I haven’t posted a lesson for you would-be respectable cats for a while, because I’ve had my paws full around here with the critters, Sushi, and the would-be feline home invader, Smokey.
But he got me thinking… of course, if he is lost, or was left behind by a family who moved out, he needs a home, and cuddles, and food- and of course, flea treatment (for the love of Ceiling Cat, PLEASE)!
But whether a cat moves in to a home by manipulation (Smokey is good at that)- or by invitation, a respectable cat still needs to know how to train his “owners.”
Now, Smokey hasn’t been adopted (but he sure is trying)- because the Can Opener has her paws full already -(and the whole neighborhood loves him and wants him).
But for you cats who are adopted, here are a few pointers you help you train your “owners” to your specifications.
For one, help them “Catify” the house to your liking….
And make sure you tell them how to fix your castle to your liking…
It’s springtime- and with spring comes kitty litters! Freshly brewed cute, adorable, clueless kitties who have no idea how to grow into a respectable cat. That’s why they need me to teach them!
We cats are highly intelligent and resourceful, but a baby anything needs to be shown how to grow and thrive- and most importantly, how to rule their humans. Remember- we were once worshipped in Egypt.
So, kittens- (and cats who need a refresher course) – First, remember that humans are suckers for a cute little kitty face. Look up at them adoringly, making sure your eyes are big and innocent – (that way they won’t suspect you when you’re naughty). 😹
Next, remember to respond when they babble “talk” to you so they think you’re listening to the rules. This will increase your chances of being adopted because you’ll appear to be “trainable.”
Once you’ve convinced them you’re and adorable little innocent angel, and you get adopted you can start practicing training them!
If you practice enough, you can have them feeding you treats just because you’re cute!
If there are loud, two-legged Creatures who live in your new home, make friends with them quickly. Be sure to follow them around and sleep with them at night. Why?
1.) They have lots of toys. They like to play.
2.) They eat constantly. And they leave crumbs everywhere.
3.) They’ll leave the butter on the counter.
4.) They’ll grow up to be extra Can Openers.
5.) They’ll defend you when you do wrong.
Sooner or later they’ll decide to bathe you (it’s the grown-up human version of playing with Barbie dolls).
Just a heads up- Once you let them do this, it’s all over. They’ll think you like it and will insist on doing it for the rest of your pathetic life.
For the love of Ceiling Cat, DON’T let them do it. This is your cue to use your God-given weapons.
Teeth and CLAWS.
Now go practice on your un-suspecting humans and I’ll be back again soon with more lessons. ❤️☕💚