Squirrels have a power over cats. Seriously. Cats can sit and watch squirrels for hours, forgetting where they are and what’s around them.
I’ve seen both Olive and Hazel charge at squirrels, forgetting that there’s a screen door between them and their prey. They bounce off the barrier, shake their heads and snap back into reality.
Do the squirrels know that they have this power over the cats? Are they toying with them? I think that may be the case.