January 3, 2010:

Buddy the big gray dumb cat stalks a gopher. He's properly downwind, does a good job holding still in his crouch. But he's too unskilled to pounce in a decisive way, dissipating energy in an awkward lope, so that the gopher, laughing to itself and waving ta, ducks easily underground.

Gabby the little six-pound feline athlete would have bagged it in one easy, focused motion.