Source: Instinct by Deviantart.com
It's instinct all right. Cuckoo clocks and cats just don't mix. I don't know if it's the cuckoo bird, the pendulum or even the movement of the chains with the weights on the end.
I received this clock in the mail yesterday after a 25 year search to get a match to the cuckoo clock that I had as a child. It is A black forest cuckoo clock made in Germany during the 1960s and 70s.
Mittens the cat decided to be curious and to my absolute dismay, pawed at the chains.
The below video is what occurred. 😲
Courtesy of Paul Schwartz on YouTube
I was extremely lucky as the clock did not fly off the wall and I was able to untangle the cat from the chains before damage was done. I have since made a ledge underneath the clock where the chains now rest out of her reach.
Cats do the darndest things.