For those of us who love good movies, and the only way to watch a good movie, is to have good sound, a 5.1 Dolby digital DVD and Tuner with full speaker compliment (sub woofer included) is a necessity. Now, this is not a story to brag about my home theater. It isn’t the best in the world, but it gets the job done quite nicely. I just purchased the sub woofer and spent half the day tuning it so it sounded perfect (to me.) I went out, got a couple DVD movies. Both were action; I wanted to test out the new sub woofer.
I sit bolt upright, but not before a crazed cat took a flying leap from within his bunker, knocking the top pillow over the back of the couch. Now, we all know cats can jump inhuman distances. I have seen mine jump from the floor to the top of the fridge. Shadow, poor thing, flew through the air in a striking superman pose. His fur was standing on end. The tail was a good 5 inches in diameter (compared to the normal 1 inch) and he looked to be 3 times bigger. He cleared over 8 feet in the air, starting from a dead sleep. He jumped over me, the coffee table (corner to far corner,) and another few feet before hitting the ground and tearing around the house.
After recovering from shock, I was able to laugh, both at myself and the now huge cat. I looked back into Shadow’s bunker to see if he had “blown his coat,” and luckily no. Not only would it have been a mess, but that would have had to have been one hell of a scare. Since then, Shadow has gotten used to the new edition to the house. He sits on it now all the time, I guess he likes the thumps. Maybe it’s therapeutic for him, in a cat way.