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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mother's Day or Attention Seeking Behavior 101- Cali's Corner


 Well Hello Kitties, Puppies and Pet Parents!

A very happy spring!   I have been driving my pet parent
crazy....I have so much energy...I can't keep up with myself!

I am up at the crack of dawn (so my parent says), looking out into the night sky for glimpses of 'seagulls' with my 'motion detector eyes, I can see anything.  Of course they give themselves away by squawking, or better yet 'screeching' that makes my parent most annoyed..muttering odd noises under her breath as she tries to sleep.  LOL.  I tell the gulls - turn up the volume - meow!  I never seem to get the sea gulls to come in for a visit.... (mind you we did have 2 pigeons roast in the winter...for a few seconds on the window sill...I guess they didn't like my fangs...which I showed off????

You know I have a wonderful view of my urban dwelling.....I sit from my perch, which is better than trying to navigate a tree in the park. Sure enough the fire department is 20 feet away...but if I want attention..I'd rather be in the movies...LOL

Let me tell you a story.....my human like me likes the south west window to catch the afternoon sun.  After a long winter that lasted until April....it was 'let me outta here!

Well she was working on her 'jewellery' on my small coffee table I use to get to the window..meow, that's mine I tell her.   Yes, I am able to jump on my cabinet with my vets fleece and 2 cotton towels...I demand comfort...however... I decided to surprise my human....you never guess what I came up with.   I was observing her for a while...she sure was quiet......{as a kitten I used to jump from the floor to her lower back, then up her back on to her shoulders...just so I could bet at the credenza for food.   I had tiny legs and she was just the perfect human stepladder}.  I expect she has a dozen t-shirts with tiny holes from my tiny nails in them...LOL .   It worked until I got big and developed my 'rabbit type legs'  one leap for mankind at a single bound - which is 3 feet in the air!
I decided the best way to let her know I wasn't pleased with her occupying the seat and table..was to fool her completely -- I'd jump on her back....to stop her from working...what could she do but submit...to me!  Meow.....meow..

I jumped on her back, although I'm not that big, I'm long in the body with my huge "Maine Coon" tail....well it must have been a left over that God decided, he had a spare one hanging around.  I'm a Calico Tabby at least that is what my adoption papers say
Landing on her back was easy...I kept moving around....she got closer and closer to her knees until she was almost kissing the table...LOL -- Meow aren't I good!  Just when she was thinking to wiggle I turned around, and around...slapping my tail on her shoulder...that's it - let her know who is boss!!!!    I did this for 5 minutes ...you know it's like the human version of a 'time out for kids'.

They get the picture eventually even when they are 3 years of age.    Eventually I did get down...and decided to go an annoy her more by then asking for food. She moved over to the computer table thinking she would get a reprieve....until I hid under the table, stretched up on my haunches and pretended to sharpen my claws on her jeans...LOL...'attention seeking behavior'.  Watching those nature programs and cartoons gives me some good idea!


I then decided after much
activity to sit have a wash, then a drink.....

There is never a dull moment around here...


I have all my soft rubber balls hidden around the place, which make there appearance around 1 or 2 a.m.
Silver tin foil is the very best.   I can jump on the credenza where the ear phones are and rattle them...wakie wakie........(are you asleep.......if you were...now you're not - giving a wry smirk)...

Since I'm up most of the night.... I usually sleep during the day....I have lots of hiding places and if I plan it right. I hid under the bed..where she can't see me or out of 'arms reach' LOL

Well, I guess I had better wish her a 'Happy Mother's Day'  she really is a pretty good human as they go.    I had the chef Vanessa prepare a little something....I was going to add sardines, or fresh salmon - but I ate it instead  -- leaving the fruit instead.. LOL

Spring time is wonderful with so much energy....my dwelling is a virtual play pen for cats and kitties, we do allow dogs too of course.    Humans may leave their shoes at the door LOL.

Well, I'm off to play ....and create some
more ideas how to fool my pet parent........kittens it's a good time to watch and observe them for this will help you when your grow up into adulthood!  Come back for more antics from Cali's corner........it will make your pur.......

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Are you ready for fun yet.....meow...............................

4 comments:

  1. OMG sounds like Cali is having fun, I hope you have a great Spring , and Happy Mothers day Vanessa ,

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    1. Hello Auntie Virginia: I like to keep "Mum/Mom" on her toes and keep her guessing. I hope you had a great Mothers day too!

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  2. Hi Cali! Molly, your dog friend here. Sounds like a lovely spring and Mother's day around your place. Good work on keeping your mom on her toes. Give her a purr for me! Cheers, Molly.

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    1. Hi "Miss Molly, golly how nice to hear from you". Oh yes, humans can get pretty lazy if you don't chase them or give them some activity....no fun being bored! Who wants to watch tv when you have your mum/mom to provide all the free laughs. The episode still make me pur and laugh. Go on now what can you come up with..I challenge you!

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