I have to admit that our cat is pretty smart. Last evening on our walk around the pond, Lucifer fell way behind Skye and I. In the past when this has happened, the cat has intelligently figured out that it would be smarter for her to turn around and just retrace her steps and meet us as we rounded the pond.
Last night she had another idea, instead of turning around, she just short-cut her way by walking across the ice on the pond to meet us on the other side.
We generally don’t encourage our animals to go out on the ice, but there was really no danger involved, because the ice on the pond is probably a foot (30cm) thick. I figured that that could safely support the cat.
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