The clock on your cat’s collar is telling you the time, but if you’re in a hurry and want to know how many minutes it’s been since you last saw him, you need a clock face to read that.
“The clock face on the collar will tell you when you are the last time you saw your cat,” said Kelly Ragan, a pet photographer in Halifax.
“You can get the same idea from a cat’s fur.”
Ragan says cats love to play and are great at keeping track of time.
“If you take their time, they will follow your schedule.”
She’s got some cats in her care who are great clock watchdogs.
They can be spotted and observed by their owner by wearing their cat’s leash around their necks, and they can even use a smartphone app to record their movements.
“We have a lot of cats who are very good timekeepers,” said Ragan.
“The only thing that can really get in their way is their time zone.”
She recommends that people try to find the correct time by wearing a special collar, which is worn on the neck, ears and shoulders.
You can also wear a clock with a time zone symbol on it, such as a day marker, if you need to track the time on a specific day.
And there’s one last tip that Ragan encourages: always use a camera with a long exposure.
“When your cat isn’t wearing the collar, they’re looking straight ahead, so that’s when the time is important,” said the photographer.
Ragan said she’s always had cats that didn’t seem to have the collar at the time they were spotted.
“They were very attentive to it,” she said.
“And if it’s not there, they look really excited.”
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