Furry Friday: How pets explore - indoors
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When your pet is out of doors, its senses work overtime. Eyes widen, noses twitch, ears prick. There's a rush of signals and stimuli to spark the pet's instinct to examine and explore.
But a pet's exploration drive can also be strong indoors. To a pet, a home is full of baffling things to examine, play with, and test with tooth and claw. There are dozens of forbidden places to assess and occupy, hundreds of human-made objects to investigate.
Here's a collection of readers' pets whose exploration instinct remains strong even when indoors - scroll down to enjoy.
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More laptop explorers: Lexy looks for the ginger port; Dinky noodles on Google.
Eric (he's the silhouette in the middle) doesn't miss an episode of The Dog Rescuers. It's almost like being there.
Finn's house is on a big forest block in Victoria, Australia. He's a former cattle dog now getting used to the quieter life. But there's excitement whenever a kangaroo hops into view.
Meet Moon Landing - yes, that's his name. He loves the view from the step-ladder so much, his human has retrofitted it for his comfort.
The call of the wild, but the comfort of the window sill: Calypso (left) and Syveta.
More sill dwellers: Honey Bunny; Alfie; and the curtain-twitching Harrison.
Ninja wasn't allowed to tag along on the dog walk. But he watches, and waits, and makes his displeasure known.
On the wrong side of their respective windows are Petunia and Philly.
George and Bilko struggle with cabin fever.
Syveta took a clandestine drink from the rabbit's water bowl. It's not breaking and entering if the door was open, right?
Just looking, thanks: Spike (left) and Molly.
Petal (left) considers whether she can safely leap to a high window sill (I think not); Captain Sig explores high and low on Day 1 in a new house.
A cat climber becomes a rabbit climber when Valentine goes exploring. There's a closeup in case you don't believe it.
Winnie shows shelf-confidence.
Cupboard explorers: Crystal among the linens and Bruno in the pantry.
Kitty (left) knows where the kibble is. Rose discovers the land of pans.
In this desert of furnishings, surely there's an oasis? Mouse finds it.
Finally, here's Bopor, who felt the need to investigate a Scrabble game but cut up rough when told that the letters have to go left to right.