I know it is wrong, because it was written in the Cat Constitution centuries ago.
And it’s shocking to discover that our human obedience training has been forgotten.
I know I couldn’t believe it when it happened to me. One day my humans were about to feed me. And made a big fuss of this new cat food. They had forgotten that I only want my favourite food and nothing else.
I hated the smell. And the taste…yuck. They thought they could control me. Making me eat the slop they bought.
I did the only thing possible.
I puked on the sofa.
Luckily for them, they quickly remembered their error. My humans raced to the store and bought my regular food.
They have never made this mistake again. And will never try to control me.
Cats do not have to go through this painful treatment. We on the lookout for these signs you may try.
Suddenly start closing doors, so we can’t enter.
This controlling behaviour is worse when the doors lead to the bedroom, bathroom, and especially the linen closet. You should know as it is our house, all doors should be left partially open.
Swapping our preferred food for something else. And pretend it will be as tasty as our usual food. As my story shows, it can only lead to disaster.
Ignore our morning wake up time routine.
This can be harmful as our belly needs refuelling. We are on the lookout to see If this new behaviour continues. It means you have forgotten your role in our home, which we are in charge of.
You expect us to come when you call us.
You may even try shaking the cat biscuits to get us to come. We aren’t suckers and fall this trick. This behaviour is strange. Humans should know cats do not behave like dogs.
Of course, it could be that you have become secret dog lovers. But whatever the reason, we can’t let you have this type of control.
Where would all the fun be if you didn’t search the home or backyard for us?
You start taking up more than 1/3 of the sofa.
Or worse, expect us to sit somewhere else and not on your lap. Luckily this behaviour doesn’t last long. Because you basically love us sitting on or close to you. You just need to be reminded, it is a privilege to share our sofa.
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Charlie The Burmese Cat