Sure, laser pointers can be helpful if you're giving a presentation, but by now it's pretty common knowledge that the best use of these office tools is confusing our pets.
So in honor of the time-honored family room tradition of making the cat chase after a beam of light she can never catch, we've compiled 27 of our favorite animal-on-laser-pointer battles.
It's not the easiest fight, but someone in the family's gotta fight it.
This cat's determination is admirable.
This video really builds a narrative.
Going In Circles
We got dizzy just watching this poor cat.
2 Cats, One Laser
They really should band together.
Dog Obstacle Course
This dog does a good job of avoiding all of the obstacles in its way.
So many cats, one dangerous laser.
Slow & Steady
"I.... got.... you!"
"I'll keep up with it."
Everyone gets in on the game.
This dog really had no choice.
The pug clearly wins.
Dog And Baby
The baby is just as into it as the dog.
Super Hyper Dog
Just keep trying.
Attached To The Collar
This seems cruel, but also smart.
Slide Into It
With Bells On
The bells really add to this video.
Nose Print On The Wall
It's videos like these that make you wish a dog could actually catch the pointer. So much effort!
Laser On Awesome Couch
This dog deserves an Oscar for its face when the laser goes up the wall.
The best part is when the dog looks up at its owner.
None of them quite know how to relax.
These birds will play along for a while.
Dragon Eats Laser
Ok, this is a little gross.
Is this some new kind of food?
A Hungry Lizard
Eventually, the lizard stops having it.
Cat Does Circles
At least the cat gets to be comfortable.
It Doesn't Always Work
"Not today, sir!"
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