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Old 03-24-2016, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by TheSundial View Post
If you use a laser pointer to play with a cat they probably think it's an insect or an animal and have no idea it's a laser or what a laser is.

When the cat is on the roof and looks down the ground is far away. Do they understand the dynamics of that though? or just that the ground is far away? I think all the cat understands is that it needs to be on a surface to go up and down and not that a higher height means more pain.
Well, they must have some understanding of it or they'd jump out of trees and off houses with the same casual indifference that they jump off off sofas and tables. They do not do so, however, or else they'd all be dead. So I'd have to presume that, like most terrestrial mammals, they understand long drops can hurt.