Dude Uses Google Earth To Map His Cats' Movements

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The above is a map Peter Trachtenberg created of his cats' movements around his home, using a Google Earth projection and a template of kitty paw-prints. The result kind of looks like a treasure map, if the treasure were a piece of lint, or the shadow of a cockroach, or an imaginary jaguar, or whatever else cats are ineffectually chasing all the damn time.

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Illustration for article titled Dude Uses Google Earth To Map His Cats' Movements

Here's a key. (Click to enlarge.)

Images originally appeared at Ecotone.

DISCUSSION

I hope I don't get killed for this but... why is this guy letting his cat go outside? Outdoor kitties are in danger of getting run over, getting into fights with other kitties and carrying zoonotic diseases back home. They are also at a higher risk of contracting FIV/FeLeuk from other outside cats. Also, outdoor cats are not good for wild bird populations. Every time I see a house cat run over by the side of the road, I cry. And God forbid I ever hit someone's pet by accident, I don't think I'd ever drive again. /Debbie Downer.