From An Ant’s Perspective (Day3)

We are participating in a crazy photoblogging series. Here are all the other people participating in this little meme: Ziva, MikeWJ, Mo, Meleah, John – aka nonamedufus, Bryan – aka Unfinished Person, Mariann, Malisa, Nora, LaughingMom, Tanya, Elizabeth A, Kristen , Cheryl, Katherine, Pam and 00Dozo.  Go check them out and let them know that we win. 🙂


Mike – Imagine you’re an ant and you see one of your little ant friends scaling a wall while a menacing cat eyeballs his progress.

Do you:
a) try warning your friend by shouting with your useless little ant voice.
b) turn around and run your little ant ass away before the cat sees you too.
c) take a picture on your ant sized cell phone to show to the colony.
d) none of the above

Ant hunter


Nicky – Can ants look up?


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  • Mike: Ants can’t talk.

    Nicky: Ants will never learn to talk after one of the four men you live with(?) is done with them.

  • Cadeaux

    My cat would have eaten the ant…and then rolled around in the scent they leave behind afterwards.  They always do for some reason.  🙂

    Loved the photos.  🙂

  • Mike – love the picture but have to wonder if you would trip Nicky if you were both being chased by a bear. Nicky – Cute picture – the ant must be a girl.

  • You have a gift. How you managed to talk a cat AND an ant to pose like that is incredible.

  • That cat looks so much like our cat Seamus and just the way he would have stared at the ant too before playing with it, then maybe, only maybe, eating it later.

  • Mike, how on earth did you get the little critters to pose for you? Very nice photo.

    Nicky, I love that you have murder in your heart. Are we still on for Greece this summer?

  • Mike:  Your close-ups are great!  Nice shot.

    Nicky:  I think if ants could look up, this is probably the last thing they would ever see.  Seems like many ants our there are dying today.


  • Mike, what an extraordinary shot!  How did you get the cat and the ant to pose like that?

    Nicky, were you lying on the ground to get an up trouser in that one?  Very nicely done!

  • Your 30 day cheerleader/groupie is here!!!

    AWESOME pics.  Mike, impressive!  Wow, what a close up.  Not to mention the fact that Dobson is just so photogenic.  (sorry Nicky but it’s true)

    Nicky, you are just so clever.  How did you do that?  Niiiiccceeee!

  • You’re doing yourselves proud in these shots!

    I can’t believe you would find an ant AND get your cat to get up so close for that shot!

    Looks like he just stood on the ant (you) in the second shot Nicky 🙂

  • Mike – HA! I used a cat today too!

    Nicky – LOVE IT!!!!!!

  • Excellent shots.  I wouldn’t want to be the ant in either picture.

  • I’m incredibly impressed with your cat’s restraint. Now it’s official, this blog has sole.

  • Cheryl, you are the best. Really. These pictures you are attaching are killing me and your enthusiasm is bolstering my quickly dwindling motivation. That and I keep picturing you shaking your pom poms at me 🙂

  • Um, ummmmm A!  No C!  Wait.  Is this a trick question?

  • It’s funny. He toyed with him but didn’t kill him. I ended up flicking the ant outside.

  • Thanks, Cheryl. I have to admit, Dobson does look great from every angle 🙂

  • It was pure luck, Babs. The cat was mesmerized, so that was the easy part. Getting the ant to crawl on the right surface….not so much.

  • It’s crazy, but I actually guided the ant a bit. Otherwise Dobson was going to flick him under the fridge. Also, I don’t want to admit how long I spent on the floor watching an ant.

  • He didn’t even kill it in the end. Just played with it until it was limping.

  • Thanks Mo. It took some patience, but mostly luck. I have a bunch of photos of just fur.

  • Yay for cats!

  • It wasn’t that hard. I’m sort of the Dr. Doolittle of Canada that way.

  • It’s funny, you’re the only one who answered my multiple choice questions 🙂

  • Really cause I worried about that a lot.

    —–Original message—–

  • Don’t be too impressed with Dobson. What you can’t see is that Mike stapled the cat’s tail and back paws to the floor. Someone should really call PETA on him.

    And thank you Cheryl, for making it official! 🙂

  • Thanks, Linda! We promise never to sic a cat on you or have my son stip on you. 🙂

  • Thank you, sweet thing!

  • I kept thinking of the of the old joke, what’s the last thing to go through a bug’s mind before it hits the windshield? It’s ass. In this case, though, it’s Jake’s foot 🙂

  • Mike and I have no illusions about our friendship, LM. Forget the bear, both of us would sacrifice the other for a block of cheese!

    The ant was most definitely a girl 🙂

  • I know, Dufus. It’s too bad too, because I could totally imagine them eventually taking over the world and enslaving humans for research… kind of a Planet of the Ants, you know?

  • Of course, Lemmikki. Bring the whip.

  • MalisaHargrove

    Mike, I LOVE this photo! How long did it take you to find an ant going up your trash can? Or was the ant a plant? Hmmm.

    Nicky, ants can look up. They just can’t run fast enough!

  • I have friends in low places & I’m telling them about Mike. Angry mobs of animal lovers will soon descend upon your humble abode and you & Mike will be banished from the kingdom.

  • 🙂

  • xoxo

  • Mikewj

    Mike, I’m puzzled. How did you get an actual ant in your picture? It’s winter there, right? Do you live near an ant farm?

    Nicky, you and I grok.

  • Mikewj

    I like Greece. Bring two whips.

  • Awww love that you found an actual ant and what an adorable kitty!

  • That’s the thing, we had record breaking heat back in March, and this one ant crawled out of his hole all, “Yeah! Summer!”. Minutes later he was, “Agh! Cat!”.

    But yeah, global warming. True story.

  • Isn’t he though? My cat loves compliments.

  • I will admit that I “coaxed” the ant over to the garbage can. Dobson didn’t need any prodding.

  • Already packed it.

  • I think you couldn’t care less about Greece, you just like the thought of two women with a whip. 😉

  • Cool. Except Mike and I don’t live together. We’re not a couple. Well, we are a couple, but not a romantic couple. More like a couple of whack jobs couple. But that’s okay. If they descend upon my abode by mistake, they’ll find plenty of other people to banish! 🙂

  • step on you. not stip. I don’t know what stipping is.

  • Yes, Mike. Yes, we do.

  • Mike, I imagine a whole film set and the director calling out, “Okay.  Cue the ant!”   How the hell did you ever get that shot?

    Nicky, I see an ant that’s not long for this world.  

  • Strangely enough, I read the About Us page (I never do that) and got the impression that you were a couple of whackjobs who shared the common blog but weren’t a couple-couple. ‘Course I completely forgot about that when I left the comment. Reading these at night is not good. I’m not sundowning or anything weird like that, just exhausted. Maybe I’ll start reading them all the following day. By the time they’re simultaneously posted, I’m already at work.

    I’ll be sure to let my crazy ‘we like animals better than HUmans weirdo friends to find Mike’s place.

    Cheryl @ Deckside Thoughts

  • Jayne,  I’d love to tell you that I’m an agent for an old family of stunt ants, but in the end I was just lucky 🙂


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