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Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Cat Whisperer

Carnival of Cats
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
Carl Sandburg, Chicago Poems (1916) "Fog"
I am the Cat Whisperer! No one can tell me any differently. My cat speaks to me and I know. We are one. That is why I know I am the Cat Whisperer!

Now one of my co-workers aand I got into a big discussion that he was the Pet Whisperer when it came to his dog and that I had it all wrong. I thought that if you were a "whisperer" you could read the thoughts of the animal you were in tune with. I would say that applies to me. When my cat jumps on my chest each morning at 6:30am, I know I have to get up. When she meows, stands up on her back legs and puts one paw on me, I know I have to pick her up. When she goes to the book shelf and meows loudly looking up, I know she wants catnip. She is self regulating with that catnip. She only gets it when she wants it. That is about 3 times a week.

She knows that her catnip is always on the 2nd shelf from the top. She knows where it is. Who has who trained? I am in tune with my cat. I know better than to get out the car carrier too soon when it is time to go to the vet. That must be the very last thing or she runs under the bed and gets so far back I cannot get her out without a fight.

I know better than to leave a glass of water unattended anywhere. She immediately knows that glass of ice water is hers and begins to drink it. I give her ice in water bowl about once a week now. Still doesn't help. I had better not EVER leave a glass of water unattended anywhere. It is hers!

I know that every chair in the house is hers. When I attempt to sit in any chair from the livingroom to the dining chairs to the computer chairs, as soon as I pull a chair out, my cat knows I am being extra polite and am pulling the chair out for her. She just jumps right in it and sits, lays, sleeps. I am the cat whisperer....can't you tell? I am in total control.

My co-workers says I have it all wrong. He says he is in one with his dog in that his dog knows what his every whim that dog had better not chew up anything or jump up on the bed or begin to sleep in the bed with he and his wife. Animals NOT sleeping in the bed with their owners??? Where else would my cat sleep? She has a cat bed and a cat condo. Does she sleep in them? Only in the day time. At night she is with me. And I had better not make the mistake of closing the door with her in the hall. She will yowl and scratch at the door and dig at the carpet like she is digging a hole to get in. She will not stop until that door is opened.

I am in tune. I am in control. I have her trained well. After all, she does walk on a leash. What cat is trained to walk on a leash?

I am the Cat Whisperer and I have complete control.

Check out the rest of the cat carnival here:

Carnival of the Cats chez Nous

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!
~~Aileen Mehle~~

6 Broken Heels:

Babeth said...

Darn right you are !! Cats have such an elaborate vocabulaire, you learn to anticipate their wishes and understand their commentaries in no time. I "talk" with my cats, they answer all the time. What cat-servant can't ?
Dog-whisperers... anyone can do that, it's not such a great deal because the dog conforms itself to its owners. A cat though, there's the challenge... at least you have an equal conversation partner in a feline.

Tinker said...

you go babeth! you have hit the nail on the head! we cat whisperers rule!

aries0414 said...

Can anyone help me. To make a long story short, my mother adopted a cat almost 2 years ago and he hates me. I love cats so this is hard for me. I give him treats, I take care of him when my mother is gone, but still he bites me attacks me and hisses. I need some help PLEASE!!!!

aries0414 said...

is this working???

aries0414 said...

Need help with a mean cat.

Tinker said...

I think you should talk to your vet and get some giudance. I know one of my coworkers had the same problem and she and her vet got a cat therapist to come into their home for several sessions. Their problem got solved.