|Purred: Wed Jul 20, '11 10:25pm PST |
|We have had Siamese & Birmans. Only one siamese would fetch.
Our first Birman would sit next to me while I was on my laptop. He watched the pointer on the screen & pawwed it. After thinking about it he looked at the back of laptop screen. Then he look at the front, again then the back. He just did not see who was moving that mouse.
So when we got Brownie, I found that if I scratch his fur by his tail, the little tongue would come out. So more scratching he was licking. From that I gave him my chin to lick to get kisses. Within a few months our older Birman cat Honey saw this behavior. She thought about it & began licking our cheeks. To get her to lick on command, we began to point to our cheek & lean it to her. From that we only had to point to our cheek to get a kiss. Honey was so easy to condition her to do tricks. I would point to my lap & made my index finger circling like a lasso. She learned I wanted her here. I stood next to a recliner chair & circled with my index finger again she jump up there. Anyone that circled with the index finger would get her. I miss Honey so much. So Cookie has big sockings to fill. I'm working on verbal commands of "Out" & "In" with Cookie to the screened porch. Brownie knows them already.
But for one cat to teach another cat a trick. Now that is smart!!
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