I don’t know about you, but I’m the Princess of Post-its. I love to stay organized and am obsessed with lists and reminders. I can breathe easier knowing that everything is accounted for and not simply swimming around in the shark-infested waters of my mind. It’s a dangerous place and there’s never a lifeguard on duty. Even if it’s the middle of the night, I’d much rather reach over and jot a couple of notes — otherwise I’ll lose sleep trying to remember to remember the notion.
Cats never lose sleep over anything, but I’d bet they’d be all over the idea of reminder notes. It fits perfectly with cat behavior. And when they’re finished being reminded, they’d play with the wadded up square of paper. Score!
Here are eight Post-it notes your cat would leave for himself:
Cats are always on the move, wandering about and taking in their surroundings — they don’t miss a thing. Sometimes they forge a full-on fascination with things our human eyes can’t manage to see. Needless to say, if there’s a dead bug tucked away in some corner, kitty’s gonna zero in on it. And if she’s on her way to do something important like banging on a closed bedroom door or chirping at some rowdy blue jays at the feeder, she might just make a note to return for the tasty snack at a later time. We all know how distracting those nutty blue jays can be … better write a reminder note.
My Cosmo has a favorite green fleece blanket on which he’s made thousands of batches of kitty biscuits. He’s especially fond of kneading it when it’s warm and fresh from the dryer. Some cats just attach to objects and love on ’em until ’til the love’s all gone. Sounds like a bad country song, doesn’t it? I won’t even tell you how much he loves on a stuffed bear of mine. Suffice it to say their relationship is probably considered a common law marriage in some states.
Cats are hopelessly adorable and everything, but let’s face it: They can be pretty gross. Q-tips are fun enough on their own, but add a little human ear wax and they’re off-the-charts astounding. It’s a toy! It’s a snack! Ick, ick, ick — but cats would certainly make note of these little treasures and their whereabouts.
Some cats are professional counter cruisers. Take my Saffy, for instance: She has some sort of heightened sense that detects even the smallest bread crumb that’s been left behind by a sandwich-making human. She’d be making notes left and right, reminding herself of the forbidden morsels that aren’t to be missed. As soon as the coast is clear, she’d be all over it. I’m sure she looks like the Grinch slithering around the Christmas tree, looking for goodies, snatching up everything that looks remotely delicious. And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say — Saffy’s big belly grew three sizes that day.
Why do they do this? You’ve just cleaned the litter box top-to-bottom, popped open the wine, set out the fancy appetizers, and the doorbell rings. As you pass through the house to welcome your guests, a foul odor wafts across the room, overpowering the gorgeous canap├®s you’ve spent all afternoon constructing. Cats. They certainly take notes and plan these things.
Back to my “cats can be gross” point. They love the stinky shoes! I’ve even caught Cosmo sleeping with his face in my shoe. He’d definitely create a reminder for himself to check back with a pair of shoes if there was a promise of foul funk. I suppose it’s a very intimate experience for them to connect with our scent in this way. In addition to the bear, I think he may be common-law married to a pair of my Mary Janes. He gets around.
After a glass or two of wine, I can get heavy-handed with the cat treats. They know this about me and immediately jot a note if I’ve poured a second glass. Then they come back in a little while and stare at me, looking exceptionally cute. They’re totally methodical, those little suckers.
As soon as my cats see a new box pass the front door, they grab a Post-it and note the size, shape, napability factor and, most important, where it’s going to land. With three cats in my house, it’s always a race to see who claims the prime property first. The cat who’s quick with the notepad is usually the one who prevails.
What Post-it notes would your cat leave for you? Tell us about it in the comments!
About the Author: Angie Bailey is a goofy girl with freckles and giant smile who wants everyone to be her friend. Loves pre-adolescent boy humor, puns, making up parody songs, and thinking about cats doing people things. Wrote a ridiculous humor book about cats wheeling and dealing online. Partner in a production company and writes and acts in comedy web series that may or may not offend people. Mother to two humans and three cats, all of which want her to make them food.
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