Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Chummy Tummy Tuesday

OK, this isn't a tummy shot. Mom had one all picked out, but I decided to show this wonderful graphic designed by Zoolatry, just for me.

I've been very chummy with Mom lately. Whenever I want something, I just go find her, and ask very politely. Sometimes she's busy, and I have to ask two or three times. She tries real hard, but she just doesn't get it. Eventually I'll get her to find her way to the recliner, and she sits in it, making room for me.

I play hard to get (I'm a CAT, after all), but eventually I curl up next to her and she pets me the way I want. I purr to make her feel like she's got it right. You know, Beans need a little positive reinforcement. Not a LOT, mind you, we can't have them feeling like they're in charge or anything...

I've even learned to lie on the ironing table, in the big empty space she needs to use. Or on top of the quilt pieces she is working with to get her attention.

She's learning.

10 comments:

Parker said...

Millie, I agree, a little positive reinforcement is just what they need!

The Meezers said...

Millie, it is so wonderful that you are getting chummier with your mom! I'm sure it makes her really really happy. Mommy usually drops what she is doing when Sammy or Billy ask for her attenshuns, because they don't ask that often. I, on the other hand, and an attenshun HOG. (and hog is pig, and pig is HAM which is what I want from mommy)

Miles

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi Millie! We love that graphic!

Tybalt said...

What a gorgeous picture of you, Millie!

Sometimes they are hard to train, but mommies eventually learn, if the kitty is patient enough.

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Bein chummy with the Beins pays off in treats an laps!

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Millie, I like your photo - you are so pretty.

Last night my Mum read to me how you came to be saved! I never knew that! You are a very special kitty! How wonderful that you first found Malcolm, then Dan and then finally your forever Mum. Mum and I cried some tears of joy when we read your story.

Quasi said...

Boy, the training of beans just never ends, does it? Glad it's working out.

DaisyMae Maus said...

I like how the graphic goes with the colors of your eyes an' nose, Millie. You look furry pretty.

DMM

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Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Well, it took yoo awhile to train her, but, now yoo gots her where yoo want her.