June 2nd 2013 11:41 am
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I should have known it was time to run when Mom opened the drawer where she keeps nasty things for us. But since Mom also keeps good things for us like new toys in there too, I stayed put. I also was going to keep my eye on Mom to see what she was doing, but Righty who was near me, invited me to a playful boxing match and distracted me. Thus I didn't notice what Mom was doing until it was too late.
Suddenly Mom swooped down on me and before I could do anything, she squirted something sort of oily and smelly on top of my shoulders.
Too late for me to run now, Mom already got me with that nasty stuff! So I did the next best thing. I hopped off the bed and raced through the house warning the other cats. "Mom's coming to squirt you with that nasty oily stuff. Time to run! Time to hide! "
Mom gets sneaky sometimes when she does nasty things to us like this. She does things like sit down and do o ther things, apparently finished with doing nasty stuff to us. We settle down again too. Then like a hawk, she will suddenly swoop down and strike one of us with a squirt of that nasty oily stuff or something else equally nasty. Other times, armed with a towel and the claw clipper, she will swoop down on us, imprison us in the towel, and clip our claws like it or not.
Most of us have the good sense to run, hide, and avoid Mom at times like these. Others like Buddha just let Mom do what she needs to do and get it over with. Buddha even will lay there and let Mom clip his claws without a single protest!
Buddha says its easiest to just let Mom clip claws, give flea drops, etc, and get it over with. He says then you get to sit back and laugh at everyone who after wasting all their time and effort running, hiding & avoiding, end up being caught & having their claws done, flea drops, etc anyway!
Apparently this time, Buddha was right. After being the first victim of the flea drops (Buddha was the second victim), Buddha and I found a good vantage point where we got to sit and laugh at everyone else as one by one, all their attempts to evade Mom's flea drops proved futile!
May 2nd 2013 11:22 pm
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There's nothing more fun to play with than a big cat tree. I love it. With precise timing, I fly up the cat tree, grab a shelf, swing myself up, whirl around and get ready for.......
Aha! I shoot my paw out as Mom walks past. My aim is perfect. I hook my target with a claw and reel it in. Mom stops in her tracks, reaches up, releases her hair from my claw. Then she laughs and pets me which was exactly as I planned it!
March 15th 2013 4:48 am
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From the top of the headboard, you reach out, grab a few clawfuls of her hair, and PULL. When Mom turns around to see who's pulling her hair, you put on your sweetest most innocent wide-eyed expression. Reach out with your nose as if to try to headbutt Mom but be sure you keep your nose from coming close enough to actually make contact. Then you reach out with your paw & paw at her without touching her to get her to believe that you need petted & you're trying so hard to reach her & she's just not close enough yet. Your objective is to convince Mom to come close, reach out her hand, & pet the top of your head. Once you have her hand on the top of your head, close your eyes, purr, rub & proceed from there to rub whatever part of your head, chin, or neck you want scratched, against Mom's fingers. If Mom stops scratching you before you're ready for her to stop, immediately reach out a paw & lightly tap whatever part of Mom is still within your reach.
If you try #1 several times & it keeps failing to achieve your desired effect you still have other options that certainly will get Mom's attention. However I can't guarantee what quality of attention these options will get!
Option A. Knock Mom's big dictionary off the headboard onto her head. This one almost always works to get her to stop whatever she's doing & turn around anyway. If Option A doesn't bring your desired effect, then assess the risks & if you believe you'll achieve your desired results, cautiously proceed to Option B.
Option B. Although this option makes use of the light the way Uno's button pushing technique made use of the strobe light effects of turning the light off & on, this option is guaranteed to get you human attention INSTANTLY. This option is much quicker & easier to do than manipulating the button on the light too. All you do is execute whatever smooth swift maneuver you have that will make the lamp sitting on the headboard come crashing down right on Mom's head! I guarantee you as soon as that lamp makes its landing, you will be getting all the attention you want. Most likely you'll also get plenty of attention you DON'T want & attention from sources you didn't want attention FROM. In my case, I got attention from the canned air. I didn't want to attract any attention from that damn can at all!
DISCLAIMER: I never specifically said whether the attention I was trying to get was positive or negative, now did I?