Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
Re: Unintended Consequences
Muffin plays fetch, with milk rings. I think it's about the cutest thing EVER! lol
The other day I was having a very bad day, so what does little love-muff do? Brings me the milk ring, over and over and over. How can you be upset with a cute little (....well he used to be little!) orange kitty purring up a storm and trying to play with you? Well, you can't, lol.
As for bad habits....We've taught the cats not to go on the counter (not that they're very good at it...) so Muffin, Doran, and Jitzu all get off when I say "Off!" In my mommy voice. Torri...is spoiled. And so is much slower to get off when told. Sometimes she doesn't. If any other kitty were to do this they would get a squirt from the water bottle. Torri? Torri gets gently lifted of the counter and placed somewhere else. lol...oops.
Also, when Doran was teeny (like 3-4 weeks) he had to be with me everywhere. I was mum so he had to follow me. If he couldn't see me he'd start crying. So I would pick him up and put him on my shoulder. He doesn't do it to me (because I don't let him) but anyone else who picks him up ends up having 12lbs of kitty on their one shoulder...lol I think it's cute, his daddy might disagree though.
Something else that kinda just happened is how talkative our kitties are. Jitzu especially loves to talk to me. Torri picked it up from her, but mostly whines *sigh* the little princess. Doran has a silly little girly voice, doesn't suit him at all, but he 'cries' if he 'loses' me. (meaning he goes downstairs or upstairs, realizes he's alone and cries.) Muffin only really gets going at dinner. My fault 'cause I always ask "Muffin, are you hungry?" And he'll meow back. Now he meows as I make dinner...*sigh*
Such sassy kitties we have, lol.
To the OP if you want her to bring it to you, go pick up the paper ball and bring it somewhere else. Get her excited then throw it again. When she goes to it and picks it up try and get her to come to you. If you do that and keep moving around they get the hang of bringing it to you...but beware! You may be playing a LOT of fetch! lol