Sunday, July 31, 2011

Smart Sunday

 Today was turn away from Mom while she is taking our picture day.  Emma and I both did it.  The fan has been blowing papers off the kitchen table and Mom doesn't always pick them up right away.
Emma:  I had fun with Mom when she was trying to take my picture. First I was on the couch and she sat in my chair to take a picture on my level.  I walked over this table to stick my nose right up to the camera lens, then I got into her lap.  Mom thought that was pretty cool, so I got petted for a while.  Then I got back on the table and sat down looking at Mom, so she aimed the camera and pushed the button just as I got up and turned away.

Karen Jo:  I love it whenever you jump up into my lap.  You don't do it very often.  I have hopes that someday you will become a lap cat.

Emma:  I have something new that I like to do.  I jump up on Mom's dresser and look at myself in the mirror. I don't meow or try to play with the kitty in the mirror; I just sit and look at myself.

Karen Jo:  I have never seen a cat do that before.  It seems like Emma knows that she is looking at herself, but cats aren't supposed to be able to recognize themselves like that.  Emma is a smart cat and maybe she is smarter than I thought.

I'm smart, too.  I know just how to get you to give me treats whenever I want.  Or almost whenever I want.

Karen Jo:  You are very smart, too, Herman.  I have never seen you with a mirror, so I don't know how you react.  You know when it's time for your Interferon and remind me if I forget and you know just how to get me up early to feed you.

The put my paw on Mom's head and slowly extend my claws trick works every time.  It doesn't hurt her, but it sure gets her attention.  You didn't give me any chicken today.

Karen Jo:  When the chicken was ready to eat, you weren't anywhere in sight.  You and Emma were busy in the living room, so I had to eat the chicken all by myself.  I will be having it again tomorrow, so you have another chance.

Good.  I have always liked this way of cooking chicken.  You snipped my fur again today.

Karen Jo:  There are lots of little places where I will have to snip your fur.  You are getting lots of little mats. You have been resisting me lately, so they are building up.  You don't want to be furminated, which I understand, because if the furminator hits a mat, it pulls and hurts.  You don't want your mats snipped, which I don't really understand because I have never hurt you doing it.  You really don't want to be shaved, which I understand completely.  Snipping is the only way to get rid of your mats that you will tolerate, at least some of the time.

I guess I will have to put up with it.  I know that little mats will become bigger mats if they aren't dealt with, then I will have to be shaved, but I don't like the snipping all the same.


Summer at said...

Emma, I hope your human does not get her hopes up too much about you becoming a lap cat. My human has batted 1000 with the three of us NOT being lap cats! But then, she is not a good lap person either - too fidgety!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Emma, we think it's obvious you know how beautiful you are, and are simply admiring yourself in the mirror. :-)

Herman, best to let your human snip those mats...Our mom used to have Chumley shaved by a groomer a few times a year, and he always looked ridiculous afterward (we've seen pics).

Enjoy your Sunday!

Brian said...

You two are so funny, turning away from Mom like that! Have a very Easy Sunday you two!

wildcatwoods said...

It takes time to become a lap cat for some of us. And we don't like being combed either. Hope you all have a restful Sunday!

Cats of wildcat woods

Everycat said...

Emma it's no wonder you want to sit and admire yourself in the mirror. You are so beautiful. Herman, I hate my matts being cut out too, you got my sympathies bro'

(and Oliver)

1-4 Grace said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes. I had a good present today... Momma came home from her trip with the youth at church. She went to a place called, "Camp." I do not know what that it, but she is home...I am happy, but she sure does smell funny.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

The woman still hopes that Gemini will become a lap cat and it's been six years almost! She doesn't like her mats trimmed either...

Katnip Lounge said...

Emma, Grayce says that laps are great and you should really do laps more often. Herman, KonaKitty feels for you; Mommy has been snippy-snipping her pants!

The Island Cats said...

Haha! We like how you both fooled your mom and turned away just as she clicked the camera!

meowmeowmans said...

MOL. That's a fun game, turning away from the camera at the last second. :)

Have a great weekend, friends!