It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing
Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.
EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LOOK AT THIS CAT.
this is pretty remarkable
I’m hoh (deaf in one ear only) but I’m fairly sure my cats have no idea. I wanted to say though that cats tap you with one paw to get your attention very very frequently. It is extremely common. The signing part is definitely amazing (even people who care for cats sometimes do not realize they can be trained)! But the initial arm tap is super common. Every single cat I have ever had or cared for have all done it and I never taught them. :)
Irish Elsa and Anna dubbed by Natália Danzmann. Lyrics: Elsa? 'Rachaimid amach sa sneachta? Ar mhaith leat imirt liom? Ní fheicim thú ar chor ar bith Amach anseo Ar nós nach bhfuil tú ann! Níl an cairdeas céanna Mar a bhí againn Níl ‘fhios agam an fáth! 'Rachaimid amach sa sneachta? Ní gá dúinn fear sneachta ‘dhéanamh. [Imigh leat, a Anna!] Ceart go leor…
Rachaimid amach sa sneachta? Rothaíocht timpeall an áit! Níl éinne agam chun imirt ann, Is bím ag labhairt leis an ealaín ar an mballa. (Dia dhuit, a Jeanne!) Is brón liom bheith i m’aonar Gach lá, gach uair Ag éisteacht leis an chlog…
Elsa? Tá tú ann… Nach bhfuil? N’fheadar ag éinne an bhfuil tú ann… Deirtear “misneach!”, ach táim á lorg… Bhuel… Tá mise ar do thaobh. An cead agam? Níl againn ach a chéile, An bheirt againn. Céard a tharlóidh anois? 'Rachaimid amach… Sa sneachta?
If you learned Irish in school but would like to refresh it and learn to pronounce it better. This memrise is good and free. Most of the irish is familar from school, but it is improving my irish spelling (which is very bad) and pronouncation.
To be fluent or proficient in a language, you must conquer the ego that tells you that you can or should know everything there is to know about any language in zero time with zero effort.
But the most freeing thing about learning a language is understanding that all your mistakes and things that you don’t know all at once are incredibly natural, expected, and in no way make you an idiot or a failure.
There are less than 820 Icelandic goats in the entire world - they are an endangered species. Almost half of them will be lost if this farm is not saved. I visited Háafell 2 years ago and every goat I draw is rooted in this place. Any little bit helps :)
Some pretty cool perks (that tote bag, adorable!) but more than that there is a good cause behind all this. How many videos of screaming goats have I lost my shit over? The Icelandic Goat is a very cool breed. Time to give a little back I think.