Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Teaching Tuesday

It's been four months since I have been Top Cat. I've finally got Mom to understand when I want some serious attention. She actually sits down in the green recliner and I sit next to her and she pets me. She finally understands that she has to STAY SITTING until I have had enough, and then she can go do something else.

You would think that having two cats before me would make it easier to train Mom to understand me. Not so. It's like we're speaking two different languages.

When I say "Meow," I'm saying Hello.

When I say "Meow, " I want treats.

When I say "Meow, " I want some pets and scritches.

When I say "Meow," I want her to play with me.

When I say "Meow, " I want 'Nip.

When I say "Meow," I want her to feed me.

When I say "Meow," I mean it's time for bed.

I mean, is that so hard?

25 comments:

Jan said...

Sounds like your mom needs more training. Keep up the good work.

Isn't it great? Annie's home now too!

jans funny farm

Annie said...

Millie, you're the best! I love reading your posts.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

*sigh* Dem beans is furry hard to teach. We think dey is kinda dense or sumfing.

Max said...

People never seem to get it. I've been talking to them for over six years, and they're still as dense as ever...

michico*Adan said...

Oah Millie,

I think that is perfect make sense to me~! Just beans might now understand.... hmmm....what should be do?

DK & The Fluffies said...

Those humans can be tricky to train well. I've been working on DKM for 8 years and she's still got some kinks I need to work out.

The Furry Bambinos said...

Our Mommy and Daddy are slow on the uptake, too! We are happy that you are asking for pets and scritches, though!

Padre, Panda Bear, and Meerkat

Parker said...

Sometimes they are a little slow on the uptake!

Honey P. Sunshine said...

meow!

Mickey said...

Yeah millie, I don't understand it either.I guess you just have to keep teaching ;)
Purrs Mickey

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Humans don't seem to understand the different tones and pitches in our meows that convey what we want. We think training them might be a lifelong endeavour.

Kaz's Cats said...

We don't get it either - Mum still struggles to understand us - we have to resort to sign language, with a little (toothy) encouragement to get her to understand the most basic commands.

Purring in sympathy,

Gypsy & Tasha

Tybalt said...

Sometimes mommies are a little slow.

Trixie said...

Millie it appears you have made it as simple for your mom as can be. Sometimes it takes moms a long time to learn new stuff.

Monty Q. Kat said...

When I say meow I want Milliekisses! :D

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Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Sigh. It takes a lot of time and patience Millie.

Daisy said...

It is perfectly clear to me! I cannot figure out why she does not understand you.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

It is so hard to teach the Mum's the language of cat. Someone should make up a cat dictionary for them to refer to. I don't understand it, it is such an easy language, sigh...

Nermal, Nico, Virgil, and Maggie said...

Don't lose hope on Mom's training! We're still working on our Mom. (^_~)

Angus said...

Perfectly understandable to me..I can't figure out why it's so hard for the Staff...It's NOT rocket science!

Kimo & Sabi said...

We fink you explained it perfectly!

Junior said...

Yep, those beans are dense! Meowm hasn't figured out my tail flicks. There is the hard tail flick that says "oh yes...keep on petting me" and there is the hard tail flick that says "stop petting me now or else". So she got the "or lese" Monday night and I got a swat on the butt. I don't think she will everlearn!

DaisyMae Maus said...

Millie ... Keep trying. It's difficult to train a momma to understand Meow ... It's such a subtle language.

DMM

Lux said...

Hugs & good luck wishes to you with the teaching, Millie!