|Megaroy with a viking helmet, showing his GRR face.|
Basically, I know cats, I've served with cats, and cats have been my friends, and you sir, are no cat. (Was that scoring off Lloyd Bentsen or Dan Quayle? Who cares?) (I once saw Dan Quayle at Fort Bliss, Texas during the first Gulf War. He was running with a battalion of tankers, which would have been okee-dokee, except the tankers had all been forced to wear "Scudbusters" t-shirts. I'll explain. Scud busting was done by Air Defense Artillery and was infamous at the time. HIM was a Scudbuster. But these poor bastards had to run with the idiot vice-president, although he didn't accidentally shoot anyone with a shotgun, wearing a t-shirt that didn't even promote their core job skill. Embarrassing! Hey, idiot vice-president, moron cat, they should get together. I wonder if Dan Quayle would like the moron cat as his close personal pet buddy?)
I Binged how to give a cat an IQ test and found this site: How Smart is Your Cat? The clever part about this site is that the human gets to fill in the answers. No cat interface at all. And human pet owners are SOOOOO objective. Oh, what the hey, I'll do it. Be right back. And Megaroy scored a resounding 34. Sounds good right until you read the key. For 40 and below it says: We do hope you're keeping this cat somewhere safe because he really isn't smart enough to be fending for himself. Hope he's good-looking or purrs a lot because he isn't the smartest tuna in the sea. (Poor Megaroy. If we let him outside he's probably coyote bait.)
BURN! But then I thought well, maybe I wasn't being objective and picked answers that would predetermine the outcome. I will look at another cat IQ test. They have several on the Internet that involves the owner of the cat answering questions and tallying a score like the one above. Megaroy the Moron does not perform well in those type of tests.
|"I'm supposed to do what with what? You suck."|
The first time Megaroy sniffs the hoop. He looks at me. I define his expression as "Yes, it is a hoop but what is my treat doing in there, weird human with the warm feet?" Attempt no. 2: He walked through the hoop and got the treat and then lay on the floor and looked at us. "Why are you not raining treats upon my furry head, human slave?" was his expression. Attempt no. 3: He went under the hoop and that wasn't exactly easy for him to do because the hoop was about six inches off the floor and he's a 12 inch tall cat. Attempt no. 4: Megaroy walked off and got into the cardboard box because it was much more interesting. ( I couldn't get him to come back which means something but I don't know what.)
Here's the scores on the test. Oddly it does not include Megaroy's score.
|60 or more commands = Sorry, your cat is below average|
|50 - 59 commands = Your cat is slightly below average|
|40 - 49 commands = Just your average cat|
|30 - 39 commands = Your cat is above average|
|29 or fewer commands = PURRFECTLY WONDERFUL!|
YOUR CAT IS EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT!
There was one more test. The towel test. Put a towel over your cat. The faster he gets out from under the towel, the smarter the cat. (When I told my MIL about this test years ago, she asked, "Does the cat have to be awake?" I said, "Yes, the cat needs to be awake." Part of the whole intelligence thing and all. Well, I said other things, too, mostly about my MIL, but I won't repeat them because it's mother's day.) (Whoops. I broke the Thou-Shall-Not-Blog-About-the-MIL commandment. I'm a bad, bad girl.)
I placed the towel over the cat's head. The cat said, "Mmmrr?" The cat sat there for a minute. He moved around a little. He said, "Mmmrrr?" again. He laid down. Then he got up. About a minute later, he finally found his way out. Ideally, the cat should get out from under the towel in under five seconds. It took Megaroy about two minutes.
I can now officially and without guilt call Megaroy a moron.
|Cressy wanted to be in on all the kitty action,|
but she wouldn't let me do the kitty IQ test