

This is the first time that cats have held a kitchen appliance hostage.

On Black Friday, the Gerson-Neeves bought a blender. The couple was looking forward to the winter and they had a professional-grade smoothie maker.

It arrived at their home in British Columbia on December 16. Jessica put the box on the floor in the kitchen. Max, the tuxedo cat, jumped up on the box. Jessica took a photo of it.

George: Destroyer of Worlds and Lando Calrissian, Max's 13-year-old feline siblings, demanded their turn.

It was more than three weeks ago. The cats have refused to leave the box, fighting over who gets to perch on it and taking turns standing guard while the others eat or are busy elsewhere. The blender is inside.

Here is Max on Arrival Day.

The middle-aged lesbians, who refer to themselves as "the middle-aged lesbians", documented the standoff, taking photos and posting daily updates on Facebook. The explanation of the hostage situation being that the cat was on it has drawn thousands of comments.

The situation has come full circle as the sentient soccer ball took advantage of a moment of distraction by the sentient potato and reclaimed the Vitamix, immediately adopting a posture suggesting that he came to eat treats and bitchslap any One of the middle-aged lesbians locked herself in the bathroom and the other was heard praying for Freddie Mercury, the patron saint of all queer cat lovers.
The couple are used to seeing their cats jump on boxes and sit on piles of things. After a day or two, the animals lose interest. Not this time.
All of the treats, decoy boxes and toys have been used for nothing. The box was moved to a less central area of the kitchen in hopes of ending the stalemate. The cat was on the box at all times. Jessica was up in the middle of the night trying to get the box. It is occupied.
Jessica said there was something about the box that held their attention. At this point, it has turned into something bigger than us.

It's mine to be bold here.

People frequently ask why the couple doesn't just take the cats off the box. These are people with dogs. This is not how cats work.
"We are far enough into it, I can't move them now," said Nikii, a utility billing clerk. They are committed and we are committed.

They hoped that the cats wouldn't interest them while they were away. The Gerson-Neeveses put their bags on the floor when they came home. The Vitamix was not abandoned. At one point, they tried to get Max to jump onto a second box, but Lando jumped on him. Max reclaimed the spotlight after he was not happy. The couple started eating ice cream after giving up on smoothies.

On January 2, a couple reached out to Vitamix on a public Facebook post, asking for three empty boxes that would fool the cats into giving up the appliance. The company immediately obliged, but between snowstorms and customs, the empty boxes have yet to arrive, and the couple aren't sure how the boxes will fit in their small apartment, much less if they will satisfy the cats.

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The kittens are climbing for their supper.

Scott, Linda.