October 4, 2017

In THAT case....

I don't want to leave my Cat Blogosphere friends so..here I go with another true adventure story of control!  Well, wait a minute.  In this case she won!

Yesterday I was down the hallway in the spare bedroom.  I was enjoying an afternoon sunpuddle.  Mom knew where I was and said in a lower than usual volume tone "Are you hungry"?  I came straight into the kitchen from the bedroom to my place mat.  Mom dished out my supper.  I have shown that I know some phrases and sentences and words.  I don't always do what is requested.  That would be un-catly.  BUT I do when it suits me. And I do often enough to let her know that yes, I understand her.

I understand and usually heed "Come here".  and "Look". "Supper" "Breakfast" and "Do you want breakfast" and other favorite phrases i.e.  "Ready for bed"? and "Let's go"  "wanna play"? I'm not going to remind her right now of other words and phrases I understand as I don't want her getting the big head thinking she recalls them all!

 When I am acting like a vulture (or Snoopy from Peanuts when he is being a vulture on his doghouse) by leaning way over her face from my position behind her head after we go to bed and it's time for petting, she starts laughing every TIME!  She thinks it's so funny to see my chessboard fur design under my chin and head, leaning over her like a vulture birdie.  I LOVE when she laughs like that. I have her right on the central pink pad of my paw!  I can make her laugh at will. I'll lean several times over her face..purring hard and then, I collapse with my face pressed to hers.  She is a total sap for that.  I can rule her actions like no other!  You other kitties got your mom's or dad's under your toesies?  At your command?  Give!






21 comments:

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I can see why you have your mom wrapped around that cute little paw. XO

Brian said...

You sure do know how to make your Mom happy pretty Katie!

Colehaus Cats said...

What an awesome description of how you get her attention! We know that vulture Snoopy bird pose very well and use it when we really, really, REALLY want attention. We never thought about using it every day.

Photo Cache said...

We pretty much know all those questions. We do hate this phrase: wait a minute Emma, Buster, I'm still fixing your dinner. Why in our house dinner is not ready when we are?

Emma and Buster

SailorEdgar said...

You are a very smart kitty, Miss Katie!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am glad you don't want to leave. You certainly have your mom wrapped around your paw.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

katie...why R we seein a BURD werd in thiz post.....just wunderin ~~~~~~

☺☺♥♥

Katie Isabella said...

oopsie...

BeadedTail said...

You have total domination, Katie! I know lots of words too and my favorite ones are birdie and mouse! Isabella pretty much ignores everything but she knows the words 'Daddy's home' and she even gets up from her nap for him too.

Mary McNeil said...

Katie - I only just read yesterday's post since I get email notices - and I am so glad to read this. I enjoy blogs, and the interaction and feeling of family we have with you bloggers. So glad you are going to stay !

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

You've got skills, Katie Isabella, that's for sure!

cabinfeverkid said...

You're one of the best kitties, Katie Isabella, queen of the kitties for sure!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Funny enough, except for tricks, my human has very few verbal cues with me! A lot of our communication is non-verbal... which is funny, considering she makes a living by putting words together!

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh yeah, Moms are such pushovers for the cute stuff.

William's Kith & Kin said...

We admit to understanding "eat" and "treats." But we don't do a whole lot of cute stuff like you, Katie. It's nice that you reward your mom!

The Island Cats said...

Oh Katie, you make us laugh. We do that too sometimes...the vulture move and it cracks our mom up. We also know some words and phrases too. But you're right, you can't always let the humans know you know the words...

Tamago said...

Kitties know words for sure! And the catly thing is to respond only when you like what those words mean :-) I love how you make your mom laugh. You are such a sweetheart, Katie san! And your mom is totally wrapped around your pawsie!

Anonymous said...

YOU GO GIRL!! Your Mom does NOT need to know what you understand and don't understand....that's why we are called "mysterious" - because humans can't QUITE figure us out and we want it that way. I must learn the vulture lean - sounds pawsome. All I have to do is roll over on my back and offer up my BIG dotted tummy to Mom and she melts - yep - I've got her alright!

Hugs, Teddy

John Bellen said...

Whenever one of my beasts comes ambling over to me just to say 'hello', I always take time to acknowledge them. It would be rude not to, and I would hate for them to feel ignored. That's a terrible feeling. So whenever my roommates want attention, I give - even if it's not always convenient for me. But the day will come when they won't be with me anymore, and then I will never say, "I'm glad I didn't give them so much attention."

(And I don't care for Facebook over the blogs, either.)

Marv Marvelous said...

Dear Ms Katie Isabella, What great wisdom! I, Marvelous, am learning much English. I KNOW breakfast, treats, cuddles and NO! I know way more, but I pretend I don't...especially if I am doing something and don't want to stop!
I am also a cuddler. I jump up beside mommy on the bed at night and pat her hand until she pets and rubs my head!
Purrs
Marv

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, yes, Katie. I have Mom and Dad under my paw for sure. And Zoe and Moosey and Sammy did, too, before they left for the Bridge. And I totally know what Mom and Dad are saying! :)

Hugs and headbonks,

Gracie