Diesel from the Cat in the Stacks series by Miranda James
Charlie, my human, has been watching that loud box thing called a TV a lot lately, and I have no idea what he finds so interesting. Just a lot of humans running around doing strange things, and I'd almost give up one of my nine lives to figure out why. Whenever they finish whatever they're doing, and one of them (or a bunch of them) starts hopping up and down or yelling or beating their chests, nobody feeds them.
Frankly I can't see putting out all that effort without a special treat as a reward. I know it amuses humans when I do something silly in order to earn a food treat (I don't think they realize that I'm really manipulating them into feeding me, but that's another story). But why do humans go to all that trouble without getting food after it's over?
If they were hunting, well, at the end of that they would have something they could eat, like a mouse or a bird. That's if they're any good at hunting, of course, but I don't think there are many humans who can bring in a mouse the way a cat can.
Now Charlie is watching people run around in a big circle, and I don't see that they're chasing anything -- like that weird light that appears from time to time when I'm trying to relax. Of course I have to chase it, and one of these days I'll catch it. But those humans just go in circles. Strange.
I think I'll go nap until Charlie is done with the TV.