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The correct etiquette

April 3rd 2013 10:36 pm
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Mum and I have a disagreement on what the correct etiquette is in a particular situation.

It is still really cold so Josie and I didn't go out for long last night and mum entertained us with a selection of our top toys until we got sleepy. Then Josie settled on mum's lap and I settled on the arm of the sofa next to her and we were the cosiest household in Cosy Town.

I slept for some time and woke up all refreshed and ready but mum was just staring at the TV. She hadn't even noticed me wake up so I grabbed her hand and bit it. Not hard, just to let her know I was awake.

Mum was more surprised than hurt which just shows you how badly she was ignoring me. She said, "ow" and shook her hand and then the disagreement happened.

She said the polite thing to do is to warn of the bite with some tail flicks so she has a chance to move her hand out of the way and give me a toy to attack instead. I say the polite thing to do is to gaze admiringly at me at all times so she will know when I need attention and not need biting.

Josie says cats shouldn't bite the hand that feeds and if we want mum we should give her a gentle head rub or maybe a little lick but she's such a goodie two shoes that I don't listen to her.

So we haven't agreed which is the correct etiquette but I'm pretty sure I'm right.


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Purred by: ☀ Charlie RIP ☀ (Catster Member)

April 3rd 2013 at 11:23 pm

I'm with you - sometimes humans need a little biting.
Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

April 4th 2013 at 8:24 am

I think somecat has a Napoleon complex
Purred by: Minuette (Catster Member)

April 4th 2013 at 5:42 pm

We deserve our humans undivided attention, though fortunately, in my case, some shunning usually does the trick.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

April 4th 2013 at 7:04 pm

That's great Monster! You crack me up.

When you get older my little friend you'll resort to biting to let the humans know to quit petting you cause they are aggravating you.

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