April 19, 2018

I Showed Mommy I Can Talk (sorta kinda)

Today, after favorite brovver came to visit and we had snuggles (he's so good at snuggling me) I decided to walk over to mom.  I did and I looked up at her as she sat on her chair and spoke.  Usually I don;t but I did.  Probably 5 or 6 times with no sign of quitting

They were polite meows now..nothing strident or worrisome.  But unusual.  And I tried to circle her feet which can't be done when she is sitting.  So I stood up and held her knee while looking into her eyes.  She kept trying to pick me up.  Um...just NO, mom.  Then she stood up and thought to play Stringy with me.  NO again, Mom.  She stood there fruitlessly moving Stringy for me anyway when I gave up being polite and went to the supper table that was laid for supper, and bunched my muscles to jump up, which I never do.  I insisted-- though she tried to distract me from it.  THEN Kitties, the sun rose...the trumpets played..the duck dropped down from the ceiling and I think she heard the ghost of Groucho asking what was the secret word!  I swear, you could have heard a bunch of trumpets sounding when she FINALLY got the idea.  BRUSHIES!!!

You see, she spreads my brushie blankie on the end of the table for brushies (her knees will not allow her to kneel on the floor any more.  Too many injuries to them while doing qualifications for work.) And after she unrolls the blankie, she gets my comb, brushie and slicker out of their bag and pats the table.  Up I go, flopping on the blankie and I start getting Zoom Groomed!  Then brushed with a human hair brush, and then, slickered.  Ahhhh...the furs rolled off. I got fabulous scratchies with the brushies...I was so happies!

She said that was very intelligent of me to go so far trying to make her understand what I wanted.  I worked for those brushies, Kitties.  She got an F on her report card.




26 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Gee, Katie, you had to practically hit your human over the head with a mallet to get your message across!

Lone Star Cats said...

Sounds like your momma is about as good as figgerin out what to do as mine!

Kea said...

She says that was very intelligent of YOU? Does that mean your mom thinks she's smarter than you??! We say you had a lot of patience and persistence, Katie! Humans are slow, slow, slow. :-P

CATachresis said...

Moms are as thick as two short planks sometimes!! You and me both, Katie, when it comes to brushies. Except after I have lain down and she has brushed me one side I roll over so she has to move nearer as I always go just a little bit out of reach!! It's a game I play to keep her fit! xx

Anonymous said...

YAY Katie! Humans are not the brightest bulbs that's for sure....sometimes you almost have to DRAG them over to something you want or if you have thumbs, write them a NOTE! You did very well - she eventually got the message - and that deserves an A!! YAY!

Love, Teddy

The Whiskeratti said...

We are so proud of you for working so hard to get what you needed! Our people mean well, they are just very dense.

Brian said...

Good job sweet Katie! Sometimes making the humans understand is challenging!

Sxanuxa Kitsinaka said...

Bwsa! Haa!! Haaa!!! I must agree ! Mom's are sometimes pretty thick. Mine is often not the brightest tool in the shed?
Purrs
Marv

Tamago said...

Wow Katie san, you worked really hard for brushies! Sometimes it takes a while for humans to understand what kitties want :-) Glad you got nice brushies, along with scratchies!
Have a happy weekend xo

Terri said...

Good job getting your brushies! Marie has trained me to brush her before I read the newspaper in the morning :)

William’s Kith & Kin said...

Don't be too hard on her, Katie--humans find new languages hard to learn...no matter how many times you repeat yourself!

Colehaus Cats said...

What a smart girl you are, and so patient with your mom. Surely, her grade can be raised just a smidgen for that light bulb suddenly flashing above her head?

Madi and Mom said...

Of course we can talk...now if the 2 leggers would just listen better!!
Hugs madi your bfff

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

She did finally get it figured out so maybe you could give her a D.XO

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Oh, I TOTALLY understand. Peeps sometimes need to be told somethin' over and over AND OVER again before they can understand. It's no wonder they need us cats to guide 'em through life. purrs

imbrite2 said...

You are so smarty pants, KI. Mom would call you a communicator. I am apparently NOT a communicator. That's why she always says, "WHAT????" when I stare at her a lot.

Love and licks,
Cupcake

BeadedTail said...

Moms can be kinda slow sometimes, Katie. Just ask Isabella when she's starving and Mommy seems not to notice the increasingly frantic headbutts to her legs letting her know. We're glad you finally got your brushies though!

Cleo said...

Dad here- when we comb our dear old girl we have to get 2 plastic grocery bags; one for the collected fur and one for Cleo to lay on. She just loves laying on and pawing at plastic bags while getting groomed!

SailorEdgar said...

Don't forget, Katie...there is no formal school for humans to learn cat language!

Noodle Cat said...

Humans are so set in their ways sometimes they just can't manage new things like learning CAT lingo.
Have a super weekend...

Noodle and crew

John Bellen said...

We humans come around eventually, Katie. It just takes time...

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Katie Isabella,
Oy YES, our kitties are very, very cunning in talking and using whatever body language necessary to force their human parent to OBEY!
Good for you!
Hugs,
Mariette

The Florida Furkids said...

Humans are really slow! We're glad yours figured it out (eventually!)

The Florida Furkids

meowmeowmans said...

Katie, you made yourself very clear. Moms and dads can be very slow on the uptake sometimes! :)

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Well, you are a Smart Kitty, Katie! We dont like Brushies much (actually, we just want TBT ta rub us with his hands)...

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Katie, you get an A in my book. What a beautiful smart girl.
Making sure you were the center of attention worked well too.
xxoo
Maggie