The Best Seat in the House

By Val
@valmnz (12769)
New Zealand
September 18, 2015 2:33pm CST
Just look at this guy, Smooch is his name, doesn't he look happy in his land of dreams on his Daddy's chair? But he knows how to get what he wants. And what he wants is the best seat in the house. We're supposed to know which that is at any given time and that can turn into quite a game. I have a fridge magnet that says, 'If you want the best seat in the house you'll have to move the cat.' I swear Smooch put that one up. Last night we had dinner guests. Smooch wasn't at all pleased. Lately he's been sleeping on one of the chairs pushed in under the table, away from prying eyes. Someone else was sitting on his chair last night, and he wasn't happy. He sat there next to the intruder, glaring at him, giving him the evil eye. Poor Smooch, we all laughed, which didn't help his dignity at all. He eventually gave up and wandered off to find another spot. Do you have little furry friends who know the best seat in the house when they see it?
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@amadeo (64143)
• United States
18 Sep 15
Ms.Ruby has her own little couch.It is hers only .LOL
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
18 Sep 15
I wish Smooch would have manners like that
@LadyDuck (152682)
• Switzerland
22 Sep 15
Thank you Val, I always check your profile to see if I have missed something and from the title I knew you were talking about Smooch.
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
22 Sep 15
@LadyDuck now that I've made this my new home and settled here I'm sure you'll read more of Smooch. He weathered our winter well and is already responding to Spring.
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@allknowing (63597)
• India
20 Sep 15
Lolly our pet
i can write a book on how even these stray cats usurp what is best around the house
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
20 Sep 15
They know who rules.
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@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Sep 15
I admit, I just giggled. I could totally see that haughty cat stare, and then the stalk off like, I didn't want it anyways! loL!!!! and yes, the dog ends up taking his half out of the middle of the bed, the wrong direction! Somehow.
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
19 Sep 15
And don't we just love them for it
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@glenniah (1201)
• Mandurah, Australia
19 Sep 15
Diesel Dog always sleeps on the lounge inside and when we have visitors they actually sleep on that lounge. Diesel Dog is rather bemused and even when they make up a bed next to the lounge he is still not very sure.
@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
19 Sep 15
When our som comes to stay he usually sleeps on the sofa too and Smooch just goes and sleeps there beside him
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@Rollo1 (16651)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Sep 15
Our furry housemates live in cages, and I hate it when they are on the chairs, because that's when they decide to poop.
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
19 Sep 15
Yes, but yours are not cats are they :-) Smooch would not like living in a cage at all. And, if yours were loose here, hmmm, well, Smooch loves little critters that move.
• United States
22 Dec 16
yup.my brother's recliner.whenever they care to utilize the "sun lamp",they collectively kick him out of it.i don't let them get away with it to that degree.you greedy kids are gonna share..
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
22 Dec 16
When will we learn that cats rule our lives!
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• United States
22 Dec 16
@valmnz never lol
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• United States
8 Jul 16
I have missed Smooch! I hope he is still keeping the neighborhood cats in line.
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
10 Jul 16
Nice to see you here! I'm not on here a geat deal at the moment, book writing commitments. Smooch is great, getting older, more inclined to look for a lap to curl up on inside.
@LadyDuck (152682)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 15
My lovely virtual furry friend Smooch is too cute. Willy (the cat of the neighbor) has learned at which time to sneak inside and rest on the kitchen carpet, he can listen the steps of my husband when he comes down for breakfast.
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
22 Sep 15
I was hoping youd find this one Anna, I put it on especially for you
• United States
18 Sep 15
Aw someone took his spot the poor dear. Glad he is comfy now. Nope no little furries here due to fees. Sad really, I would like them.
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@valmnz (12769)
• New Zealand
18 Sep 15
Dear Smooch considers that at his age he demands respect when it comes to first choice. Sad fees prohibit you from having a cat
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@stbrians (12816)
• Kakamega, Kenya
22 Dec 16
Cats usually know about fhat. Ask them how they know
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