Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cat Science



It is a scientific fact that a cat will always be on the wrong side of the door.

There is a story that the brilliant scientist Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat door, because his cat was for ever pushing open the door of his attic laboratory at just the right time to spoil his light experiments.

If the door was locked the cat would howl and scratch to be let in and Newton being a cat lover, cut a strip off the bottom of the door and attached some dark fabric so that the cat could sneak in under it without contaminating the experiment.

3 comments:

Belle said...

Isaac Newton was a sweetie. I hope he treated his wife as good.

The Paradoxical Cat said...

Apparently he never married, being too devoted to his work (and his cat).

Isabel Doyle said...

Not only are doors anathema to cats, any opening must be considered with suspicion - you can't go charging through without due thought ...

(typed with a cat falling off my lap)