Thursday, August 11, 2005

What's For Dinner?

Mr. Rhett demonstrating principles of today's lesson.
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Mr. Rhett here with today's lesson: The art of being fed (when you want to be). Sometimes the following works by itself and your human staff seems to be able to read your mind without much difficulty.
"At dinner time he would sit in a corner, concentrating, and suddenly they would say, 'Time to feed the cat,' as if it were their own idea." ~ Lilian Jackson Braun
Of course, this does not always work as occasionally the staff may be very thick headed, poorly equipped for Cat ESP and one might have to resort to actually coming to the table, sitting in the empty chair and (politely of course) stare directly at the chicken or fish on the human's plates and then gaze longingly into their eyes until they take the hint. If this fails, put a paw on the table and act like you are going to get on top; this will draw their attention every time. When they are fully concentrated on your presence, mew. This should be a soft partial mew or one in which the mouth is opened slightly but no sound comes forth. This tends to pull at the human heartstrings.
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch
If your mom doesn't respond you can rest assured that your grandma will and tell someone to "Please feed the kitties, they're starving." Yes, you can always count on grandma to come through with food.

Be sure to visit Friday's Ark this week to see and read about more animal capers; and on Sunday check in with Carnival of the Cats, this week hosted by Mind of Mog.

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