Subject: Cat Rules - are these your kitty's rules???
Rules for Cats to Live By
Always accompany guests to the bathroom. It is not necessary to do anything.
Just sit and stare.
Do not allow any closed doors in any room. To get door open, stand on hind
legs and hammer with forepaws.
Once door is opened, it is not necessary to use it. After you have ordered
an "outside" door opened, stand halfway in and out and think about several
things. This is particularly important during very cold weather, rain, snow,
or mosquito season.
CHAIRS AND RUGS:
If you have to throw up, get to a chair quickly. If you cannot manage in
time, get to an Oriental rug. If there is no Oriental rug, shag is good.
When throwing up on the carpet, make sure you back up so it is as long as a
humans bare foot.
If one of your humans is engaged in some activity and the other is idle,
stay with the busy one. This is called "helping", otherwise known as
"hampering." Following are the rules for "hampering":
1) When supervising cooking, sit just behind the left heel of the cook. You
cannot be seen and thereby stand a better chance of being stepped on and
then picked up and comforted.
2) For book readers, get in close under the chin, between eyes and book,
unless you can lie across the book itself.
3) For paperwork, lie on the work in the most appropriate manner so as to
obscure as much of the work as possible. Pretend to doze, but every so often
reach out and slap the pencil or pen.
4) When a human is holding the newspaper in front of him/her, be sure to
jump on the back of the paper. Humans love to jump.
5) When human is working at computer, jump up on desk, walk across keyboard,
bat at mouse pointer on screen and then lay in human's lap across arms,
hampering typing in progress
As often as possible, dart quickly and as close as possible in front of the
human, especially: on stairs, when they have something in their arms, in the
dark, and when they first get up in the morning. This will help their
Always sleep on the human at night so he/she cannot move around.
When using the litter box, be sure to kick as much litter out of the box as
possible. Humans love the feel of kitty litter between their toes.
Every now and then, hide in a place where the humans cannot find you. Do
not come out for three to four hours under any circumstances.
This will cause the humans to panic (which they love) thinking that you have
run away or are lost. Once you do come out, the humans will cover you with
love and kisses and you will probably get a treat.
ONE LAST THOUGHT:
Whenever possible, get close to a human, especially their face, turn around,
and present your butt to them.