We’ve got amazing technology that helps us understand what a cat’s daily life is like. Whether it’s webcams to watch cute kittens or collar cams on roaming kitties, we can easily learn about all aspects of our feline friends’ lives.
But cats don’t have the same ability to do research into their humans’ lives, so they just have to use their imagination. Here’s my cats’ recounting of an average day in my life.
1. Getting out of bed
They have to help me with this, of course, because they want me awake before the alarm goes off and hurts their ears.
2. Cruelly depriving them of a timely breakfast
Why do I insist on using soap and water and a sponge when their tongues are perfectly sufficient for cleaning their dishes?
3. Ignoring them and staring at the computer screen
This must be stopped! And the only way to end my obsession with Facebook and email is to walk in circles around my monitor.
4. The rainbox
WTF?!? Who would want to deliberately get wet? Humans are crazy.
5. Hunting green papers
I call it going to work; the cats call it a waste of perfectly good nap time.
6. Cruelly teasing them while preparing their supper
How dare I carry empty bowls? They should magically be full the minute I touch them.
7. Cruelly eating my supper without their company
I’m so mean! I take my meals in my office, where I can close the door and eat in peace. Of course, I totally eat just like they do.
8. Cheating on them
I go out some evenings — and sometimes I leave for days! — and come back smelling like other cats. How dare I?
9. Lap time
When I finally decide to sit down and watch some TV, they need to pile on my lap to make sure I stay there for more than a few minutes.
When they’ve had enough lap time, the cats curl up next to me for a good night’s sleep — until it’s midnight and it’s time to chase each other all around the house.
What do you think a day in your life looks like to your cats? Tell us in the comments!
About JaneA Kelley: Punk-rock cat mom, science nerd, animal shelter volunteer, and all-around geek with a passion for bad puns, intelligent conversation, and role-play adventure games. She gratefully and gracefully accepts her status as chief cat slave for her family of feline bloggers, who have been writing their cat advice column, Paws and Effect, since 2003. JaneA dreams of making a great living out of her love for cats.