We get all types of questions from readers of our blog. Today we thought we would share a few of them with you.
Dear Snoops and Kommando, I want to get my girlfriend a special gift for her birthday, but she’s already said that she doesn’t want a dead animal. Can you believe it? Any ideas?
It sounds like she doesn’t want a traditional gift. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t have options. We recommend something personal. Girls like her tom making her dinner. Maybe a nice salmon patty or beef shreds. You could still use the mice for kebabs or a nice protein for a salad with cat greens. Catnip tarts are always a winner for dessert.
Dear Snoops and Kommando, My human keeps trying to get me to dress up in human clothes. Then they take pictures and post them. It is totally humiliating. What can I do?
We recommend the direct approach. If you find the outfit before they put it on, wet hairballs are a good option. They don’t look as suspicious as using the clothes as a litter box.
If the clothes are sprung on you, try to get away to someplace hard to get at or too small for them to come after you. With a little luck, they will give up trying to catch you.
It should always be a last resort to fight with your human. They are the keeper of the treats. However, extreme squirming is acceptable. Make it as hard as possible.
If all else fails, hide once the outfit is on. It’s much better for them to tell their friends that you were a fashion fail than have those pictures circulating on the Internet.
Dear Snoops and Kommando, My human keeps letting small humans into our house. We have our own small humans who are rather sweet (and good for getting us treats). However, these visitors are miserable little creatures. We do not like being held in sticky hands or chased around the house. They do not listen to our little humans. What do we do?
Do not, under any circumstances, hiss or try to claw the little monsters. You will get in trouble with the large humans. Our first idea is to stick around your human mom or dad when they come around. Any good human cat parent will protect you from grabby hands.
A cat tree or shelf is also a possibility. If you have an outdoor enclosure, head for that. Hiding under a bed will usually do the trick. (Make sure you’re in the middle where short arms can’t reach.) The key is to try to stay out of their sight.
Dear Snoops and Kommando, Our humans brought home a dog. It is huge (and smells awful). It wants to play with us. How do we deal with it?
First off, be grateful that it doesn’t want to be alpha animal. Some dogs come into a house and need to be taught that cats rule the roost.
It is a good idea to be as friendly as possible. Large dogs are useful in reaching things you cannot. And they can be blamed for all sorts of things.
Dog aroma is usually not too bad once you get used to it. A good way to adapt is to sleep in his bed whenever possible. If the smell is excessive, the humans will force him to take a bath.
It’s fun to chase the dog rather than let him chase you. Whatever you do, protect your food.
Dear Snoops and Kommando, we hear that your blog recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. Congratulations!
Thank you very much, but the celebration is much too early. It is true that Cat registered the blog five years ago. But in our opinion, it was rather pathetic. Very human-centric and total lack of focus.
We actually took over the blog in July of 2015. If you look at it before and after that date, you will notice a marked difference. We have improved the content, standardized the publishing schedule, and drawn in more followers.
In other words, animals rule!
15 thoughts on “Cat Forum: Ask Snoops and Kommando”
That is some good advice and happy blogiversary.
Thank you and thank you
Snoops and Kommando,
At first I have to tell you I am a human, Kosmo’s mom. This post opens more the world of cats to me. It is easier to understand how they think.
Ssshhh, GO AWAY!
HELP, HELP Kosmo here, she read secretly this blog. I am so sorry this knowledge is not for humans. I have to hypnotize her to forget everything.
in faraway Finland.
Good luck, Kosmo. Humans can be very dangerous if the think they know how we think. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Great answers to all the questions.
Thank you. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Happy sorta blogversary! We never knew you were so wise with such helpful advice to give! I think my guys already know about the hairball on the cat outfit trick!
Thank you. Yes, that process has worked successfully for many cats. 🙂
why the Canadian connection at the end?
Actually, I didn’t notice the maple leaf at first. It was the best collection of different animals I could find. I wanted something that reflected that all animals rule. And the beaver is really cute.
all those animals are Canadian icons & so with the red maple leaf I figured there was something happening that I missed?
Nope. You guys just have a lot of cute animals. 🙂
well cute & Canadian do start with the same letter after all!
Those were some good questions and your answers were spot on! Sometimes I chase my doggie minion through the house. But when she starts doing figure 8’s through the house, I stay clear so I don’t get run over! Tee hee hee. I’m glad lil’ children don’t come into my house, ’cause I’ve heard they can be unpurr-dictable. Winks.
We don’t have a doggie minion or small children, which we think is just fine. 🙂