I don't know if I'm completely on board with its claims, since I don't have a proper test subject of my own, but the Cat Adventure Video ($20) I caught on Barker and Meowsky is supposedly riveting enough to keep your felines focused on the tube while you're away. Marketed as a virtual cat sitter, images of birds, squirrels, and other wildlife creatures tantalize their senses – kinda like a National Geographic show for cats I suppose. Although I have to mention it's looking a little outdated – is that a VHS?
I know I find North enraptured for a few seconds when Greatest American Dog hits the screen (I think it's mostly the sound of the barking contestants), so I suppose the idea is the same for kitties watching birds and other animals they would like to pounce. Has anyone ever used a video like this for his or her cats? How did they react?