Greetings. Snoops and Kommando Kitty here. If you live with small (or not so small) human children, you may have noticed that they are not around as much as usual. That’s because they have gone off to “school”.
Humans are a little odd in the way they teach their children (among other things). Instead of teaching them how to survive in the world, they send them to “school” to learn “facts” and “socialization”. And they only do it for part of the year. Very strange.
Anyway, life around the house changes when school begins. We’re going to talk about some of those changes and how they may affect you.
Getting up Early – Your young human will probably start getting up earlier than usual.
Downside – They will use some loud noise to wake up. It’s called an alarm, and it makes an awful sound to wake the small human. You will not enjoy it. Also, you will lose your warm sleeping companion.
Upside – You get the warm bed to yourself.
Buses – Your young human may take a “bus” to school. They are yellow. An alligator friend of ours refers to them as a can of people.
Downside – Young humans rarely are ready for the bus. They run around the house looking for things. There may be yelling. And buses make a very loud noise when they stop.
Upside – None
Backpacks, Books, Shoes – Humans need a lot of stuff to go to school.
Downside – They will probably leave their stuff all over the house. You will either need to walk around it or over it. Often the adult humans will yell at them to put their stuff away. (School seems to cause a lot of yelling.)
Upside – Some of the stuff is really comfy to lay on. In particular, backpacks and books are good for relaxing. The shoes can be used as containers for gift mice.
Pencils, Pens, Crayons – School also requires a lot of stuff to write with.
Downside – Crayons taste awful. Pens can leak ink onto your paws. Sometimes humans get cranky if you play with them.
Upside – It’s a lot of fun to bat any of them around and watch them roll. If you’re lucky, the small human may play with you.
Lunch – A lot of small humans take food to school. An adult human usually makes a lunch.
Downside – The humans will spend a lot of time in the kitchen totally ignoring you. Some of the food is really icky, like celery. And they won’t let you give a sniff test to make sure the food is good.
Upside – Once in a while, you may get a piece of the meat that’s going on the sandwich. Don’t be fooled if they offer you peanut butter – it does not taste like butter.
Gym Clothes – Sometimes the schools make the small humans exercise. They wear special clothes for exercise.
Downside – When these clothes come home, they smell terrible.
Upside – None. Avoid them.
Baths – Parents make children bathe more often for school.
Downside – Small children don’t always want to bathe. (Disgusting, isn’t it?) There may be yelling (again). If you like to be in the bathroom, you may get dragged into the water.
Upside – Less chance of sticky fingers in your fur.
As you can see, school doesn’t really do much for us cats. In exchange for having a quieter house for a few hours a day, we get more yelling and running around for the rest of the time.
We highly recommend that you find a nice, quiet spot and ignore them all.
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Really enjoyed your post today and the photos. Hugs and Purrs.x😻🐾🐾
That’s a smart analysis of school!
Thanks you! Cats know all. 🙂
Heck, way too many downsides to this whole school thing, though I loved the mouse storage facility! Home schooling seems way more fun, and worked for me… well that is where the house spiders and house mice live so thats where I try to teach them how to run fast! MOL
Toodle pips and purrs
We complete agree with you. We were home schooled too, and it’s worked out fine for us. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
I am glad you were able to find an upside to most things involved with school 🙂
We try to be fair. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
I like that “shoes can be used as containers for gift mice.” 🙂
We like to repurpose. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
I’m always surprised to hear someone say they don’t like cats! They must of been scratched & traumatized as a child?
We agree. A few bad cats can ruin it for the rest of us. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
As a cat person, this made my day! 🙂
MOL This was purretty cute. Big hugs
Dezi and Raena
heres a cool cat!
Those markings are amazing. Thanks for sending it along.
now that is an impressive upside/downside list! I love the kitten slipping on the sofa!!
Thank you. It’s been a tough day for him 🙂
And those buses give off stinky smells in the air, too! There are no little humans at my house, but Mom and Dad sure have a lot of books and paper stuffs all over the house. And you’re right, they can be comfortable to lay on. Winks.
You’re right. Buses do stink. We’re partial to sleeping on papers. They’re the right size
Yep, I think Rose and Edgar are smitten with each other! Katie might have a new papa in the near future! Winks.
Whoops. My 2nd comment above was meant to go with the other Part 3 story post. Tee hee hee.
You never know where you’ll find romance