January 10th 2013 10:39 pm
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Cats, of course, have elegant, neat noses. People noses are funny sticky outy things.
At night I like to sleep on the armchair in mum's room where I can see her but not get kicked when she rolls around in her sleep, as she selfishly insists on doing. Josie sleeps in her own bed but if she wakes and feels cold or lonely or just wants company she joins mum. I see her do that. Sometimes she wakes my mum for a snuggle; sometimes she just perches on mum and waits for her to wake up.
That's what she did today. I had an idea.
"Boop mum's funny nose!"
Josie looked at me, at mum's nose and she sniggered.
"Go on! Boop it!"
So she reached down with her paw and gave the nose a good bop with the pad of her paw. Mum woke up, muttered and buried her face in the pillow. If you need a job doing properly you have to to it yourself. What does Josie think her claws are for?
I jumped over to show her what I meant. Paw lined up with nose, claws deployed and twack the nose. That got a much better reaction. Proper speech.
"What is it with you two? I'm sleeping"
That was a lie. She was wide awake and talking to us. I guess that's why people have pointy noses - so their cats have a handy waking up device.
Then I asked mum if Spring is nearly here but she says it's going to get colder again. Maybe even some snow. I wished I hadn't woken her to hear that!
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I've tried waking my Mom up, but she gets really cross, and sometimes I get kicked out. Luckily we now have shorthand: if I come in yowling for her to get up, and there is *no way* that that is going to happen, she lifts up the covers as a signal for me to get underneath and snuggle, and--at least for this morning--I do.
Wowee, concats on the DDP Toby! No wonder you got listed: nose-booping is a very popular topic! MOL
I gotta try that one!
I know what you mean about human noses being funny, I find them interesting myself and often nip them or lick them or hit them....
My sisfur Margo's nose is not at all neat and elegant. It's snotty and crusty and she sneezes goop all over.
I'm glad I don't have nose that sticks out. I love my freckle on my nose too not too many cats I know have one. Mum thought it was something horrible and asked the vet what it was and he bust out a laughing at her and told her it was nothing to worry about.
Actually, I don't boop my Nana's nose: when I'm frustrated I give her nostril a little nibble! MOL Nostril nibbling cannot be overrated.
THAT'S what those funny big noses are for. Wake up device. Cause they sure aren't for smelling. They can't smell anything, them humans.
I've read this story 10 times now -- love it!
Happy diary pick Toby!
I like to check my dad's nose too when he sleeps in. Even worse I sometimes bite one of his earlobes and it bleeds. That's why he tries to cover both ears when I get near in the morning!
I like to Nose Boop my meowmy too Toby. I do it when I want Meowmy's attention. Sometimes instead of a paw, I use my head. Headbutting a purrson's nose REALLY gets their attention! Meowmy sez she sees stars sometimes! Hehehe! I think you are on to something...Nose Booping is an awesome way to wake your human!