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Cat communication

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So yesterday The Wife is reading on her chaise lounge, and suddenly Sophie gets on top of the china cabinet, which she knows is not allowed. The Wife stands up, and Sophie jumps down and gets into petting position. (It’s necessary to actually stand up. You can say, “Sophie, get down” until you’re blue in the face with absolutely no effect on Sophie.)

So The Wife settles back to read. The Sophie gets into the (empty, inactive) fireplace and starts banging around on the metal curtains. This was formerly not allowed, but The Wife’s given up on that—but Sophie hasn’t realized it. For example, when she sneaks into the fireplace and her tail hits the metal curtains, causing a sound, she freezes for a while, until she figures the coast is clear.

Finally, Sophie, getting no reaction to the ostentatious fireplace invasion, gives up and jumps on top of the bookcase—also not allowed. The Wife gets up, and Sophie immediately jumps down and gets into petting position. (She always does this, just in case.)

The Wife goes into the kitchen and checks. Empty food bowl.

Written by Leisureguy

24 December 2006 at 12:19 pm

Posted in Cats, Sophie

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  1. “Petting position,” btw, is belly flat on the floor and neck stretched out with chin on the floor. The idea seems to be to make it easy to pet her repeatedly from nose to tail.


    the wife

    24 December 2006 at 2:55 pm

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