One again it seems that history is repeating itself. When we adopted Puck he quickly learned some of Chris’s bad behaviors. For example, Chris would jump on top of the cabinets. Puck watched him do this for several weeks, perhaps longer and eventually learned to get up there himself.
Chris also liked to hang out on top of the China Cabinet and soon Puck was up there too.
Puck eventually developed his own favorite places to hang out and now our new cat Frankie is following in his footsteps. First Frankie decided he liked lying on the couch where he could look out the window. That happens to be a favorite spot of Puck’s but it probably doesn’t really qualify because it is a naturally good spot and Chris likes it too.
There is also what has become known as “Puck’s Perch.” It is the ledge between the kitchen and living room that Puck loves to hang out on.
Now we have to start calling it “Puck and Frankie’s Perch.” It just doesn’t sound as cool.
A few months ago Rose bought a basket that she put on top of the china cabinet as a decoration. Right away Puck decided to get inside of it, which he did with great difficulty because the ceiling was too close. I put the basket on its side to make it easier for him and it soon became Puck’s second favorite napping spot (Just behind the back of the couch).
Chris would also lie in the basket sometimes but I think he did it just to take it away from Puck.
Now Frankie has discovered it and he is in that basket quite often. So much so that I am worried that Puck will soon lose interest in it.
As I was in the middle of writing this post, Rose called me into the living room to help her with something. While I was helping her, Puck started pawing my back, indicating that he wanted to get on my shoulders (something he copied from Chris) so I picked him up and eventually walked over to the China cabinet thinking he might want to hop into his basket. It was then that I noticed it was occupied. I stood there for a minute to see if Puck would try to take back his spot but he was not interested in ousting Frankie. Perhaps I should start a new blog called “Good Cat Puck.”
I’m sure a lot of readers have pets that learn behaviors from other pets. If you would like to share I would love to hear about it.
Efurrybuddy has always copied each other here. Sleeping in the antique dough bowl is a classic example. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
That is probably very cute. Have you posted a photo of that?
They all share their knowledge…bad of course hahahaha …monkey see monkey do!! can’t really pinpoint one thing….it’s all a blur of naughty after awhile 😉 Fozziemum xx
It’s funny how they learn the bad behavior before the good behavior. 🙂
Yes…isn’t it 😉
Interesting how they sort of train each other!!!
It reminds me of a quote from Star Wars; “Who’s the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?”
awww – good boy Puck!! 🙂 Around here it is fun to watch the foster kittens learn things from the adults. (ok – not ALL things) There have been moments when Tim and Tom are wrestling and I look over to find a line up of kittens just astounded (and I swear they are taking notes).
I’m sure they are talking notes. Soon they will be practicing what they learned. 🙂
Glad Frankie is settling in. Boo learned behavior from buggy and bubby, trixie is learning from all three boys. Trixie is a different case because she was dumped at a shelter, I don’t think she knew how to be a cat. So her learning to play, learning about cuddles and the best places to nap is all new to her.
Well, at least she’s learning.
I just love it!! Watching these “copycats” just made my day!
Thanks. You just made my day. 🙂
Our new kitten Peachy likes to imitate our old cat Sushi. He now wants to sleep under our bed just like the old cat does. When the old cat gets up, the kitten would get up too. I think our old cat is sick of the little one always following him around copycatting him. He is literally a copy cat!
I suppose that term had to originate somewhere. Maybe it is common, and even part of their genetic makeup, for cats to imitate other cats.
Reblogged this on Bad Cat Chris and commented:
Our kitten Floki is not much of a Copy Cat like our other boys were. He seems to do his own thing.
I love how cats think everything is put there for them like the basket 🙂
That is true. They do think that. Like our new kitchen cart. 🙂