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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Does your kitty "sit"?

A weird thing happened this weekend when we had a couple house guests. The boyfriend of my soon-to-be-stepdaughter was there for a couple days. At one point when he was giving Murphy some Greenies, he held them up and said, "Sit," and sure enough, Murphy immediately sat. He said, "Yeah, cats just do that for some reason."

Have you ever tried saying "Sit" to your cat and had them DO IT?? It's like it's in their genes or something.


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I haven't tried that with Arianwen, but I'm curious to see if it works.
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I didn't know that was supposed to be a cat thing. And here I thought I was so clever, teaching Rocket to do a trick.
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Duchess will sit on command if she is the one giving the command

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What my kitties do on Command:

Scooter sits and Flops over on the floor
Freak Flops over the floor (for her belly rub)
Tobie used to laydown on command
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Sam (R.B. kitty) used to do a lot of things on command, or request.

sit
fetch
open door (he could work a doorknob)
stand up
wait
attack

And those are just a few.
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...he was giving Murphy some Greenies, he held them up and said, "Sit," and sure enough, Murphy immediately sat. He said, "Yeah, cats just do that for some reason."
"some reason" ...being the cat was probably standing right in front of him and he held the treat UP, causing the cat to follow it with his eyes...which would be easier to track the higher it went if he sat down instead of standing and craning his head/neck over his back.




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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-24-2008, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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You're probably right, Heidi. That makes more sense than him wanting to play the game or please us in some way.


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Not necessarily, I do think cats can be trained and be consistent responding to the commands...I just don't think a guest can do it in only a few days.



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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-24-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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Miss Chloe will run to the refrigerator is I say "fridge" or "want a piece of cheese" thats it though
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