October 26th 2013 4:18 pm
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When it comes to the art of SWAT, I have honed it to perfection. I can swat with the speed of light and land my swats with deadly accuracy. I'll swat anybody who I think needs it. I'm not afraid to swat anybody. When I'm in a mood, I'll swat anybody who gets too close to me. I'll not even afraid to swat that overgrown horse of a dog Mom calls Destiny! I've even swatted Mom a few times. I don't swat Mom much anymore though because when you swat Mom she just ignores it and very quickly does whatever she intended to do anyway. For instance, if you're on the kitchen counter by the sink and you swat Mom for trying to move you away from the faucet, you'll still find yourself on the floor before you know what happened.
Those pesky kittens sure learned pretty quickly to leave me alone. A few hisses, a few good swats, and now they mostly stay out of my way. Of course it helps that mostly I like to sit or lay around in high places and just watch everything going on from my vantage point. My real secret to the main reason the kittens leave me alone most of the time is that to a kitten, I'm b-o-r-i-n-g!
When it comes to grumpiness, I'm ahead of Tardar Sauce because I really am grumpy. Buddha looks as grumpy as Tardar Sauce but like her, his grumpiness stops at his looks. In character, he's the exact opposite of grumpy...too easygoing for his own good in my opinion. Tardar Sauce is ahead of us though because she managed to get fame and fortune for her grumpy appearance. Mom says Tardar Sauce's fame and fortune makes her a good ambassador for Special Kitties. I say so what? I would swat Tardar Sauce too if I got the chance. I'm the Queen of SWAT, I make no exceptions for anybody!
June 3rd 2013 8:18 pm
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Humans claim animals are tough to train. I'm here to tell you that humans are even tougher to train than animals are. Sometimes no matter how hard you try to train them, they still stubbornly insist on doing as they please instead of doing what you want them to do. Most of the time the things we cats are trying to train humans to do are simple things such as keeping our dishes full of food and our litter pans clean.
Im ny case I'm trying to train Mom to turn on the kitchen faucet just a little bit when I jump up on the counter top by the sink. For some reason, I just can't get Mom to understand that instead of putting me on the floor and reminding me that we cats have plenty of water in our own dishes, she's supposed to simply turn on the faucet just enough that a small stream of water comes out, let me drink, and leave it on until I'm finished getting my drink! Once in awhile Mom will do what I want but I can't get her to do it consistently at all. Moose was trying to train Mom to consistently do this simple task before I came here and he failed too.
If humans really are the most intelligent creatures in the animal kingdom, why are they so difficult to train?
May 8th 2013 3:06 am
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I'm starting to feel more at ease now in my new forever home. This morning at precisely 2 am, for the very first time ever, I jumped up on Mom's bed. I found out the other cats already cozily curled up on the bed had no interest in bothering me. There was a nice big empty spot in the middle of the bed so I curled up in that empty spot and stayed there the rest of the night.
At first my new forever home was a scary place, full of strange sights, scents, sounds, not to mention strange cats. But now it's beginning to feel like home. My new Mom respects my dislike of being picked up and doesn't even try to pick me up unless it's for an important (to her anyway) reason. She says things like flea drops are important but I'm not so convinced. All I know is that they smell weird. The other cats seem to have an attitude that if I don't start trouble with them, they won't give me any trouble either. The only things I don't like are some of the rules and the resulting squirt of water or hiss of canned air you get if you don't obey them when you're told. Mom says there's plenty of places in the house for cats to climb, scratch, play, etc that we don't need to be on the kitchen countertops or the dresser in the bedroom. Thing is, when a place is forbidden that makes it even more exciting to us!
Overall, I think I like it here in my new forever home!
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