Puck’s favorite spot these days is on top of our china cabinet. This was a favorite spot of Chris’s a few years ago but now that he has gained weight, he can no longer jump up there. Puck can’t jump up there either but he has learned how to use me as an intermediary step. I don’t speak cat so I am not sure how to explain how I know, but when Puck wants to get on the cabinet he somehow communicates that desire to me and I bend down so he can jump on my shoulders. I then walk over to the cabinet and he jumps on top of it.
Floki sees what s going on and I think he put two and two together because on Friday morning he stood on the counter and cried at me. Again, I don’t know how I knew but I bent over and he jumped on my shoulders and I walked him over to the china cabinet where he jumped up and met Puck who was enjoying his morning in peace.
I should have not let Floki interrupt Puck’s peace but I was curios what Floki would do.
He spent a little time investigating…
until he annoyed Puck and forced him to leave.
He then settled down on Puck’s spot.
When he was ready to get down he didn’t know how. It’s an easy jump to the couch but Floki didn’t know that so he needed my help getting down and somehow I knew that too.
Since then Floki has talked me into getting up there a couple more times but I won’t put him up there with Puck now. He has also learned how to get down
I’m sure others are good at understanding their pets and I’d love to hear your story.
as cat parents we somehow know what they mean when they talk to us isn’t it.
The problem is they all talk different so we can’t write a cat to English dictionary.
“… but he has learned how to use me as an intermediary step”
Oh, I know this very well. My cat can still reach every spot but she likes to use me as a stepladder anyway 😀 For example if I am new the scratching post, she will take a seat on my shoulder and demands that I navigate through the room. She mainly likes it if I go to the window, from the top of my shoulder it must be a nice view to watch the birds outside. 🙂
Cats are funny. I just remembered that Chris used me too at another home to get on a high window. See here https://www.flickr.com/photos/charleshuss/8321558510/in/datetaken/
Haha, that picture is funny. 🙂
It’s amazing to watch this feline artists… this time cats rule and dogs drool :o)
There are some things that cats are better and vice versa.
Oh Sammy used me as a step ladder almost through his entire life! When he was tiny it was when we were outside and he needed to be UP so he could see if any birds were in the evergreens…..he’d sit on my shoulder as we walked the line of trees. Later on he’d want “up” when he was experimenting with actually climbing a tree – he didn’t care for it though. He had been chased UP a tree by a stray dog as a “baby” and never forgot the experience. When he aged and couldn’t get up and down the stairs in the house very well he’d come get me or wait at the foot or top of the stairs until I happened to come by and get a ride. Fond memories.
Those sound like good memories.
Floki you cutie! Looks like Puck better find a new place to get away from it all!
He was in the little “room” in the cat tree this morning.
My cats have always used a combination of body language and sometimes misused English words… Sandy used to think water was two words. Want and Er…
Sandy and Snow Baby used to tell me they were hungry in twos… Sandy would say “hung” and Baby would walk around Sandy and then sit down and finish “Reee”
Floki is such a cute kid. I would love to draw him for you… purrs Katie Kat.
Thanks. I would like to see that.
MOL! I love that Floki learned how to get up there by watching you and Puck. Binga learned how to walk on a harness and leash by watching me.
Cats are very smart. They can blog, after all. 😀
Ha! Those cats have you trained very well.
They do indeed. 😀
Cats always get their point across.
Yes they do.
‘Pats this is my place’…MOL 😀 Love that face! Pawkisses for a Happy Climb 😀 ❤
He is cute, huh? 🙂
Yep, babies always get their way and run us off our sacred hidin’ spots.
Dezi and Raena
It’s too bad. I need to stop helping him when Puck is up there.
Yep, ya’ do. It could cause behavioral purroblems or da relationship ‘tween da two of them to disconnect further. Good luck.
Dezi and Raena