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Do cats like to make fools of us?

post #1 of 29
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I'm still chuckling over Jamie's behavior this morning. He woke me up early for his breakfast, and then nagged and nagged to go for a walk, despite the cold and snowy weather (which he's quite aware of since he has free access to his balcony, and was out for a walk yesterday). Okay, so I downed a cup of coffee, took a quick shower and dried my hair, and then went through a game of hide and seek before I could put his harness on him (a favorite game we play at least once a week). Once he had his harness on, he yowled impatiently until I got on my jacket, boots, hat, and gloves. I attached the leash to his harness, opened the door, and we went out - for a total of one minute! He went back to the door, requesting to go back inside. I took him in for about two minutes, then tried again. This time our outdoor stay lasted about 30 seconds. My husband swears the cat does this sort of thing to show me who's boss. Do you agree, or is it just feline fickleness?
post #2 of 29
Maybe he forgot about the snow? Or maybe he didn't realize it waas as cold as it was? Or maybe he is just playing with your mind!
post #3 of 29
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Perhaps. I always have a hard time convincing him that if it's raining out front, it's most probably raining out back. Should I have named him, "I'm from Missouri"?
post #4 of 29
Tricia thats so funny.
post #5 of 29
Hee hee ... I think Jamie KNOWS who's boss!!
post #6 of 29
Awww Jamie...are you giving your Mommy a hard time again?
You are quite a handfull.
post #7 of 29
Hey! That sounds like about how little kids are in the winter time....takes longer to get them bundled than what they are actually outside.
Linda
post #8 of 29
Ha I love it - what a good boy

How do you play hide and seek with him? I'd love to learn - I think Sashka would really enjoy that!
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by jcat
Perhaps. I always have a hard time convincing him that if it's raining out front, it's most probably raining out back. Should I have named him, "I'm from Missouri"?
He was looking for the door into summer, maybe?
post #10 of 29
Humm I go thru a similiar things daily... I have a plack with My dog is not spoiled I am well trained... I am looking for a my cat trained my dog and the dog trained me
post #11 of 29
I think it's so true that cats DO make fun of us! Mine messes with me all the time. She likes to mess with me when I am eating. She's start to meow, as if she wants to eat whatever I have. I give her a tiny spoonful. She sniffs it, touches her tongue and runs away.
post #12 of 29
lol yeah i think they do just like to show us whos boss but in a very cute way
post #13 of 29
Oh yeah, he's definitly in charge!
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
Ha I love it - what a good boy

How do you play hide and seek with him? I'd love to learn - I think Sashka would really enjoy that!
My husband thinks it's a nutty game, but Jamie loves it. He goes to the top of the stairs, and calls me, then runs off and hides behind furniture, a door, or curtains. I walk through the upstairs, saying, "Where's Jamie? Where's the little kitty cat? I can't find my kitty!" He jumps out at me when I get close to his hiding place, and then runs off and hides someplace else. He can play this for a half hour to an hour. Sometimes I hide, instead of continuing my search, and jump out at him when he comes looking for me.
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by jcat
My husband thinks it's a nutty game, but Jamie loves it. He goes to the top of the stairs, and calls me, then runs off and hides behind furniture, a door, or curtains. I walk through the upstairs, saying, "Where's Jamie? Where's the little kitty cat? I can't find my kitty!" He jumps out at me when I get close to his hiding place, and then runs off and hides someplace else. He can play this for a half hour to an hour. Sometimes I hide, instead of continuing my search, and jump out at him when he comes looking for me.
We have a little game like that! Only...it's not quite as complex. When I'm getting ready for bed, Trent likes to jump up on the boxes I have under my hanging clothes in my walk in closet. He does that, and "hides". I respond with "Where's Trent? Where is he? I can't find my Trent! Where is Trent?" This can go on for 10 seconds or a few minutes. Finally he pops out of my clothes and I say "Oh there's my Trent!!!" and give him lots of loves and kisses. He thinks it's fun.
post #16 of 29
lol, readin these posts just made me smiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiile from my heart=)
post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by valanhb
We have a little game like that! Only...it's not quite as complex. When I'm getting ready for bed, Trent likes to jump up on the boxes I have under my hanging clothes in my walk in closet. He does that, and "hides". I respond with "Where's Trent? Where is he? I can't find my Trent! Where is Trent?" This can go on for 10 seconds or a few minutes. Finally he pops out of my clothes and I say "Oh there's my Trent!!!" and give him lots of loves and kisses. He thinks it's fun.
The funniest part is that the questions have to be asked.
post #18 of 29
Mine like to hide and not answer for a loooooong time, until I'm frantic. Then suddenly they appear as if saying "What's all the fuss about?"
post #19 of 29
And some people insist that cats are aloof...yeah, right!
post #20 of 29
LOL Our poor dog has to deal with our little devil everyday. They love each other, but sometimes I feel sorry for Mali (dog).

TyTy will hide behind some furniture and wait for the dog to walk by. When Mali gets lined up Ty launches out from his hiding spot, literally bounces off her head, and dashes into another hiding spot to repeat the process. Mali, instead of continuing on, wants to then find the cat for payback, and thats when Ty gets her again! And again, and again, and again. Until finally Mali does catch him and they wrestle for a good 30 minutes to an hour.
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by jcat
My husband thinks it's a nutty game, but Jamie loves it. He goes to the top of the stairs, and calls me, then runs off and hides behind furniture, a door, or curtains. I walk through the upstairs, saying, "Where's Jamie? Where's the little kitty cat? I can't find my kitty!" He jumps out at me when I get close to his hiding place, and then runs off and hides someplace else. He can play this for a half hour to an hour. Sometimes I hide, instead of continuing my search, and jump out at him when he comes looking for me.
Wow that's amazing! So, it sounds like it's something he kind of came up with on his own, and you caught on!! Clever kitty...lol

I don't know if I could teach mine anything like that. Sashka's too independent and you can't get Sunday off the bed for anything except food...
post #22 of 29
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Jamie started that game the third day we had him, when we decided he didn't have to be confined to one room to make him feel more secure, as it took him about 4 hours to make himself at home. We had another cat that played the same game with the dogs, though, and Jamie plays it with the dog next door, when Aki comes over for a "play date".
post #23 of 29
lol Twitch is deaf & she still demands that I call for her! If she doesn't see my lips moving when I am seeking her, she won't come out! My family thinks I am crazy walking around the house calling for a deaf cat!
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by jcat
I'm still chuckling over Jamie's behavior this morning. He woke me up early for his breakfast, and then nagged and nagged to go for a walk, despite the cold and snowy weather (which he's quite aware of since he has free access to his balcony, and was out for a walk yesterday). Okay, so I downed a cup of coffee, took a quick shower and dried my hair, and then went through a game of hide and seek before I could put his harness on him (a favorite game we play at least once a week). Once he had his harness on, he yowled impatiently until I got on my jacket, boots, hat, and gloves. I attached the leash to his harness, opened the door, and we went out - for a total of one minute! He went back to the door, requesting to go back inside. I took him in for about two minutes, then tried again. This time our outdoor stay lasted about 30 seconds. My husband swears the cat does this sort of thing to show me who's boss. Do you agree, or is it just feline fickleness?

I am so glad to hear that I'm not the only one this is happening to! On Friday Lucky begged and begged and begged to go outside. So out come the harness and the lead and I opened the door and she seemed shocked that there was 20cm of snow. She bounded out the door about 20 steps, realized she didn't like this snow stuff on her feet...climbed a nearby plant and started to cry and cry. And me being her well trained slave had to go out and get her and carry her in. She also presented me with her paws for inspection.
post #25 of 29
I just called being determined and wanting what they want even though the conditions might work against it - yup a permanent 2 yr. old! *lol*
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by Hell603
I just called being determined and wanting what they want even though the conditions might work against it - yup a permanent 2 yr. old! *lol*
Exactly! Instant gratification is the catchword. Jamie learned a lesson today, I hope. I got home from work, and had groceries to put away, and he wanted to go outside immediately. Unfortunately, I had cat litter in the vestibule, and the inside door open. He opened the outside door himself, and took off. He got about half a block, and got scared. When I went to pick him up, he ran back home, and instead of running in the front door, which I'd left open when I went running after him, he ran into the garage. Then he really got scared, and hunkered down under the car. It took me about 20 minutes to coax him out. He was so scared that his tail looked like a bottle brush, and he stayed snuggled up in my arms for about half an hour.
post #27 of 29
Silly boy, Jamie!!

BTW, nice winter siggy!
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47
Silly boy, Jamie!!

BTW, nice winter siggy!
Another Hope Hacker original!
post #29 of 29
They definately do this stuff just for kicks.
I'm sure they giggling up a storm once we are out of earshot.
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