Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 6, 2023 by Crystal Uys

If you have an indoor/outdoor cat, you’ve probably received the occasional not so welcome present inside your home. Ben Hamm, a senior product manager at Amazon, developed a cat flap that will block his cat Metric from bringing his prey inside the house. Hamm fed 23,000 images of Metric to Amazon’s machine learning service SageMaker. If the tool detected Metric approaching with prey in his mouth, the door would lock. For more about this AI powered cat door, visit Gizomodo.

Allegra and Ruby are indoor cats. Allegra brings me her special mouse every day, and I love that she does this. As much as I wouldn’t want “live” presents in my house, I’d worry about offending the gift giving kitty!

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we shared a first hand account of what it’s like to live with a diabetic cat, on Tuesday, we told you that the Hauspanther Collection is now available on Amazon, on Wednesday, we ran the second in our multi-part series Yochabel’s Wisdom, on Thursday, we celebrated Independence Day, and on Friday, we paid tribute to Binga the tortie.

Today’s video of a kitten jumping into her crib when she’s ready for her bottle provides cuteness overload and then some – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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