At the Institute the directors have noticed there is a pecking order. The subjects sometimes have trouble with their interpersonal relationships. Velvet is at the top of the pecking order and often instigates fusses with all the subjects of the Institute, even with her play buddy Socks. Zippy is next in the pecking order in that she often chases Rebecca and Citikitty, but she never gets into a real cat fight any subjects.
Poor Citikitty, the youngest at the Institute and the lowest on the pecking order, has mapped out hidey holes where she can get away from bully Velvet and irritant Zippy.
The Director of Output at the Institute held the hypothesis that some kitties have tongues so long they tend to peek out now and then. To test the hypothesis, the directors recorded for a week which of the six study subjects at the Institute might have an excessively long tongue.
Result: Three out of six study subjects displayed a tongue that slipped out which indicated that the tongue was too long for the mouth to contain at all times. This is scientific proof that 50% of all kitty cats have tongues too long for their mouths. The hypothesis is now a theory and is documented in the following photos.
Ah, the Director of Input and the Director of Output went to France in September and left the six study subjects and Big Fishy with their wonderful cat whisperer Chris who sent us photos from time to time during our absence. But upon returning, the directors and their study subjects went back to work.
Socks is one of the five study subject at the Institute For Kitty Cat Research. He is the first to come running when a can of salmon is opened, so we assume he has a good sniffer. We wondered how good his sniffer really was, so we set up this experiment.
Socks was taking his mid-afternoon nap. We set a ruler in front of his nose without waking him. We put a nugget of his favorite treat at the 12-inch mark and gradually nudged it up until he woke up with a twitch of his nose. Six inches compared to four inches conducted with two of his siblings.
Results: Socks has a better sense of smell compared to some other cats. We are wiser kitty cat servants with this knowledge.
Isn’t Socks a magnificent kitty cat?! Just look at the intelligence in his visage.