A Well Trained Animal
January 31, 2017 9:52am CST
There is much pleasure in having an obedient pet. Dogs in particular are a source of much delight and easy to train because they are animals that want to please. I had Roxy, a Border Collie who was very clever and a joy to me. She learned so much so quickly, she lived to a good old age and I missed her terribly when I lost her. Now I have cats and I have tried to train them with the following results. Minnie sleeps on my chair, leaves after I produce breakfast and does not return until her evening meal. After which she settles on my office chair for the night. Lucy sleeps on my bed and wakes me up at 5 a.m. by thumping the living room door which rattles. I get up, let her out, she returns later for her breakfast and sleeps most of the day on the back of the settee. After dinner she goes back to my bed. Toby will only sleep on a special cushion on a cupboard in the kitchen. He has breakfast and I let him in and out all day. He comes to eat his food and anyone else’s that he can find, finally returning to his cushion where he waits for a little cluster of biscuits on his cushion to eat before he settles down. They are all very happy cats, very pleased with their comfortable lives and the well trained animal who looks after them and meets all their needs.
23 people like this
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 17
I enjoyed reading your post. I have had lots of dogs in my lifetime and they've all been well trained although some of them were a bit more independent than others. I have a male dog right now, a springer spaniel, and he is very confident. He always tells me when he wants to go out and have a retrieving session and he even tells me where he wants to walk every day! I have always liked cats too but none of the dogs I've had seem to like them!
7 Feb 17
Only one of our cats has managed to train the dogs, to the extent that she sleeps on a chair with them paying homage on the floor beneath her. One hisses at them as she advances and the other has a close relationship with one of them who washes his face for him every morning.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Feb 17
@41CombedaleRoad Absolutely. After all their mission in life is to love us and make us happy - that's the purr you hear whenever they are near, or that velvet soft body hugging your legs. Dogs also have their way of showing their affection for us in the wag of their tales and the smiles they give, and always waiting for us at the door.
• Cheyenne, Wyoming
2 Feb 17
Pets are so wonderful to have around, especially for people who live by themselves. I too, have a 7 year old tiger striped cat, named Tigger. Though he's not with me right now. Best thing about him, he became my greeter cat. Anyone who would come to the door or come in to visit my sister and I, he just had to meet them personally. He never shied off from anyone or went and hide like me sister's cat would do. Though right now he's with my brother and his wife in Nebraska. I'm hoping to have him back with me before too long. Finding a place that would allow even one pet is very slim.
• Cheyenne, Wyoming
18 Feb 17
@41CombedaleRoad Yes, as a matter of fact, I did find a place last weekend. However, it is going to take a lot of effort to actually get moved into it as soon as I can, because of it being for sale. But what the owner wants for it, it's not bad considering where it's at and does have quite a bit of updates done to it. I like it because it will give me an opportunity to learn how grow a garden with a bit of country to the scene. Sooner I can purchase it, the sooner Tigger will be back with me. Well, I"m also thinking of going ahead and bring my sister's cat back too. Now that she is looking to get out of the nursing home and in a place more like home. Then it would make it much better for her if I already had her cat to be with her. She's a beautiful calico with a very loud purr.
• United States
31 Jan 17
You have a wonderful group of kitty cats to enjoy!!! They have trained you well!! Molly, a Chow/Shepherd mix, has attitude due to her Chow Chow part, and that makes for a dog who listens most of the time, but at times can be quite stubborn. We bow to Molly's wishes more often than not due to her cuteness factor.