[When Athena] sees the birds or the squirrels on the deck, her previous experience On The Importance Of Not Running Into Glass Doors fades from her memory, and she dives for them, only to crack her small, empty skull on the door and staggers back, looking dazed and slightly embarrassed. Athena is a good, sweet, highly affectionate little cat, but she is also dumber than a lobotomized rock. I have personally witnessed her getting lost in an open paper bag. Not only is she the dimmest bulb on the Christmas tree, she's one of those ones that flash intermittently when all the other lights are doing a chaser pattern.
-- ursulav here...read the whole post, an actual mouse is involved...
EDIT: I desperately need to add this comment from telophase:
When I was a kid, we had two cats: Dakota and Vermont. Vermont was the natural hunter while Dakota liked to get petted. After Vermont made her first kill and brought the dead bird to thes creen door, asking Mom to pan-fry it, we praised her, called her a mighty hunter, and disposed of the bird. Dakota was jealous of this attention, it seems, so a few days later Mom heard her calling at the screen door. Mom went to let the cat in and there Dakota proudly stood, large piece of fried chicken in her mouth.
webgodd_s: Heh, I've had my share of cats who were as smart as a box of rocks, with the smart ones taken out.