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post #31 of 50
Maybe he wants to take pictures of you?

Baylee's learned how to open the cabinets... kinda. She's nowhere near the genius of Simon, but she's learned to open it a crack and then let it slam shut... so when I'm in the other room I hear her doing this repeatedly. Why can't she learn a neat trick like fetching the mail or making up my dinner menu like Simon?
post #32 of 50
Jason and I .. have decided that your kitten might be working for the feds.. watch yourself around this kitten.
post #33 of 50
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
I'd say you have a very intelligent cat. Perhaps he really is a reincarnation of a human in a former life.

Have you thought of looking into getting him involved with TV commercials? He sounds like a prime candidate.

His actions are truly amazing. If I were you, I would actually document some of his actions. You have a very unique boy there.
You definitely need to invest in a video camera! I'd LOVE to see photos of Simon. Also, keep the stories coming!
post #34 of 50
You should get one of those secret video cameras to film him while you're not home to see what he's up to when you're not around. You might find he's watching TV, vaccuuming, reading "war & peace" or writing his thesis
post #35 of 50
Thread Starter 
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You should get one of those secret video cameras to film him while you're not home to see what he's up to when you're not around. You might find he's watching TV, vaccuuming, reading "war & peace" or writing his thesis
Oh hell no. I want no part of that. I don't even want to pretend to know if he does that.

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Jason and I .. have decided that your kitten might be working for the feds.. watch yourself around this kitten.
I scoff at you and Jason. Although, now that you mention it, I often wonder why he lays on my shoulders while I type...maybe he's reading things, and emails stuff when I'm not home....and since he likes to answer the phone, maybe it's because he wants to intercept his "handler" at FBI.

Hrm.......

This could be a problem!

(and yes, the stories will keep coming. i'm hopefully getting the film developed tomorrow, and getting it onto a disk, so maybe I will get some shots for you all tomorrow night.)

Best-
Michele
post #36 of 50

I'm really enjoying your stories of Simon's escapades - he's got Jamie beat by miles! This evening my mother-in-law called to inform me that Jamie is now answering the phone (he used to only place calls with the redial button, or any buttons he accidentally hit). She called twice this morning, thinking I already had off from school, and both times got a few little meows, so apparently he's figured out what the "answer" button is for (our phone works without a receiver, because I need an amplifier). I wonder how long he's been doing it?
post #37 of 50
cats pick up a lot of human behaviors. when i was younger, i had at cat that went from the box to using the toilet from watching me. (she flushed, too) she also started liking bubble baths and would jump in with me. we soon discovered she was using the toilet as a jacuzzi; she would flush and jump in!
post #38 of 50
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Originally Posted by jcat

I'm really enjoying your stories of Simon's escapades - he's got Jamie beat by miles! This evening my mother-in-law called to inform me that Jamie is now answering the phone (he used to only place calls with the redial button, or any buttons he accidentally hit). She called twice this morning, thinking I already had off from school, and both times got a few little meows, so apparently he's figured out what the "answer" button is for (our phone works without a receiver, because I need an amplifier). I wonder how long he's been doing it?
OMG! That is TOO cute!!!
post #39 of 50
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Originally Posted by courtney_ou
cats pick up a lot of human behaviors. when i was younger, i had at cat that went from the box to using the toilet from watching me. (she flushed, too) she also started liking bubble baths and would jump in with me. we soon discovered she was using the toilet as a jacuzzi; she would flush and jump in!
Wow! Why don't my cats do neat stuff like that?
post #40 of 50
What a delightful thread!!! I love reading all these genious kitty antics and I'm totally jealous Cats are such amazing creatures
post #41 of 50
Thread Starter 
All right, time for an update on Simon's career search.

I think he wants to be a Dr. now.

As most of you know, I've been very very ill since December 26. Feverish, sneezing, the flu, exhausted, coughing, sinus and bronchial infections, the works.

So there I am, feverish in bed. I've got the kleenex and cough drops next to me, and I've been sneezing. I feel another sneeze coming, and I start the before-the- sneeze-sniffle. You know, the ah,ah,ah,ah.....when Simon comes bounding over, places his paws on my chin, and pokes his head into my open mouth. He mews a bit, and then sits back, readjusts his paws, and pokes his nose into my nose. He mews again, I sneeze, he jumps backwards, and then comes over and sniffs me as I'm blowing my poor nose. I dump the used tissue on the floor, roll over, and lay there, hot and chilly at the same time.

Simon comes over, lays next to me, staring at me with worried eyes. He reaches out and pats my face - my nose, specifically - and then my forehead. He leans over and licks my head (the very first time he's ever done that), and then lays down with me. When I woke several hours later, he was still there. And between his outstreched paws was a coughdrop. I might've brought it there in my feverish stupor, but I like to think Simon brought it over for when I woke.

Sweet, sweet little guy. I could do without a throat exam from him, or a nasal check, but still, he's such a sweet little guy.

And yes, he's still answering my phone....

Best-
Michele
post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by noni
When I woke several hours later, he was still there. And between his outstreched paws was a coughdrop. I might've brought it there in my feverish stupor, but I like to think Simon brought it over for when I woke.


oh Simon your so clever - good boy for looking after your Mum
post #43 of 50
I love hearing about Simon!
post #44 of 50
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Originally Posted by noni
I feel another sneeze coming, and I start the before-the- sneeze-sniffle. You know, the ah,ah,ah,ah.....when Simon comes bounding over, places his paws on my chin, and pokes his head into my open mouth. He mews a bit, and then sits back, readjusts his paws, and pokes his nose into my nose. He mews again, I sneeze, he jumps backwards, and then comes over and sniffs me as I'm blowing my poor nose.
What a funny thing to see that must be, let alone to experience! Well I'm glad Dr. Simon is keeping an eye on you, and I hope you're feeling better!
post #45 of 50
Michele, I swear to God you have the most intelligent, sweetest kitty in the world. My Pepper is will more loving when I'm sick or upset but Simon is just amazing. I can't believe he answers your phone..lol . I would love for Pepper to be able to do that, there are times when I just don't want to answer my phone (home or cell). You have defintely got to keep us updated on Simon's antics. I hope you are feeling better soon....Pepper and I will be sending healing vibes your way.
post #46 of 50
Is there an IQ test for cats? Grayce is very intelligent, but her son just isn't. He's loving, affectionate, and sweet. I don't mind his silly ways. But I sometimes wonder at the differences in their brains.
post #47 of 50
Thread Starter 
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What a funny thing to see that must be, let alone to experience! Well I'm glad Dr. Simon is keeping an eye on you, and I hope you're feeling better!
I'm almost where I can do a full day's work again...almost.

Simon is such a nutball...he's like "Little Man Tate." I just can't keep up with him. During the recent storm, my house got stuffy and overwarm. I opened the laundry room window to get some air in the house, and lifted Simon up to let him smell and see the rain. He loved it. Later, I was running laundry, and switching from the washer to the dryer, and Simon had put his paws up on the door, and was looking at me like "hey, Mom, ready whenever you are. I wanna do that again!"

And he's still answering my phone. I've discovered the surefire way to know I've missed a call. If the contents of my purse are scattered throughout the room, and the phone is out of it...yep, I missed a call. What's really funny is my ringer is Bach, not the normal ring or tones...he just loves that song. I've thought I should get it on a CD for him...but he might destroy the house. And he's still bringing me the mail...

He is my good boy, no doubt. I love him dearly, and he loves me back just as dearly. It's so cute.

More as events warrant....

Best-
Michele
post #48 of 50
Thanks for the update, he sure sounds amazing!

Just wanted to let you know... the other day my boyfriend called my phone, and I have a certain ring for him. Baylee was sitting on the couch with me and when she heard it, she ran to my purse and stuck her head in. By the time I caught up with her, her little nose was touching my phone.

So there's a little Simon in her yet!
post #49 of 50
Simon is so precious! I think you could write a series of children's books on him! I love that he is trying to be your doctor, Michele (and your receptionist ).

Looks like Bay would also test pretty well on the Cat IQ test, Ari. Lucky you!
post #50 of 50
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Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
I didn't mean "just become a cat" in a bad way mind you, I just meant it in the way that Baylee just sleeps all day, runs away from the phone, fights me when she needs a pill and has no interest in the toilet, other than trying to get in.
exactly - this is Normal Cat Behavior - Simon is exceptional!

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Originally Posted by SnowLeop
Simon is so precious! I think you could write a series of children's books on him!
i think this would be a great idea - we've had lots of people come to the primary school with books they've written that involve animals. the books are not usually very good - but the pics are usually cute, & the animal comes with them to promote the book. your stories about Simon are so funny, they make me laugh out loud, sitting at my desk! you should DEFINITELY write a book! & have pics to go with it!
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