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(Discovery) Video For Caturday, I submit Adam Savage trying to herd cats   (discovery.com) divider line 32
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2014-02-15 02:07:04 PM  
 
2014-02-15 02:22:58 PM  
Heh... any cat owner could have told him how that was going to work

/or not

Bathia_Mapes: This is how you herd cats


I do love that commercial

/and I hate commercials
 
2014-02-15 02:32:06 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: This is how you herd cats


You know you are a cat person when you think, "I'd do that job!"
 
2014-02-15 02:41:22 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Heh... any cat owner could have told him how that was going to work

/or not

Bathia_Mapes: This is how you herd cats

I do love that commercial

/and I hate commercials


Same here
 
2014-02-15 02:49:18 PM  
Oh, for Pete's sake.  Hearding. Cats is freaking trivial with a little incentive:

brokeassstuart.com
 
2014-02-15 02:53:03 PM  
Get a vacuum cleaner.
 
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2014-02-15 03:15:29 PM  
I laughed.  I laughed pretty hard.
 
2014-02-15 03:19:28 PM  
Could never herd cats the same way we herd other animals, could we?

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2014-02-15 03:41:46 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Could never herd cats the same way we herd other animals, could we?

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I hope the actual show puts a dozen cats with a herding dog as a control experiment.  Would dogs instinctively herd cats?  I know they like to herd little kids despite being selected to herd sheep, but...
 
2014-02-15 03:48:31 PM  

pivazena: InterruptingQuirk: Could never herd cats the same way we herd other animals, could we?

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I hope the actual show puts a dozen cats with a herding dog as a control experiment.  Would dogs instinctively herd cats?  I know they like to herd little kids despite being selected to herd sheep, but...


If the dog approached a cat the same way it would a sheep he'd get a nose full of cat-claw and probably think twice about doing that again.  If you need a cat to go somewhere wait until it gets hungry and shake a box of dry cat food.  They'll follow you just about anywhere then, when they focus on something they want its total tunnel vision.
 
2014-02-15 04:00:11 PM  

burning_bridge: pivazena: InterruptingQuirk: Could never herd cats the same way we herd other animals, could we?

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I hope the actual show puts a dozen cats with a herding dog as a control experiment.  Would dogs instinctively herd cats?  I know they like to herd little kids despite being selected to herd sheep, but...

If the dog approached a cat the same way it would a sheep he'd get a nose full of cat-claw and probably think twice about doing that again.  If you need a cat to go somewhere wait until it gets hungry and shake a box of dry cat food.  They'll follow you just about anywhere then, when they focus on something they want its total tunnel vision.


What I came to say. You'd be more likely to wind up with a dog with a bloodied nose and its tail between its legs.
 
2014-02-15 04:08:27 PM  

pivazena: InterruptingQuirk: Could never herd cats the same way we herd other animals, could we?

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I hope the actual show puts a dozen cats with a herding dog as a control experiment.  Would dogs instinctively herd cats?  I know they like to herd little kids despite being selected to herd sheep, but...


Yes, yes they will try to herd cats.  My sister's Shelties were never successful at it, but they did try.
 
2014-02-15 04:18:31 PM  
I read that as Dan Savage and imagined him trying to deal with a pack of angry lesbians. Seriously disappointed.
 
2014-02-15 04:21:32 PM  
Did he shoot a cannon ball at them?
 
2014-02-15 04:21:40 PM  
It's easy to herd cats with the proper equipment....

www.conrad.com

Mine will follow the red dot almost anywhere!
 
2014-02-15 04:22:33 PM  
Fun fact:  Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character in Along Came Polly was based on Adam Savage.
 
2014-02-15 04:44:09 PM  
fc04.deviantart.net: CAN YOU HERD ME NOW?
 
2014-02-15 04:50:10 PM  
I don't blame Discovery Channel for wanting to run an ad before the video, but wtf making it twice as loud as the video and not letting me turn the volume down?
 
2014-02-15 04:51:44 PM  

buckler: burning_bridge: pivazena: InterruptingQuirk: Could never herd cats the same way we herd other animals, could we?

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I hope the actual show puts a dozen cats with a herding dog as a control experiment.  Would dogs instinctively herd cats?  I know they like to herd little kids despite being selected to herd sheep, but...

If the dog approached a cat the same way it would a sheep he'd get a nose full of cat-claw and probably think twice about doing that again.  If you need a cat to go somewhere wait until it gets hungry and shake a box of dry cat food.  They'll follow you just about anywhere then, when they focus on something they want its total tunnel vision.

What I came to say. You'd be more likely to wind up with a dog with a bloodied nose and its tail between its legs.


You don't know many border collies do you?

More like a tail hanging out it's mouth.
 
2014-02-15 05:02:59 PM  
MythBusters is still going? I would have thought those guys would have murdered each other year ago. The last time I tried to watch an episode it was torture because they kept biatching at each other.
 
2014-02-15 05:49:49 PM  

HotWingAgenda: MythBusters is still going? I would have thought those guys would have murdered each other year ago. The last time I tried to watch an episode it was torture because they kept biatching at each other.


Every producer is still trying to recreate the magic of Jersey Shore.
 
2014-02-15 06:09:07 PM  
They just chose the wrong corral.   I would have gone with bowls.
 
2014-02-15 06:25:06 PM  

LewDux: [fc04.deviantart.net image 371x555]: CAN YOU HERD ME NOW?


Why does he only have 3 fingers?
 
2014-02-15 07:35:03 PM  

Riche: Oh, for Pete's sake.  Hearding. Cats is freaking trivial with a little incentive:

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A can opener plus the sound of first puncturing a can of pretty much anything will do the job. Creamed corn, refried beans, doesn't matter.
 
2014-02-15 07:48:08 PM  

HotWingAgenda: MythBusters is still going? I would have thought those guys would have murdered each other year ago. The last time I tried to watch an episode it was torture because they kept biatching at each other.


What's funny is, they have both stated, at one point or another, EVEN ON EPISODES, that they're not very compatible.  What's amazing is, they still pull it off.
 
2014-02-15 10:31:21 PM  

Hoopy Frood: Riche: Oh, for Pete's sake.  Hearding. Cats is freaking trivial with a little incentive:

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A can opener plus the sound of first puncturing a can of pretty much anything will do the job. Creamed corn, refried beans, doesn't matter.


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2014-02-15 11:07:38 PM  
Make this an Olympic sport.
 
2014-02-16 04:14:34 AM  

pivazena: InterruptingQuirk: Could never herd cats the same way we herd other animals, could we?

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I hope the actual show puts a dozen cats with a herding dog as a control experiment.  Would dogs instinctively herd cats?  I know they like to herd little kids despite being selected to herd sheep, but...



I've watched a pair of Australian Blue Heelers herd a party of toddlers.  Not as sharp or fast as cats, but still a funny sight.
 
2014-02-16 03:04:22 PM  
 
2014-02-16 03:13:37 PM  

Solstafir: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0GJaGpAn5c


What gauge is good for that?
 
2014-02-16 08:44:46 PM  
We have fed our cats out of pull top cans for as long as we have had them, and yet they all come running at the sound of the can opener even though that is not how they are fed.

Shaking the dry food or using the laser pointer are both good ways to get them to move where you want, but what is fun is that we have taught ours to come when we whistle as that is how we call them to breakfast and dinner.
 
2014-02-16 09:20:43 PM  
The dog got scared of the little kitties.

they were onlyt trying "push" methods of herding, not pulling...ie tuna in the cage.
 
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