Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Quiet Meow

Sometimes, when I’m cuddled up and the hoomans are within seeing distance but not patting distance, I will bring out my special trick: the Quiet Meow.

The Quiet Meow involves me doing the quietest, sweetest, whisperiest meow, sometimes even without any sound at all and looking as enticing and lovely as possible. Sometimes I only need to twitch my whiskerpads for it to count as a quiet meow. I will continue to let out quiet meows until I get the desired result: the nearest hooman running straight up to me with a squeal and giving me a big cuddle and lots of pats and chin rubs. WIN!

Check me out in action here:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Morning Wake Up Calls

Every morn at a time of my choosing – usually between 4.30 and 6.30am - I like to wake up the hoomans. The hoomans are required to rise at this time for feeding and/or entertainment purposes.

Haha just tricking, this isn’t what I do. We don’t have a baseball bat at our house for starters and I quite like my hoomans to *not* have head injuries. Instead I like to use a combination of the following techniques:
  • knocking things off the top of drawers;
  • biting plastic water bottle lid loudly and crunchily;
  • scratching walls;
  • a little claw to the edge of the hooman's lip or nostril;
  • general face prodding;
  • the bladder sit;
  • marching on the spot (usually on the hooman's chest);
  • the eye lick;
  • ball walking;
  • waiting for the hooman to half open their eyes and then bringing my paw (claws extended) towards one of their eyes.
I think that’s about it. The hoomans are getting wise to my current repertoire so it would be good to have some new tricks up my furry sleeve. If anyone has any other ideas, I would love to hear them!
I command thee to wake up