We’ve all heard the expression, right? But who would attempt such a foolhardy enterprise? Cats are proud, unique, individual, single-minded beings not to be messed with by the likes of us mere mortals. Yep, cats are a bit like toddlers in that respect.
You know how it is, you’ve finally got all the members of your family together in one place and its the perfect opportunity to capture a single moment for posterity. You gather the clans in the same general vicinity, make your intentions known…and then the fun begins. Here is a classic example of the scene you can expect to follow:
Note the hilarious cartoon like dash my brother in law attempted to escape the picture mere seconds after trying to plant a small (extremely unhappy) gruffalo in the centre of the frame. The fact that everyone appears to be mushrooming out in different directions, and the look of resignation on my nine year old nephew’s face (he had been saying “this is never going to work” on repeat for the previous ten minutes).
I have to admit this does make me chuckle. Now if I could just invent a toddler version of catnip (which could be dangled appealingly over the camera lens) I could make a fortune!