Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Cat Update

My kitty Jasmine is about two and half years old now -- and she's just now figuring out that if she lies on her back with her paws in the air, someone will rub her belly.

(Two and half years to figure this out.  Brain the size of a walnut.)

But now that she's gotten that little walnut around the idea, there's no letting go.  In the morning, when she comes running into my bedroom, she flops on her back.  I get out of the shower to find her on the floor, paws in the air.  I come home from work, it's all "pet me, pet me, pet me."  It's like she's taught me a new trick and wants to keep reinforci--

Hey!  Wait a minute!

6 comments:

jeffcomedy said...

Ask and ye shall recieve, wouldn't you say?

Cute entry.  It's amazing to me, how we think we are teaching our pets, but in reality they are teaching us.

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rgwindland said...

LOL, exactly! My pets train me, not the other way around. Same with my dad. I pick up his cats and he just gives me this shocked look. They won't let anyone else pick them up. Rhonda
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sunflowerkat321 said...

You know what they say....Dog's have owner's....Cat's have staff.

tammyg22 said...

I'm glad you're finally understanding what it means to share your life with a cat!

hewasolddog299 said...

How many years was it before YOU realized that if you lay on your back with limbs akimbo long enough, someone would come along and tickle your fancy?

annalisa135 said...

At Barnes and Noble last night, I was reading a Cat Encyclopedia (don't ask me why.  I don't have a cat, in fact I'm allergic), and was amazed to discover MANY facts about kitties that I was clueless about.  One of which is that they can't be trained, like doggies can.  They will 1) look at you;  2) flick an ear;  3) turn and walk away;  4)  yawn and fall asleep while thinking you are a total idiot.

But yes, most definitely they can teach their mommies (their very loving, caring, attentive mommies) to rub their tummies upon command.  :-)

kisses to the princess.