February 29th 2012 10:38 pm
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Mum says that coming on one year ago she got an e-mail headed "Warning - mega cute" and in it was a picture of me. (And I still am of course!) Further e-mails were exchanged in which my disposition, excellent state of health and general loveliness were discussed and mum chose me.
I never got to choose her. No photos for me to rate her smile and stroke worthiness of her hands; no comments from Josie about mum's suitability. She just turned up and took me.
But I think I would have chosen her. She is (like I think all Catster people are) pretty good at the important. She fills our bowls with tasty food, chases away bad cats, knoes good games etc. BUT she is very lazy.
Sometimes I am very ready for breakfast and she lies there pretending to be asleep muttering things like "It's 5am Toby" when she should be skipping to the kitchen and opening a sachet.
Mostly I rely on that staple tactic the meow. I vary pace and pitch to see what works best but she is surprisingly immune to that. So this morning I wondered if a paw in the face might work better. I gave her a couple of prods but nothing.
So I thought and thought and then realised. There is one thing my mum can't resist. I rumbled up the purr and gave her a goodly nore rub. Success! She told me she loved me too and I got lots of stokes and no more pretending to be asleep.
You catch more flies with honey than vinegar!
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aww you got it dude that is how I get mom to respond to mee to she loves to hear the purrrrrrs.
Honey definitely works.
Toby, I have the EXACT SAME problem! 5:00 am and Mom is pretending to be asleep. What's with these people? I go mau, mau, mau, mau. Sometimes she says: Mietzi schlafie (sleep in German). But she's talking, so she's not sleeping. Why doesn't she get UP? I'm more of a vinegar girl. I mau and mau and then I find some paper to rip up. That always works, MOL. Goof job with the honey.