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Toby's Diary

Mum's nose

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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Purred by: Minuette (Catster Member)

January 10th 2013 at 11:50 pm

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.
Purred by: Minuette (Catster Member)

January 11th 2013 at 12:08 am

Wowee, concats on the DDP Toby! No wonder you got listed: nose-booping is a very popular topic! MOL
Purred by: ☀ Charlie RIP ☀ (Catster Member)

January 11th 2013 at 1:02 am

I gotta try that one!
Purred by: Lucky (Catster Member)

January 11th 2013 at 6:31 am

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....
Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

January 11th 2013 at 8:00 am

My sisfur Margo's nose is not at all neat and elegant. It's snotty and crusty and she sneezes goop all over.
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

January 11th 2013 at 12:44 pm

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.
Purred by: Penelope (Catster Member)

January 11th 2013 at 2:14 pm

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.
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

January 11th 2013 at 3:44 pm

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.
Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

January 12th 2013 at 9:17 am

I've read this story 10 times now -- love it!
Purred by: Tyson Little Honey Boy Angel (Catster Member)

January 13th 2013 at 10:42 pm

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!

Love Tyson
Purred by: Laura Belle (Catster Member)

January 17th 2013 at 12:36 pm

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!


Laura Belle

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