Things Cats MUST Remember

@Katlady2 (9920)
United States
May 4, 2007 11:02pm CST
(ok. . . things we would like cats to remember) Screaming at the can of food will not make it open itself. I should not assume the patio door is open when I race outside to chase leaves. If I play "dead cat on the stairs" while people are trying to bring in groceries or laundry, one of these days it will really come true. If I put a live mouse in my food bowl, I should not expect it to stay there until I get hungry. The guinea pig likes to sleep once in a while. I will not watch him constantly. If I bite the cactus, it will bite back. I will not stand on the bathroom counter, stare down the hall, and growl at nothing right after my human has finished watching "The X-Files." My human is capable of cooking bacon and eggs without my help. Television and computer screens do not exist to backlight my lovely tail. No matter how dangly and attractive they are, my human's earrings are not cat toys. The canned cat food is already dead. I do not need to kill it by swatting bits of it all over the floor. I am a carnivore. Potted plants are not meat. I will never be able to walk on the ceiling, and staring up the wall and screaming at it will not bring it any closer. It is not a good idea to try to lap up the powdered creamer before it all dissolves in the boiling coffee. If my human wants to share her sandwich with me, she will give me a piece. She will notice if I start eating it from the other end. The goldfish likes living in water and must be allowed to remain in its bowl. I cannot leap through closed windows to catch birds outside. The large dog in the back yard has lived there for six years. I will not freak out every time I see it. If I must give a present to my human's overnight guests, my toy mouse is much more socially acceptable than a live cockroach, even if it isn't as tasty. As talented as I may be with kitty litter, my human will not be impressed with my attempts to build sand castles in the litter box.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
5 May 07
Lol I really love this one I think I will print this one as well and take it when I go to see the Kids to show to the Cats lol do you think they will take notice hehehehe
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
5 May 07
LOL I'm sure they will preen and give you that coy kitty look that says "see, I told you we rule" Hehehe
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
6 May 07
Yes probably lol
@hezoid (2147)
5 May 07
So much of this is true, even for my indoor cat!!! Thank you for posting this, it's been a fun and interesting dicussion to read!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
5 May 07
Thanks hon.
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@armyofme (22)
• United States
5 May 07
That's really cute. I had a cat when I was little, and sure enoguh, he did almost everything you listed. I think cats are omnivores though? Maybe not. Judging by your name, you know more than me, though =)
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
5 May 07
LOL I think it depends on a cat's likes and dislikes. I had one cat that would eat green salad with me....but only as long as it had creamy italian dressing on it. Thanks hon. (and yes...I've had many cats in my life, so I think I qualify to be called 'experienced in feline etiquette'. LOL)
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@jwfarrimond (4474)
5 May 07
Really good :-) I particularly liked the one about "not start eating the sandwich from the other end!" Has this really happened to you? Like the Cheshire Cat as well.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
5 May 07
LittleBit, my 4 year old calico, will try to do that to me. Not only with sandwiches but also with poptarts! She loves them, and I have to keep an eye on her or I end up sharing. Thanks about the cheshire
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@Anakata2007 (1787)
• Canada
5 May 07
cute, just had to rate that positive. My cat doesn't do things like that anymore, being that she's 21. However I remember those days...Right now she spends most of her days, sitting in the sun, waiting for me to bring her wet cat food that is mixed in water, for her digestion, and did I mention that she has her own fountain? She refuses to drink out of a regular water dish, so...sigh... yes I'm her slave it seems.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
5 May 07
Awwww...it sounds like she has you wrapped around her little furry paws. LOL She deserves to be spoiled.
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• Canada
5 May 07
hahahaha Another one that reminds me of Shakti and Mysti. ;-) Cats are the best. I love mine and myboyfriend's cats. Someone needs to write a book of all the great kitty jokes and rules. A lot of them are truer than anyone would ever imagine.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
5 May 07
That is so true. Thanks hon
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• Canada
6 May 07
Anytime!
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@mel_87 (856)
25 Jun 07
aww thsi is really good it made me laugh i will be thinking of this in the morning when i get home from work and feed my cats lol
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Just don't be laughing too hard while you're feeding them...you'll miss the bowls! LOL
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@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
6 May 07
Now there is some one who understands cats, which is saying a great deal, as cats truly believe that they are much more attractive if the is a big mystery to them, and if every once in a while we get a glimmer it only means the cat is going to change tactics. trust me I know. Every cat considers its self a teacher, and has chosen the most difficult student in the world a human, the success rate is minimal and the pay is barely edible food, perhaps that explains every thing. Or maybe it explains nothing, and the cat refuses to talk.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
6 May 07
LOL! VERY well said hon. They do like to keep us guessing as to their intentions don't they? Smug little critters! LOL
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