Sunday, April 20, 2008

Top Tricks

Top Tricks

My last post got some great comments about more fav techniques. More experiments await.

Now for my top "up and at 'em" moves.

1. A classic whapping move, I jump on the bureau and slowly whap things off.
2. The PM sometimes sleeps with one foot out of the covers. Perfect. I pounce on the foot and play with it. The key is that I just use my paws-no claws, but I do administer a bitey every few seconds for effect.
3. I find any type of plastic bag or packaging and I lick and chew it. The PM gets worried that I am going to eat some of it so she gets up.
4. As my friend, Tiggie FOC does, I save up any hairballs and work them out in the wee hours of the morning. One time I hacked up a real juicy one on the stairs and the PM didn't get up. Guess who had something cold and slimy squished between their toes on the way to the bathroom? She gets up everytime now.
5. I have taken to harassing the wee lad. I jump on his bed and lick his hands or his face. He calls "Mommy!" and my job is done.
6. The best one that I have EVER come up with kind of back fired in the end but it worked for awhile. I warn you, this technique should not be tried by any cat who is a novice or a mancat in training. This takes a lot of concentration and skill. First, you need to find a cupboard or door that can easily be opened. It must make a impressive sound when it closes. You stand beside this door and slowly and in a perfect rhythm open... let it close, wait about 3 seconds, open...let it close. It is best if you can swing it open and let it close. The door I chose would close with some thumps. Open...let go... THUMP... thump,thump,thump. I chose the closet door in the wee ones room as I knew that would get the reaction I wanted. Well, it got a reaction alright! The PM thought the sound was coming from downstairs. She would get up and when she got to the top of the stairs, it would stop. That's because it had worked. Then she would go downstairs and I'd come bounding down with her. She thought I had just been sleeping with the wee ones and woke up when she got up. I did this around the same time, 2:30 am every few nights for about a month. Let's just say, she was totally freaked out. At the end she thought there was a GHOST in the house. She couldn't figure out what was making that noise downstairs as both of us cats were upstairs. The noise was in such perfect timing that she said it couldn't be a mouse or squirrel. I should have taken the echo effect into consideration (dang!) and had been a little more lax about the timing. Chalk it up to a learning experience. It back fired in the end as she would be too scared to get up if I did it again. The truth came out when she was getting the wee ones dressed and the wee lad had hid in his closet. I was not thinking and I did the exact same move to try and get in the closet. The PM couldn't believe it was me . Hee Hee. They then rigged this up so I couldn't do it again.

Oh well, it worked for awhile.


Parker said...

You have a whole lot of tricks, I took notes!

Tesla and Hansel said...

dat iz da best trick in da whole werld... yoo iz meh hero!

Mr. Hendrix said...

what great tricks! Bendrix and I are very very impressed with your closet door. we think you had a great run with that one! it probably drove her nuts day and night trying to figure it out. very very cool.

Cecil the Cougar: said...

HEHHEEHE that Ghost-Trick is a good one! When I get a little bit older I will definitely want to try it!

Daisy said...

You have some good tricks up your furry sleeve! I like to do trick #2, but my Mommie does not enjoy the biteys.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Deze are furry good trix. I might wants to borrow some of deze from you to uze oevfur here.
I yam glad you joined us at da cafe'. You can alwayz drops in fur secondz.
-Dr Tweety

Lux said...

Those are all fantastic techniques!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Those are great tekneeks. We wuz all laffing about the closet door. I Eric like to bite the Beans noses right in the middle sensitive bit, and I, Flynn, like to try and push my nose in their moufs.

Anonymous said...

Thump, Thump, Thump, Thump. Ok, we'll see if it works here! Nana hates Ghosty sories!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

hahaha mommy has to put a bungee cord on the doors of the laundry closet because I can open them and climb inside the laundry basket...that was fine with her until I used it as a litter box one day....the party was over from that point on!
I like you new photo, but I did like the first one better because you sat in the golden glow of the sun!
Much Love to you and Shade and keep away from the critter...her looks shifty

Mickey's Musings said...

Hahahahahahaha!!!! Those are so great Goldie :)We have a door like that in the kitchen!Mom likes your Mom's solution!!! We like the noise ;)
Purrs Mickey

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Gorgeous fluff, Goldie! Those are all wonderful tricks. :) The door one is very impressive - sadly, we don't have any doors that we can try it on (German homes don't have cupboards or closets).

Fortunately, our dad wakes up with just a gentle tap of the paw. Or else with some heaving breathing in his face if he ignores the paw.

Ana said...

You are a very clever cat! For one month undiscovered! Bravo! Pumuckl also loves to tickle our feet in night. :)

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...
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Tiggie FOC said...

Blondie was going to make a comment on this post about how all of us cats are nuts, but I made her remove it. I don't know why she thinks she could say anything on a cat blog any way.

Gads, I had forgotten all about the ghost trick. I used to do that all the time. Thanks for reminding me about it. Usually I also open all the drawers in the guest bathroom and the cupboard below the sink when guests are here. Makes them wonder what Blondie and Bernie were looking for in the bathroom during the night. What a gas...the guest think my people are weird, and my people wind up blaming me, and the guest don't believe a word of it.

Yup, being a cat is just crazy fun all the time.

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