Walk Through The Web Wednesday 9/15

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello Furiends,
Things are going well in our neck of the woods. When we sit on the back of the sofa and look at the downstairs garden, we can tell fall is coming and that makes us happy. What makes us unhappy is the little frog that sits in our pond and croaks loudly. I never knew such a small creature can make such a big noise!

Oliver has a cautionary tale to share with you this week. We live in a world of cat lovers and cat people and often forget that there are non-cat people out there. The Female Human took a photo of Oliver snoopervising dinner prep. She thought the photo was funny and so she shared it in a cooking group she belongs to. She got schooled by the admin saying the photo would NOT be accepted because there are people who have particular feelings about cats on counters! Hmmmmmph! The Human decided she and Oliver need to stay in their lane and so she submitted the photo to the This cat is CHONKY group.

“Sheesh, who wouldn’t think this is funny?” – Oliver

The CHONKY cat people were PAWSOME and Oliver almost broke the internet. He got over 14,000 reactions and 1,300 comments. And BOY were some of those comments hilarious. One fantastic purrson even did a photoshop and we can’t stop laughing!

The moral to the story is to stay in your lane and be with the people who understand you. Oliver was very thankful and showed his apurreciation to the fantastic CHONKY cat folks.

That’s the news this week from our neck of the woods. I hope you enjoy the news features.

Feline generous: Japan cat lovers give $2 million to kidney research

Our Angel Jasmine had kidney disease

Once again the cat-loving Japanese people come through. When  the coronavirus pandemic hit the economy last year, scientists at the University of Tokyo lost their corporate funding for a study on preventing kidney disease in cats. But, when Japanese citizens heard about this they organized online and raised $2 million dollars for the study.

Some of the comments from those who donated were;

“I lost my beloved cat to kidney disease last December… I hope this research will progress and help many cats to live without this disease,” one woman wrote in a message alongside her $20 donation.

Another donor, who gave $90, said: “I recently got a kitten. I make a donation in the hope that it will be in time for this cat.”

Domesticated cats and their bigger cousins in the wild are highly prone to kidney problems because of a genetic inability to activate a key protein discovered by the Tokyo researchers.

The protein called AIM helps clean up dead cells and other waste in the body, preventing the kidneys from becoming clogged. Immunology professor Toru Miyazaki and his team are working on ways to produce the protein in a stable quantity and quality.

They are  hoping that this protocol they are looking to develop will lengthen the life of cats with one or two injections per year.

His team’s research on how AIM — short for apoptosis inhibitor of macrophage — functions in the body was published in 2016 in the journal Nature Medicine. They are also developing pet food containing a substance that could help activate the non-functional AIM in feline blood.

Paws crossed that these researchers come up with a solution to this terrible feline disease!

Do Cats Speak? Of Course. Do They Have Language? Not Exactly

You humans understand what cats want so it’s a given that communication has been established. Now if you’re talking about understanding what we felines have to say, that’s something else. Well, guess what, research into human-cat communication has won Swedish researchers the prestigious iG-Nobel prize for biology in 2021! (the sound of paws clapping)

Prof. Susanne Schotz and Joost van de Weijer of Lund University with Robert Eklund of Linköping University were awarded the Ig for biology on Thursday for analyzing variations in cats’ “purring, chirping, chattering, trilling, tweedling, murmuring, meowing, moaning, squeaking, hissing, yowling, howling, growling, and other modes of cat–human communication.”

And if this isn’t ground breaking enough, there is melody in feline-human interaction.  Schotz, a professor of phonetics, has studied meowsic and written a paper about it: “Melody in Human–Cat Communication (Meowsic): Origins, Past, Present and Future.”

Schotz even demonstrated some of the sounds she had studied at the awards ceremony.

In 2018 she recorded cats during feeding time delivering melodies with a tonal rise at the end. Cats recorded in the vet’s waiting room meowed with a fall towards the end of the melody. Crucially, humans who listened to the recordings could often tell whether the meows were emitted in a feeding situation or a vet situation.

How did Schotz wind up studying feline vocalizations? As a researcher of phonetics, she studies human speech. “One of my occupational hazards is that I tend to listen less to what people are saying than how they are saying it,” she explained. She noticed vast variation in the sounds her five cats emitted and the different intonations and decided to do some research.

She recorded the cats’ sounds, analyzed them using the same methods used for human speech and concluded that cats have a vast range of vocal cues – and they’re not just saying “feed me.”

Schotz says that felines and their humans develop a kid of “pidgin language”. She also discovered that in a home with multiple cats, the felines may develop a “group dialect”.

So is there a feline language? Not like human language but her research has already made it clear that every cat has its own personal voice, just as we do. We felines even sing! And our melody seems to carry an important part of the message.

“For instance, the more variation in the melody, the more excited or urgent the message seems to be,” she explains.

Not every vocalization is an intentional act of communication, of course. Getting rid of a fur ball has it’s own sound but it’s not really a form of communication.

So there you go, purrhaps you humans should listen a little more closely to what we felines have to say!

Portland’s Only Cat Cafe Reopens and Immediately Adopts Out All Its Cats

 I love happy endings and this is a very happy one. Despite it’s forced closure in March 2020, Purringtons cat cafe reopened and ten out of their 11 cats were adopted. This lovely little shop where you pay an entry fee to read a book in a room full of felines has legendary adoption rates.

When Purrington opened in October 2019 and until their forced closure in March 2020, they found furever homes for 123 cats.

Purrington works with a local shelter in Sherwood—Cat Adoption Team. The owner of Purringtons began as a volunteer with the shelter, then helped transfer cats from the shelter to the cat café.

Purrington’s offers a seasonal menu and a selection of beer and wine although they will keep the menu light for a while. COVID precautions have trickled into the reservation system. For now, visits last for a set 45 minutes with firm start and end times. Visitors share the lounge with a set number of others for the duration, instead of the revolving flow the lounge used to employ. The structured times leave 15 minutes between visits for sanitation of the room. The lounge is also rentable for private group visits of 10 or less.

We love the idea of social places where kitties can meet their furever humans!

For Masahisa Fukase, Cats Were Much More Than Cute

When I read this comment from the Japanese photographer, Masahisa Fukase, I decided he was my kind of human! “People often ask me why I take photographs of cats. What an idiotic question! I’m a professional photographer — and I am mad about cats … It makes total sense. No one else comes close to the wealth of my experience with cats; no one understands their feelings better; and no one has spent more hours playing around with them in a mountain lodge.” 

His relationship with cats began in 1977 when he adopted a kitten called Sasuke. Sadly, Sasuke ran away adopted another kitten and maned it Susuke. Later, a kitten named Momo joined the family.  And the cats became the subjects of hundreds of photos and three books.

Here’s what a critic has to say about Fukase’s photos, “They capture cats in experimental, unexpected ways. In some, the photographer snaps the animal at arm’s length, holding it over a rice field in the countryside or in front of an elephant enclosure at the zoo. In others, the picture is framed just behind the cat’s ears, as if we ourselves are the cat. These odd angles and curious compositions blur the boundaries between the “me who does the looking” and the “me who is being looked at,” as Fukase said in 1991.

“For Fukase, photographing [cats] was also a way of caressing them,” says Tomo Kosuga, the director of the Masahisa Fukase Archives, in a recent interview with the book’s publisher.

 Fukase once said, “I don’t trust humans, but I trust cats.” His cat series emerged after the artist’s second divorce, as he struggled with a number of personal issues. “The one presence that did not leave him, and stayed with him through thick and thin, gazing back at him unflinchingly, were his cats,”

This human had such a love of felines. Photographing cats was a way of embodying the love he felt so profoundly that it shifted his sense of self. “I spent so much time lying on my belly in an effort to get on the same level as a cat,” Fukase wrote in 1978, “that I became a cat … I saw myself reflected in the cats’ eyes. I wanted to photograph the love that I saw there. You might say it’s a collection of self-portraits more than shots of Sasuke and Momo.”

I say paws up for this extraordinary feline loving man!

Curtis Sliwa’s rescue cat steals the show in mayoral candidate’s first ad

I rarely get purrlitical but this was a great story. Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa’s first campaign ad starts on Monday — but it’s his rescue cat named Tuna that steals the show.

The 12-year-old feline — lounging on Sliwa’s lap in the 30-second spot — is one of 17 rescue cats he and wife Nancy care for in their 300-foot Upper West Side apartment.

I have no idea if this human is a good candidate but I’d say he’s pretty smart for bringing Tuna in on his campaign video!

Walk Through the Web Wednesday

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello there furiends!
Happy autumn and I hope you are all enjoying nice weather! For those near fires, those who have had floods and those who were in the path of Ida, we have been purraying for you all!

We are finally done with the unusually stifling heat and are having a beautiful fall. Now that it’s getting cooler, snuggling is happening again! My brother Oliver and I like to snuggle but sometimes he decides I need to to cleaned a little too vigorously!

LIly prefers to snuggle with The Human and likes to get into her purrsonal space at bedtime.

And we’re all returning to our favorite hang outs now that the heat is gone! It’s a source of amazement that Oliver can squeeze himself into this scratcher bed.

That’s it for now, wishing you all a great, happy week!

What really goes on at cat yoga?

Okay, admit it. If you haven’t purrticipated in cat yoga, haven’t you wondered what does on? Well, finally there’s a report that unveils the mystery with this article from Kitty Queen Cat Rescue.

The felines  weave between the legs of a person in a tree pose, sniff the hair of someone in the downward-facing dog position and try to get under the yoga mats of the participants.  In other words, everyone is having fun.  You can find a feline/human yoga session documented in the photos from the article.

This rescue, doesn’t just offer yoga classes but does craft nights and meet and greets for the adoptable felines in their care in the cat lounge, the kitten room or the zen room for the more nervous felines.  We say paws up to Kitty Queen Cat Rescue for all they are doing!

‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’ Review: Benedict Cumberbatch Is the Cat’s Whiskers

I talked about Louis Wain in last week’s feature. He was the man who painted cats…hundreds and some say even thousands of cats. His art was so loved because he featured us in bars, holding golf clubs, swinging ping pong paddles, driving and smoking cigars. In other words, doing all the things you humans do.

A film about his life. “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain” will premiere at the Telluride Film Festival and I sure wish The Human would take us to see it! That Wain guy seems pretty cool!

The film is full of cats of all kinds (well, DUH!) and tells the story of Wain’s life. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Wain, a man born a gentleman in London but through a lifetime of less than good decisions found himself broke and drawing cats.

His first job was as a newspaper illustrator and he eloped with the governess of his sister’s children. Sadly, the marriage didn’t last.  The human movie critics at Variety liked the movie but felt it would have been better had the film featured a narrower portion of Wain’s life. I think they should have featured more cats!

I suggest you watch it with your humans and come to your own conclusions.

Cat missing from Waverly flood miraculously found alive five days later

You know how much I love happy endings and this is one of the happiest. Britany Moss, from Tennessee, was visiting family when she found out her home had flooded. The water was so high her neighbors were stuck in their attic.

She returned home to find her neighborhood destroyed by the water and her cat Jade missing. She left out cat food, searched the neighborhood and borrowed a trap with the hope she would find Jade.

And just like in the happiest of fairy tales, she found Jade. The poor cat was terrified, covered in mud with matted hair and a horrible smell.

Jade has not stopped cuddling with her human since she was found and Moss says she is doing much better. Unfortunately, Moss’ home was completely destroyed but she did have flood insurance.

The Adorable Native Cat Breeds of Greece and Cyprus

The Human has been to Greece and she often talks about the felines all over the Greek Isles. Who knew that there were two species of Greek cats though? There are two distinct cat breeds, the Aegean cat and the Cyprus Cat, that are native to Greece and Cyprus. You can spot them lounging near the fishing boats, hoping for a nice seafood dinner.

Aegean cats are known to be playful, vocal, friendly, and very loving. They’re particularly comfortable around water and love to go fishing. They are almost always bicolor, once in a blue moon tricolor and they will almost always have white as one of their colors. The most common color combinations are white and black (Hmm, I wonder if Oliver is an Aegean cat), white and ginger and white and tabby. Their most famous feature is their large, beautiful, almond shaped eyes.

These cats are thought to be descended from ancient cats, have always bred naturally without the “help” of humans and are said to have been around for thousands of years. Some believe they are one of the oldest domesticated breeds in the world. Aegean cats live with humans and can also be feral.  

Their paws have adapted well to grasping at fish swimming along in the sea, and their fur can be short yet full in the summer and a bit longer and thicker in the winter.

Despite the fact that they are a well-documented breed with a long history, the Aegean cat is not yet recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association so if you want an Aegean cat, you’ll just have to go to Greece and adopt one!

Cyprus cats, also known as St. Helen’s cats, are a breed of domesticated felines found on the island nation of Cyprus.

According to historic sources, St. Helen, the mother of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, brought the forefathers of the breed to the island herself.

It is believed that St. Helen filled her ship up with cats from Egypt — although some sources say Palestine — and brought them with her to Cyprus to help curb the snake problem there in the fourth century.

The cats were brought to the Monastery of St. Nicholas, where the venomous snake population was extremely large and threatening. According to legend, the cats were called to hunt snakes on the monastery grounds by a bell that was rung each day. Now wait just a minute – that means this St. Catherine brought the hapless feline to fight dangerous, venomous snakes! It’s a miracle any of them survived!

There is still a large cat population at the monastery (now a convent). The Greek poet, Georgos Seferis wrote a poem about these cats called “The Cats of St. Nicholas.”

Archeological evidence of cats living alongside humans in Cyprus has been found on the island when excavations were done at a Neolithic site called Shillourokampos in Cyprus. They found the ancient people cared for their feline companions, and even dug out a grave with care for their pet cat.

The Cypriot breed is linked to other feline groups in Egypt and Palestine, so the story of St. Helen likely has some truth to it.

The Cyprus cat has many similarities with the Aegean cat breed of Greece.

Much like the Aegean cat, Cyprus cats have been left to breed naturally, so they have less inclination to genetic diseases.

Cyprus cats, unlike most Aegean cats, tend to be extremely energetic and athletic. They have a thick coat, which can be short or semi-long.

They are extremely playful and social, and love to be around humans. They’re also great hunters. Cyprus cats are commonly tabby with a mix of white, but can come in all colors, ranging from ginger to black. They are rarely found outside Cyprus.

Cat breeder and fancier organizations are beginning to develop qualifications for the breed in order for it to be recognized internationally. It is recognized already by the World Cat Federation under the name “Aphrodite’s Giant.”

A heartwarming community effort in Singapore to save a trapped cat in a car bumper

This kitty had a very good day thanks to some heroic humans. A couple found the resident community cat stuck in a bumper and, when they tried to get her out, realized that her leg was stuck inside the bumper.  

AAA was called as well as the SPCA. While they waited for help to arrive they continued to try and free the cat but made no progress.

One man who drive by, parked his car and went to attempt to help, bringing his car jack. The poor cat’s leg was tangled in the wires so that didn’t work. The SPCA arrived and they couldn’t free the cat either.

The man with the car jack  then called his mechanic and found out what the wire was attached to. The mechanic said the quickest way to free the cat was to cut the wire. The man advised the car owner that if they cut the wire, he would have his mechanic fix the car at no cost.

The car owner agreed and they extricated the cat with only a few scratches and a sprain. The cat ran away but did return to her caregiver who took care of her.

Paws up to these humans for caring for this poor, trapped kitty!

Walk Through The Web Wednesday 9/01

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Well hello there furiends,
It’s the fist day of September and it’s a lovely fall day in our neck of the woods. It’s been a strange couple of months. We went from telling The Human, “Move the fan closer to me” to “Put another blanket on the bed!” But it is beautiful now and we are thankful that the awful heat is gone. Many of the fires around us are mostly contained although our beautiful forests are still burning. We also remember our furiends in Canada and Califirnia who are besieged by fires too.

Things were fairly uneventful this week except for…..THE INCIDENT! Oliver, Lily and I were sitting in the window sill awaiting The Human’s arrival from that place called “work” and much to our dismay we spied an interloper in the front garden. To add insult to injury, The Human, upon arriving home and spying said interloper, walked over and had a bit of a conversation with the trespassing Tabby. The cat meowed with her for a while, then turned and used the driftwood as a scratching post and headed home. Such hubris!

Each of us had our own reaction to this betrayal.

I think you humans should consider the effect your random encounters with other animals has on us.

Finally, I wanted to share this exciting piece of news with you. I know times have been hard for our humans with the business shutdowns and many of our humans out of work. I am happy to report that there is finally an opportunity for felines to help contribute to the family income. You’re welcome.

10 of the best days out for cats and cat-lovers in the UK

Postcard art by Louis Wain

This one’s for all my moggie furiends in the UK or for those of you who will be there visiting.Here are ten pawsome places to visit.

Maison de Moggy, Edinburgh
This is Scotland’s first cat café and is home to 12 cats and is one of the only cat café’s in the world to have a Sphynx cat. Everything is designed for the comfort  and entertainment of the felines. Visitors can can have tea and homemade cakes (good vegan and GF options) while visiting with the feline residents. A cat nanny is on duty at all times. Reservations are required.

Strattons, Norfolk
This is a family-run boutique hotel  that offers not only lodging but  a restaurant, deli and lifestyle shop, and is home to Bert and Mr B, two felines who can usually be found snoozing in the lounge, or sunning themselves in the gardens outside. All 14 bedrooms have their own eclectic style.

Louis Wain collection, Kent
The collelction of Louis Wain’s famous cat art is located in Beckenham in the Bethlem Museum of the Mind. .  There are 55 works on display. Louis Wain will become even more famous as  Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing him in a biography still to be released.

The Wildcat Trail, Cairngorms 
If you purrfur to walk on the wild side, then this is the place for yuu.  There are just a few thousand wildcats still prowling the Scottish countryside and you might just spot one here. If you’re not willing to take your chances with our wild feline relatives, then the Wildcat Experience in the village of Newtonmore is a bit more tame.  There are 132 painted models of wildcats dotted around gardens, on roofs and in trees – with certificates given to children who spot more than 25.

Summer Lodge Hotel, Dorset
This is the place to go if you and your feline like to travel.   There is  a dedicated pet concierge to look ensure every cat’s stay is purrfect.. This beautiful  country house hotel  has lovely gardens (a nice place to stroll with a harness and leash) and the rooms have a pet food and water stations as well as cat beds and treats. This is a great place for people and pets to be pampered.

Hello Kitty Secret Garden, East Sussex 
Every young cat lover should visit here. The gardens are in, Drusillas Park  which features Europe’s first Hello Kitty attraction, with three gentle rides and a Hello Kitty house. The zoo is also home to servals and meerkats (don’t be fooled these are NOT certified felines but are in the mongoose family but they’re cute and the meerkat experience is fun.

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, London 
This isThe UK’s oldest cat café. The friendly feine residents roam freely and love to greet guests. There are climbning trees, shelves and other feline furniture but also comfy seating for humans.  Visits are pre-booked in 90-minute slots, with classic tea and cake available as well as sandwiches and alcoholic drinks. Children must be over 12.

Hazlitts, London  
If you book space in this boutique hotel you can curl up with a book…and a cat in the hotel lounge. Sir Godfrey is the resident cat – a friendly ginger fellow who’s called the place home for nine years, he is very much in charge (as it should be). This cozy spot will warm your heart and what could be a better evening entertainment than  gin and tonics with Sir Godfrey in the library?  

The Cat Gallery, York 
Three cheers for the  city of York with a cat-themed shop and walking trail that takes you by the city’s stone and sculpture cats. The Cat Gallery (thecatgallery.co.uk) sells everything from hoodies, bags and homewares to toys and bowls, feeding mats, collars and calming sprays.

Tiggers Cottage, Berkshire   
Here’s a another delightful cat-friendly place to stay. Tiggers cottage is a beautiful  tudor building. You can explore this part of the Thames on the pathway or rent a boat. (Note, un less you’re traveling with a water loving adventure feline, maybe let the cat stay at the hotel). Across the river is Cookham, where the artist Stanley Spencer once lived.   

Meet the evacu-cats: Readers share pictures of feline flights from Hurricane Ida

Hurricane snacks, full tank of gas, important documents, angrily meowing cat— all the important essentials you need when you’re fleeing a hurricane.  

Thank goodness the humans make sure their kitties are with them when they leave for safety but the kitties are less than enthused about the road trip. You can see some of the heartwarming (and hilarious) photos in this article and you can also find travel tips from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Humane Society of the United States and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Tips for evacuation

-Make sure your feline is microchipped and wearing a collar with an ID tag (that has your cell number on it)

-Have your cat in a harness with a leash whenever he/she is in the car

-Don’t let your cat roam in the vehicle. Cats are safest in a crate anchored by a seat belt.

-Always put us in the back seat, even when we’re in our carriers. We can be injured in the front seat if the air bag is deployed. -Never let a pet ride in the back of an open pickup truck.

-Keep our heads inside the car

-Make frequent stops and present the litter box to your kitty.  

We hope none of you ever have to evacuate from your home and we are purraying that all our furiends in the path of Ida are safe.

Cat shows began in the UK in 1871, with proud cat owners grabbing the chance to show off their perfect pets.

The first cat show took place in Crystal Palace, south-east London, in 1871 and the LondonCats Worldwide (LCWW) 150th anniversary celebration show took place. With two days and 200 competitors .

There were five competition classes: kittens, cats, alters (cats that have been neutered or spayed), household pets and household pet kittens (so there you go, you don’t have to be a fancy breed of feline to be entered in shows).

This show is because a man named Harrison Weir, put on that first show in 1871. Weir, an artist, cat lover and illustrator, conceived the idea of a fancy – a Victorian term for an animal competition, which is still in use today – at which cats of different breeds could be judged according to a set of standards. Fancy and non-fancy (non-pedigree) cats were categorised by length of fur, colour and shape. Many of the rules that Weir – known posthumously as “the father of the cat fancy” – set out are still largely upheld today.

That first 2-day event attracted 20,000 spectators and had 170 feline competitors.  This was the first time a Siamese appeared in a British show.  The second show, in 1871 introduced a category for “the working man’s cat”. Now I’m not sure what they considered a “working man’s cat”but I’m guessing it’s a feline without a fancy bloodline and pedigree.  Eventually the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), was created. This is the organization which hosts cats shows and registers breeds to this day.

There was a brief hiatus during the two world wars but otherwise, these shows have been going strong.

Weir founded cat fancies “so that the different breeds, colours, markings etc might be more carefully attended to and the domestic cat sitting in front of the fire would then possess a beauty and an attractiveness to its owner unobserved and unknown because [it was] uncultivated before”. But he came to regret his creation. In 1892, Weir was unhappy with the way the National Cat Club changed, stating: “I found the principal idea of many of its members consisted not so much in promoting the welfare of the cat as of winning prizes.”

If you’ve ever been to a cat show full of primped, pampered, cosseted cats and their human attendants you might think that in ancient times, people  worshiped cats and it seems like things haven’t really changed!

‘Mission mainland’: 200 adoptable cats, kittens to fly from Hawaii to Seattle

Nearly 200 cats and kittens from the island of Kauai were ready to say “aloha” to new lives in Washington and beyond.

With the help of the nonprofit Wings of Rescue and jet charter Evojets, the Kauai Humane Society (KHS) piloted its first “Mission Mainland” flight from the island to Seattle with 200 adoptable cats and kittens onboard.

The shelter, which has accepted over 700 neonatal kittens this year alone is currently above capacity,and is  hoping to alleviate overcrowding and rehome some of the 400 cats currently in its care on the mainland.

“With the limited resident population in Kauai we must look beyond our island for positive outcomes for our animals,” KHS Executive Director Nicole Crane said in a new release Monday. “Shelters are stressful places for animals that are waiting to find comfort in their new and loving homes.”

A full list of the adoptable felines was posted and they are working hard to find furever homes .

This isn’t the first time four-legged friends have come across the Pacific in search of their forever homes: over 600 pets arrived at Boeing Field from Hawaii last October as a result of overcrowded shelters amid the pandemic. The operation was one of the largest animal rescue flights in history, and the pets were rehomed throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada.

I love it when you humans get creative in finding furever homes for us!

Arnold, the purr-fect police officer

Meet Arnold, the newest New Zealand police pawficer. The Facebook announcement of Arnold’s hiring said, “Arnold’s trainer (whose identity we have to keep top-secret) has trained him to do all kinds of special tricks – he can even jump through hoops!,” police said.

We hope his training video helps spread a bit of cheer and leaves you and your family feline a little better this lockdown (and yes, this was filmed before Alert Level 4).”

The video shows him doing tricks and even going on a bit of a bush search mission – well, for a lost sunglasses case, anyway.

The police are hoping to post more videos of Arnold in the coming weeks with Super Secret Agent Arnold.